What are the best flowering plants to plant for a very shady area?

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  • Joh23329572 Joh23329572 on Jun 01, 2017
    I have hostas and ferns in deep shade. Both grow about 1 ~ 2 feet. Hostas bloom in late summer. Deer will eat hostas to the ground, but ignore ferns. My hostas are behind a fence.

  • Ash10655825 Ash10655825 on Jun 01, 2017
    I didn't think hostas flower, do they?

  • Karen Keeffe Karen Keeffe on Jun 01, 2017
    Hostas do flower, on long stalks. Many gardeners remove them since hostas are grown mainly for foliage. Impatiens, coleus and wax or tuberous begonias, all annuals, also love shade. Shady perennials include heuchera, which has beautiful variegated leaves and slender stalks of tiny flowers in early spring.

  • Judy Ackerman Judy Ackerman on Jun 04, 2017
    Astilbe is a shade lover and comes in different colors.

  • Tcooper9 Tcooper9 on Jun 04, 2017
    Consider some ground cover also. Most have delicate flowers and can blossom all year long. Personally, I'm a huge hosta fan. There a many varieties.

  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 04, 2017
    Hosta is the best! They love the shade.

  • Cindy Ptak Cindy Ptak on Jun 04, 2017
    Agree with host as, many different colors and varieties. Impatiens will sometimes do well in the shade, too.