Summer Shade Perennials?

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My back garden is full shade by the time the leaves fill out in summer and I am looking for suggestions for perennial flowering plants that do not require a lot of attention. I have Tulips and daffodils for spring and I have a few hardy mums for fall but I would like some more colorful summer blooms. Thanks!!
q summer shade perennials
q summer shade perennials
q summer shade perennials
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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 06, 2018
    Ferns, Alpines....

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 06, 2018
    Please tell us what planting zone you live in and we'll be happy to give suggestions!

  • Bcm10747065 Bcm10747065 on Jan 06, 2018
    Hosta is a wonderful plant that grows very well and requires no attention. You do need to have shade and a winter season.

    • Suzanne Fordham Suzanne Fordham on Jan 06, 2018
      Yes Thank you!! I have some mini hosta at the top of the waterfall and they are terrific worry free plants but I would love a bit more flowering stuff. :)

  • Terri Terri on Jan 06, 2018
    Minature bleeding hearts (about 12") will bloom all summer. The large ones bloom in spring and are about 3 feet tall. Both of them are shade lovers.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Jan 07, 2018
    Astilbe comes in various colours, tolerates low light conditions and marries well with hostas and ferns. Bleeding hearts will last quite long into the summer with low light and a fair amount of regular watering. Look for some marginal plants for around your pond, I’m envisioning Some of the water reeds/grasses that come in colours...Japanese blood grass, there’s one that has a bright yellow green leaf with brownish spots that I can’t remember the name of...