Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse


Shade can be tricky. Especially if you’re looking for more than foliage. These pretty perennials really are made in the shade.

It’s nice to have a little diversity and color in shady spots. This list includes six perennials—and multiple varieties—that thrive in six hours or less of sun per day.

Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra)

  • Alba
  • Gold Heart
  • Spectabilis
  • Valentine

Jacob’s Ladder (Polemonium)

  • Purple Rain
  • Stairway to Heaven

Lenten Rose (Helleborus)

  • Blushing Bridesmaid
  • French Kiss
  • Maid of Honor
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Rome in Red

Lungwort (Pulmonaria)

  • Pink-a-Blue
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Spot On

Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

  • Amethyst Kiss

Woodland Phlox

  • Blue Moon
  • Woodlander Lilac
  • Woodlander Rose

The people of Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse are here to inspire future plant people. We care about the vast benefits to our environment, health and quality of life, and would love to share it all with you. Please ask if you have any questions on how to plant and care for your shade perennials. We’d be thrilled to help if you need us.