It is not always easy to imagine a shady area with flowers, since we believe that they all need a few hours of sunlight to open up. But the reality is that there are some that can be in places where the rays of the star king do not reach directly.
Although there are not many shade flowers, we want you to take a look at the selection of species that we have made, because we are sure that there will be one, or maybe more, that you can use to give color to those more protected corners of your garden or from your yard
Shade-resistant flowering herbaceous plants
If what you want are herbs that produce beautiful flowers and that can be in shade or partial shade, here are a few:
Flowering begonia (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum)
La flower begonia It is a small herbaceous plant that reaches a height of 35 to 40 centimeters. It has fleshy leaves, rounded, and dark brown or green. Begins to bloom in spring, sometimes in late winter, and can continue to bloom into summer. Its flowers are small, about 2 centimeters, pink, red or white. It does not resist frost, so it must be protected if the temperature drops below 0 degrees.
The plant known as christmas rose It is a perennial plant that reaches 50 centimeters in height. It develops basal leaves, palmate and petiolate, dark green. Its flowers bloom in winter, and are white or pink. It resists frosts down to -18ºC.
Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis)
El Lily of the valley, muguet or convalaria is a perennial rhizomatous herb that reaches a height of about 30 centimeters. It has green leaves, 25 centimeters long, and blooms in spring. The flowers arise from a flower stem, and are white, or more rarely pink. It resists down to -18ºC, but you have to take into account that the aerial part (that is, the leaves), die after flowering.
Monarda (Dotted Monarda)
Monarda is a short-lived perennial herb that can grow up to a meter in height. Both stem and leaves are pubescent, and produces white, yellow, pink, or cream-colored flowers in spring. Withstands frosts down to -20ºC.
Do not forget me (Myosotis scorpioides)
The herb known as do not forget me It is a perennial plant that reaches a height of 30 centimeters, and develops creeping stems up to 1 meter long. The leaves are green, oblong-lanceolate, and with very short hairs on their surface. It blooms in spring and summer, producing blue flowers 2 centimeters wide.. Resists up to -18ºC.
Woody flowering plants to have in shade
If you want to know which are the woody plants that produce flowers and that have to be spared so that they can be fine, write down:
Azalea (Rhododendron simsii and Rhododendron japonicum)
La azalea It is an evergreen or deciduous shrub (depending on whether it is of the Tsutsuji or Pentanthera variety), which reaches a height of approximately 50 centimeters, rarely more. They produce very pretty flowers in spring and summer, white, pink, or red.. They resist up to -8ºC, and you should also know that they grow in acidic soils or lands, with a pH between 4 and 6.
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La camellia It is a bush or tree, depending on the species, which reaches an approximate height of between 1 and 10 meters. Its leaves are evergreen, shiny dark green, and blooms in spring. Its flowers measure 4-6 centimeters wide, and can be white, pink or red. Like the azalea, it is an acid plant, which cannot be planted in clay soils and therefore alkaline. It resists up to -10ºC.
Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
La hydrangea It is a deciduous shrub that reaches a height of 1 to 3 meters. It has oval leaves, with a toothed margin, and green. It blooms in spring and summer, producing white, blue, pink or red flowers. grouped in rounded inflorescences. The color will depend on the species, but also on the pH of the soil: if it is 5,5 or less, they will be blue; and if it is superior, pink or red. It resists up to -18ºC.
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Rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticus)
El rhododendron It is an evergreen shrub similar to the azalea, but with larger leaves and flowers. It grows to a height of about 1 meter, so it is widely used as a low hedge in temperate gardens that have acidic soil, with a pH between 4 and 6. It also makes a fantastic balcony plant, as it adapts well to live in a pot It blooms in spring, producing flowers 4 centimeters wide, and white, pink, lilac or red.. Resists up to -12ºC.
Bush roses (Rosa sp)
Although roses they need a lot of light, they also grow well if they are placed in semi-shade. Depending on the species, they reach a height of 1 to 3 meters. Its leaves are dark green, and usually arise from spiny stems. They flower normally in spring, but hybrids and cultivars also flower in summer and/or autumn.. Its flowers are pink, yellow, white, red, orange, etc., and generally scented, but modern varieties are usually scentless. They resist cold and frost down to -18ºC.
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Which of these shadow flowers did you like the most?