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    No Sun? No Problem! Here are 10 Flowers that Grow in Full Shade or Part Shade

    by Administrator 15. May 2018 11:43

    You may be under the assumption that all flowers need as much sunlight as possible in order to survive and thrive. While this is true for the majority of flowering plants that doesn’t mean there aren’t plants that prefer shadier environments over constant sunlight. These flowers are perfect for the parts of your home that receive little to zero sunlight throughout the day. Let’s take a look at the flowers that prefer darkness over sunlight, below.

    What Is Considered Full Shade And Part Shade?

    The definition of what is considered full shade or part shade has a lot of wiggle room in that everyone’s measurements can vary a little bit. But for the most part everyone can agree loosely on the hours below:

    Full Sun: 6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day.

    Part Shade: 3-6 hours of sun exposure per day.

    Full Shade: Less than 3 hours of direct sun light per day.


    Flowers That Grow Well In Part Shade


    Bigleaf Hydrangeas

    Commonly regarded for its large flowers and dense foliage the Bigleaf Hydrangea performs well with early morning sun and then shade in the afternoon hours.



    Violets are native to the Northern Hemisphere where the climate is more temperate so they are perfect for slightly shaded areas around the home.



    These beautiful flowering shrubs are typically seen in hanging baskets. This makes Fuchsia great for back patios and decks.



    There are many types of Anemone that can grow blue, pink, or white daisy-esque flowers.


    Cardinal Flower

    Named for the vivid red coloring of a Roman Catholic cardinal’s robe gives this tall spiky flower an intense blossom.

    Flowers That Grow Well In Full Shade


    One of the most common and readily available full shade plants, the Impatiens always put on an impressive and visual floral display. They are also relatively inexpensive.

    White Bleeding Hearts

    With a flower that sounds exactly like it’s name these heart shaped flowers are marvelous to look at and because they’re perennial you can expect to see them every Spring.


    Coming in shades of blue, pink, and white Forget-Me-Nots perform well in moist woodland areas.

    Tuberous Begonias

    It’s hard to go wrong with tuberous begonias when working in a shady garden area. They’re big and lush and have continuous rose-like flowers blooming from mis-summer all the way to frost.

    Wishbone Flower

    This small bushy annual is prime for shady conditions. It blooms lilac-blue flowers and has deep purples and yellows.


    Your local nursery or garden center usually carries multiple verities of flowers that can perform admirably in shady areas of your home or apartment. Simply ask an employee what they have and/or would recommend for your shady areas and they can point you in the right direction. At Bzak’s Garden Center we’re often referred to as “the usual place to find the unusual”. And as the largest garden supply store in Cincinnati you can guarantee that we’ll have everything you’d need for your garden, making us a one stop solution for all of your gardening needs. Find the location that is closest to you.

    You can also find a list of 7 more plants and flowers that grow well in the shade that we wrote about way back in 2013.


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