long blooming perennials for shade

This list contains perennial plants that have a bloom period of at least 6 weeks, and prefer a shady exposure in the garden. There are plants for average to dry soils and for average to moist soils. Whatever conditions a plant prefers, any new or newly-divided plant should be provided with adequate water, moderate fertilization and reasonable winter protection until well established, especially if planted in autumn. Even low water use plants require watering until they become established. For more specific details about any plant, please refer to individual cultivar signs or consult one of our Swanson’s nursery professionals.

AVERAGE TO DRY SOILS

BEAR'S BREECH
Acanthus spp.
June to August
HARDY CYCLAMEN
Cyclamen hederifolium, C. coum
August to October
BLEEDING HEART
Dicentra formosa, D. spectable May to July
LENTEN ROSE
Helleborus x hybridus and cultivars February to April
CHRISTMAS ROSE
Helleborus niger and cultivars
December to February

average to moist soils

HARDY BEGONIA
Begonia grandis July to September
HARDY FUCHSIA
Fuchsia magellanica and cultivars July to frost
WINTERGREEN
Gaultheria procumbens Nov to Feb. Red berries.
DEADNETTLE
Lamium maculatum and cultivars May to July
CREEPING JENNY
Lysimachia nummularia, L.num. 'Aurea’ May to August