long blooming perennials for shade

This list contains perennial plants that have a bloom period of at least 4 - 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 Swansons nursery professionals.

AVERAGE TO DRY SOILS

BEAR'S BREECH
Acanthus
June to August
HARDY CYCLAMEN
Cyclamen hederifolium, C. coum
August to October
BLEEDING HEART
Dicentra formosa, D. spectabilis May to July EPIMEDIUM SPP. & CULTIVARS Epimedium spp. & cultivars February to April GERANIUM MACROPHYLLUM & CULTIVARS Geranium macrophyllum & cultivars May to June GERANIUM ‘ROZANNE’ Geranium ‘Rozanne’ May to September
LENTEN ROSE
Helleborus x hybridus and cultivars February to April
CHRISTMAS ROSE
Helleborus niger and cultivars
December to February HEUCHERA CULTIVARS Heuchera May to October HEUCHERELLA CULTIVARS Heucherella June to July

average to moist soils

ACTAEA (CIMICIFUGA) SPP. & CULTIVARS Actaea spp. & cultivars September to October ASTIBLE SPP. & CULTIVARS Astible spp. & cultivars June to July BEESIA DELTOPHYLLA Beesia deltophylla June to September HARDY BEGONIA
Begonia grandis July to September
HARDY FUCHSIA
Fuchsia magellanica & cultivars  July to frost
WINTERGREEN
Gaultheria procumbens November to February. Red berries. GENTIANA ACAULIS ‘HOLZMANN’ & HYBRIDS Gentiana acaulis ‘Holzmann’ & hybrids April to May & September
DEADNETTLE
Lamium maculatum & cultivars May to July LIGULARIA SPP. & CULTIVARS Ligularia spp. & cultivars July to August
CREEPING JENNY
Lysimachia nummularia, L.num. 'Aurea’  May to August PRIMULA ‘GREEN LACE’ Primula ‘Green Lace’ May to August PRIMULA ‘WANDA’ Primula ‘Wanda’ March to May ROSCOEA SPP. & CULTIVARS Roscoea spp. & cultivars August to October THALICTRUM ICHANGENSE ‘EVENING STAR’ Thalictrun ichangense ‘Evening Star’ May to August TOADLILY SPP. & CULTIVARS Tricyrtis spp. & cultivars August to October