Part Shade Perennials Provide Color That Returns Every Year

There are many benefits to including part shade perennials in one’s garden. Unlike annuals that provide quick color that is short lived, these varieties require two or more growing seasons to reach maturity. Once established, they return every spring and will provide color, foliage or both for several seasons, making them popular landscaping choices.

Annuals grow to maturity in a single growing season. This means that they can be planted, flower and produce seed in a single year. However, in most instances, such plants will die at the end of the growing season and often must be replanted the next year.

By way of contrast, the perennial plant does not flower or create seeds and fruit during its first year of life. To ensure color in the bed, gardeners often buy transplants that have been growing for at least one year in a nursery. This allows the plant to flower the first year it is added to a bed.

Heavy frosts and severe winter weather may cause the foliage of some of these plants to die back, but in milder climates, they might remain green all year long. New growth is then produced by the root system, allowing the garden that was well planned to return vigorous every year for several seasons.

Often homes have beds that are situated so they do not receive a lot of sunlight. They could be shaded by the house or nearby trees. Such locations make it difficult for sun loving plants to thrive. However, if the gardener selects plant varieties that prefer a shaded area they can provide additional beauty for the yard.

If a gardener prefers plants that will return several years without replanting a garden in a location that is receives partial sunshine, part shade perennials make a great choice. Flowering plants of this variety can provide many different colors to fit with the color scheme of any landscape design. Plants are available that do not develop the woody stems of shrubs or trees.

If you are looking for part shade perennials, stop by Munchkin Nursery & Gardens where you can learn more about our nursery and gardens that have the best in shade plants.

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