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What are some good plants for shade gardening?

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Some of the best plants for shade gardening include heuchera, lamium maculatum, tiarella cordifolia and pulmonaria, according to Gardeners. Although there are countless perennial plants for shade gardening, these are reported as the most suitable ones.

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What are some good plants for shade gardening?
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Heuchera is also referred to as coral bells. This plant has leaves of different colors, such as purple, black and orange. Its foliage offers the visual excitement. Other varieties of heuchera have showy flowers on their stems, reports Gardeners.

Tiarella (cordifolia) is similar to heuchera in leaf and form. This plant has dull rather than shiny leaves, which make it look a bit natural. Its flowers come in various colors such as white, or pale pink, and are showier that those of haucheria. Lamium, also referred to as dead neattle, is a low spreading plant with silvery foliage. In early summer, its blooms look white, purple or pink.

Again, pulmonaria or lungwort has beautiful silvery foliage. Its leaves are typically long and narrow. The flowers come in various colors, such as white, pink or blue. In addition, you can find flowers of different colors on the same plant.

Other suitable shade gardening plants you can try include astilbe, digitalis, hakonechloa, primula, euphorbia and alchemilla, notes Gardeners. Compare these plants and choose the ones that fit well in your garden.

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