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What are some perennials that grow well in shade?

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Some perennials that grow well in the shade are goatsbeard, masterwort, astilbe and bleeding heart. Perennials are plants that live for more than two years.

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What are some perennials that grow well in shade?
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Goatsbeard is grown for its dramatic plumes of cream-colored flowers that are carried on tall stalks. Because it appears in early summer, it's also called bride's feathers.

Masterwort produces interesting flowers. They are actually a collar of bracts that surround and support petals, and can be used fresh or dried in arrangements. Masterwort tolerates wet but well-drained soil.

Astilbe is grown for its spectacular feathery spikes that come in a variety of colors. Though often used as a ground cover in a shady spot, it can grow to 8 feet tall. Bleeding heart has unusual, puffy, heart-shaped flowers borne on arched stems.

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