I live on land that hasn’t been timbered in decades and some the trees we have are over 80’ tall. So I’ve got lots of spots in my yard that are in shade or part shade. Gardening in the shade can be tricky. I’m always looking for plants that do well under those conditions. I am especially fond of perennials because they come back every year. Many also spread or grow large enough to be dug up and divided, giving me more value for my money.
Read on to learn about a few shade loving perennials that have been working well for me. I've included their hardiness zones so you can see if they will be perennial for you, too.