9 Interesting Flowers That Grow In Shade - They Even Bloom!
Begonias

Many people who’re uninterested in gardening have this strange belief that flowers cannot grow unless they’re torched with blazing sunlight.

However, this is not completely true.

In fact, many flowers have especially adapted to low light conditions and thrive in them! 

Geraniums
Geraniums

Check out the list of all plants below. Remember that the plant images are of plants in gardens, but they can all be grown in pots to have indoors.

Begonias
Begonias

Begonias are well-known for their ability to thrive in low light conditions and under shaded areas where sunlight can’t reach them.

Gloomy spaces are perfect for growing some begonias and, to no surprise, they’re quite low maintenance. All you need to worry about is protecting them from the hot sun and watering them every once in a while to keep the soil moist. 

Lungworts
Lungworts

If the only growing space you have in your house is damp and dark, lungworts may be the right choice for you.

They have quite the stunning foliage and bloom in different shades of pink, blue, and even white. Like the begonias, the only maintenance lungworts require is regular watering to keep the soil decently moist. 

Toad Lilies
Toad Lilies

Toad lilies are best suited for conditions where sunlight is either dim or doesn’t last long enough to stimulate growth in other plants.

They add a great depth of color to shady areas and will never fail to bring up the aura of dull and dusty nurseries/gardens

Columbines
Columbines

Columbines are typically known for their fern-like foliage and uniquely shaped flowers.

They grow especially well in conditions that other plants would reject and don’t usually seek the sun as much.

Partial shade and some moisture in the soil is more than enough to get columbines blooming from late spring to early summer. 

Geraniums

Geraniums are typically known for their mosquito-repellent properties and lemony scent that never fails to give the nose a false impression of a lemon tree. These too can grow in poor lighting conditions and with suboptimal maintenance. 

Keep in mind, however, that geraniums do still prefer sun exposure and well-lit environments. Just because they can grow in shade doesn’t mean they don’t seek the sun

Coral Bells
Coral Bells

Although coral bells don’t do well in hot climates, you can still get them to grow if you plant them in full or partial shade.

They have particularly eye-catching foliage and bloom flowers that can be best described as maple leaves but with a much broader array of colors. 

Violas
Violas

Violas fall under the same category as pansies.

These flowers do very well in both low-light environments as well as the full sun as long as it’s not blazing heat. Most people, however, won’t be planting flowers in their dungeon (I hope not).

So, any place where there is some indirect light for just a few hours of the day is good enough for violas to thrive. 

Foxgloves
Foxgloves

Foxgloves, also known as digitalis, are typically not considered flowers that thrive in shade because of the fact that they require at least partial sunlight to flower to their fullest potential.

However, if you’re okay with slower flower production and fewer blooming cycles, foxgloves are pretty decent for shady conditions. 

Hostas
Hostas

Hostas are considered the best flowers for shady areas because of the fact that they can thrive with little to no light.

They offer attractive foliage as well as sharp elegant flowers that bloom in the late summer.

If you have a shaded garden bed or can only plant in an area where light doesn’t reach very well, hostas are an excellent choice! 

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So, there you go, nine flowers that thrive in shady conditions. Fortunately or unfortunately, reading this article means you cannot hit people with the “I can’t plant flowers in my home because there isn’t enough sunlight” excuse anymore.

Some flowers do really well in shade while others don’t. Make sure you go with the right ones and you’ll surely be more than happy with how things will turn out. 

9 Interesting Flowers That Grow In Shade - They Even Bloom!

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