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Arisaema (Arisaema engleri)



Details

Common Name

Arisaema

Scientific Name

Arisaema engleri

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Part shade to full shade

Water

Medium to wet

Hardiness Zones

6 to 9

Soil pH

6-7

Flower Color

Purple flower spike with brownish-purple white-lined bract

Special Characteristics

Poisonous

Height at Maturity

1.50 to 2.00 feet

Video



Arisaema (Arisaema ringens)



Details

Common Name

Arisaema

Scientific Name

Arisaema ringens

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Part shade to full shade

Water

Medium to wet

Hardiness Zones

6 to 9

Soil pH

5.6-7.5

Flower Color

Green and purple striped spathe with a yellow and white spadix

Special Characteristics

Fragrant

Height at Maturity

12-18"

Video



Arisaema (Arisaema serratum var. serratum)



Details

Common Name

Arisaema

Scientific Name

Arisaema serratum var. serratum

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Part shade to full shade

Water

Medium to wet

Hardiness Zones

5 to 9

Soil pH

5.6 to 6.0

Flower Color

green and purple spathe with white stripes

Special Characteristics

Poisonous

Height at Maturity

3-4'

Video



Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)



Details

Common Name

Arisaema

Scientific Name

Arisaema serratum

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Full Shade

Water

Medium to wet

Hardiness Zones

5 to 9

Soil pH

5.6-6

Flower Color

green and purple spathe with white stripes

Special Characteristics

Easy-to-grow

Height at Maturity

3-4"

Video



Arisaema (Arisaema serratum)



Details

Common Name

Arisaema

Scientific Name

Arisaema serratum

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Part shade to full shade

Water

Medium to wet

Hardiness Zones

5 to 9

Soil pH

5.5-6.5

Flower Color

Green and purple spathe with white stripes

Special Characteristics

Poisonous

Height at Maturity

3-4'

Video



Astilbe (Astilbe "Burgunderrot" BURGUNDY RED)



Details

Common Name

Astilbe

Scientific Name

Astilbe "Burgunderrot" BURGUNDY RED

Type

Perennial

Sub-Type

Groundcover

Sun

Part shade to full shade

Water

Medium

Hardiness Zones

4 to 8

Soil pH

5.5-6.5

Flower Color

Burgundy red

Special Characteristics

Deer resistant, Tolerates rabbit

Height at Maturity

12-18'

Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVJY6ZEpGc



All plants need sunlight to grow but not all of them love sunlight as much as others. Some of them are known as perennials plants and flowers.

They are called perennials because they grow and blossom during spring and summer seasons but start to wilt and die on autumn and winter seasons. They sprout back again in springtime from their rootstock, the herbaceous perennials.

Known perennials are likely shady plants, as they would prefer to bloom hiding from direct sunlight.

This is perfect for those gardeners who are hesitant to grow flowers because of their shady locations.

Hence, they would rather prefer to plant green foliage, which is a bit plain looking without the colors and blooms but this thought is a mistake because there are several flowers and plants that are shade tolerant.

There are several flowers that grow well in shade like perennials that bloom in spring time and die after but do not worry, as they amazingly grow back when the searing season is up.

We have listed some of the perennial flowers and plants you can choose from and start growing in your own shady garden this spring or summer season. Check them out and get inspired.