Looking for the perfect perennials for your Houston, Texas shade garden? There are so many perennials that thrive in full to partial shade, it may be hard for you to decide which will be the perfect plants for you. Take a few moments to browse through the list below and see if any of them are what you are looking for in your garden!
Bat Flower. With blossoms that are such a dark purple they look black, these perennials do resemble little bats! Bat flowers prefer very low light, so plant them in full shade or filtered sunlight in your Houston, Texas shade garden. These perennials will bloom all spring through the fall and do well in containers and woodland gardens, too.
Bee Balm. This perennial’s pink, lavender and white blooms will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas shade garden. Bee balm is very fragrant, and grows best in full sun to partial shade. Use these hard to kill perennials as a groundcover or an accent in your garden, and they will bloom from May through September. These perennials can tolerate temperatures down to fifteen degrees and also tolerate Houston’s heat very well.
Belize Sage. Tubular red flowers will draw hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas shade garden. These perennials can grow to heights of four feet, and also do well in containers. They will bloom from spring through fall, and can tolerate temperatures down to 25 degrees. Plant these perennials in partial sun to full shade.
Cedar Sage. This Texas native will bring hummingbirds to your garden. Disease resistant and drought tolerant, these perennials have striking delicate flowers of crimson that will look gorgeous in your Houston, Texas shade garden. They also do well in rock gardens, woodland gardens and containers. Plant in partial sun to full shade for blooms from spring through the end of summer.
Begonia Match Maker. These pretty pink flowers are a lovely addition to your Houston, Texas shade garden. These perennials will bloom in the spring, and do best in shade or partial sun. This flower also has very striking leaves, dark green with white dots and red undersides. They can grow to be four feet high, and should be planted in the spring.
Sunshine Cape Fuchsia. These perennials do best in morning or filtered sun. Use these fuchsias for a border in your Houston, Texas shade garden, and enjoy the pink blooms from spring through late fall. This variety of fuchsia can grow to be two feet tall and is very striking.
Dwarf Red Porterweed. Tall spiky blooms of bright red flowers will bring butterflies and hummingbirds to your Houston, Texas shade garden. These perennials are disease resistant, drought tolerant, and can tolerate temperatures down to freezing. Plant them in the spring in partial shade, and they will bloom from spring through fall.