Do you have areas on your property that are often covered in shade throughout most or all of the day? There are many options available to make these spaces just as beautiful as their sun-loving counterparts. There are a wide variety of plants that thrive in shade and can make these often overlooked areas of your property far more appealing.

Here are just a few suggestions of some shade-loving plants we can add to your landscape:

Coleus: Coleus are a beautiful option that can tolerate partial to full shade. This plant quickly becomes a vibrant focal point of color for your property. They will eagerly grow as an annual in Maryland and expand to fill in spaces with amazing shades of purples, greens, reds, and yellows. With 43 varieties, there is definitely going to be one, or several that will complement your landscape perfectly.

Japanese Painted Fern: These plants have leaves that look silver in color and are truly eye-catching. Although they can do well in solid shade, they do prefer a little filtered light, so they make a great addition under a tree canopy with just a little light coming through. They perform better in moist soil where they can grow as tall as 1.5 feet and 2.5 feet in width. Pairing these cooler colored leaves with the deep, vibrant colors of coleus or other rich colored plants will really make them stand out.

Impatiens: For a great splash of a variety of colors, one of the most popular options are Impatiens. Though these annuals are a beautiful addition to any landscape, they are known to be more susceptible to disease than other plant options so maintenance is crucial to keep them looking their best. Impatiens are usually grown in clusters with each plant growing to about 1 ½ foot tall and 3 feet wide.

These are just a few options available to makeover the shady areas of your property. Contact us today at (800) 345-8873 to design the perfect shade-loving garden for your Sykesville, MD landscape.