Everything You Want To Know About Perennials – Part 3


Welcome to our final article in a series that has covered all you wanted to know about perennials.

Thank you for joining us on our last article of this series about perennials. Here is a quick recap on what we’ve shared so far…

Everything You Want To Know About Perennials – Part 1: We covered what perennials are and two perennials that bloom not just once but multiple times through-out the year, making them extra beautiful.

Everything You Want To Know About Perennials – Part 2: Are you looking for a little extra privacy, but don’t like the look of fences? No worries. In this article, we shared about three perennials that will delight your eyes while providing your family with the privacy that is needed.

That brings us to today. Do you have enough shade in your backyard? While it may be chilly right now, before we know it, we will be sweating under the hot sun. Lets by honest, we can never get enough shade, can we?

That is why perennials are again a great answer. Low maintenance perennials can offer your backyard shade without costing as much as adding trees. Here are a few perennials that will offer your backyard the shade you need.

Toad Lily

According to Better Homes and Gardens,

This easy-to-grow perennial offers unique flowers that are often compared to orchids. Many are spotted with shades of purple or blue. Let toad lily rise up behind a clump of medium-sized hostas or fern-leafed bleeding heart”

Old-Fashion Bleeding Heart

My childhood was filled with these flowers. I remember wearing the hearts like earrings. This perennial can grow up to 4 feet tall.


This perennial is really one of the easiest to grow perennials out there and it achieves the kind of shade that every gardener is looking for.

Did this series inspire you to add some perennials to your spring planning? Remember, whenever you plant shrubs and plants like perennials, that we recommend installing aeration tubes. Aeration tubes will provide your plants with the oxygen, water and nutrients they need to keep coming back every year.

Do you have a favorite perennial? Please share it with us in the comments below.

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