I’d like to write about tall perennials that like shade, but I haven’t come across any.
The best flower for shade is the astilbe (shown). It has pretty leaves and shoots up tall, colorful and feathery-looking flowers. It is available in many colors and I especially love the white. But the flowers are tall and not necessarily the actual plant.
Other Shade-loving Perennials
Hostas are also well known as shade loving plants, but they grow close to the ground with tall shoots that hold their tiny flowers. This is a little “mouse ear” Hosta I planted.
Another favorite for the shade is the bleeding heart.
Of course many hydrangeas can do well in partly shaded locations and I plan to try some in my front yard (New Hampshire). The truth is that most flowering plants need a lot of sun to look good, but arranging the plants I have mentioned here in a grouping beneath trees, or in any shaded area, can be beautiful as well.