Perennials need the wetter weather and cooler nighttime temperatures in fall to focus their energy on establishing roots. While annuals like impatiens and begonias bloom for just one season, perennials will die back in winter and return in spring.
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Overcome the shortcomings of a shady landscape when you choose plants that thrive in limited amounts of sunlight. Instead of brilliantly blooming annuals, choose boldly foliated perennials that prefer partial shade.
Once you grow easygoing hostas in your garden, you’ll probably want some companion plants. Here are some of the best.
Shade-tolerant hosta, whether coolly verdant or vibrantly variegated, thrive in a variety of garden settings. With fellow shade favorites like coral bells and ferns, they create sophisticated plantscapes of color and texture.