Struggling to find perennial plants that will grow in that shady nook of your garden? If you live in Southeast Minnesota, including our pretty Red Wing (Zone 4), don’t fret! Discover five magnificent perennial plants that thrive in low-light conditions, bringing beauty and vibrancy to your shaded oasis.

1️⃣ Astilbe

These elegant beauties are a shade gardener’s dream come true! 🌸 Astilbes flaunt feathery plumes in shades of pink, red, white, and lavender, adding a soft, romantic touch to your garden. With their fern-like foliage, they create a lush, enchanting atmosphere.

2️⃣ Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra)

Delicate and ethereal, Bleeding Hearts are a classic choice for shade gardens. 💕 Their heart-shaped flowers dangle gracefully from arching stems, enchanting with their pink or white hues. These long-lived perennials add a touch of nostalgia and grace to any space.

3️⃣ Lungworts (Pulmonaria)

Lungworts are not only shade-tolerant but also offer eye-catching foliage that brightens up dim corners with their charming spotted leaves. 🌿 These perennials showcase attractive silver-spotted or silver-streaked leaves and clusters of vibrant blue, pink, or white flowers. They are early bloomers, welcoming spring with their small flowers and heart-shaped leaves.

4️⃣ Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa)

For a splash of elegance, Japanese Forest Grass is a fantastic choice. 🌾 Its cascading, gracefully arching foliage comes in shades of green, gold, or variegated patterns, adding texture and movement to shade gardens. This ornamental grass thrives in partial to full shade.

5️⃣ Coral Bells (Heuchera)

With their stunning array of foliage colors and Coral Bells offer a vibrant touch to shaded areas. 🍃 These perennials feature leaves in shades of burgundy, lime green, purple, or variegated patterns. Delicate sprays of bell-shaped flowers in pink, white, or red emerge, attracting hummingbirds.

🌸🌿 Enhance your shade garden with these remarkable shade-tolerant perennials that flourish in Zone 4 of Southeast Minnesota. ✨ Watch as they transform those dim corners into captivating havens of color and texture, bringing life and beauty to every shaded spot!