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Perennials That Love Shade

These 10 great plants will add color to your shade garden and return year after year.

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bowl of beauty peony has showy double blooms
Photo 10 of 10Peony. Showy flowers and heavenly fragrance make peonies a much beloved perennial for mid- to late-spring color in the garden. Typically best placed in an area with at least six hours of sun, the peony needs afternoon shade in warmer climates. The showy flowers can be vibrant shades of white, yellow, pink and red. Peonies are extremely long-lived plants; a 75- to 100-year lifespan isn't uncommon. USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

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