Native Perennials Shade

Amethyst Shooting Star

Dodecatheon amethystinum

- Native perennial for shade
- Purple flower with white, yellow and maroon centers
- 12 inches tall
- Shade, part shade
- Blooming period: April - May
Also known as Jeweled Shooting Star. Dramatic cluster of five section, purple to pink colored pedals. The fused pedals face downward to produce a tube, ringed with maroon, yellow and white. Has a wonderful fragrance when in full bloom.

Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

- Native perennial for shade
- Variety of colors
- 1 to 3 feet tall
- Light to medium shade
- Blooming period: May - June
Attracts bees, hummingbirds and is deer resistant. Hummingbirds visit the intricate red and yellow flowers in early spring when few others nectar sources are available.

Hairy Wood Mint

Blephilia hiruta

- Native perennial for shade
- White flowers with mint-scented leaves
- 3 feet tall
- Shade, part shade
- Blooming period: June - September
Its white two-lipped flowers are packed in tight clusters stacked vertically on lightly branching stems. Because of their aromatic leaves, deer and rabbits leave this plant alone. However, bees are attracted to the Hairy Wood Mint plant.

Jack-in-the-Pulpit

Arisaema triphyllum

- Native perennial for shade
- The leaf-like structure is rolled into a deep cup with an overhanging roof
- 2 feet tall
- Shade, part shade
- Blooming period: April - July
Excellent woodland garden plant. The shiny green color turns a bright red color before the plant goes dormant in early Fall.

Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium reptans

- Native perennial for shade
- Blooms range from shades of pink to blue
- 12 inches tall
- Shade
- Blooming period: April - June
Early bloomer that is an excellent woodland garden plant. Attracts bees and is deer resistant.

Leopard Plant

Ligularia dentata

- Native perennial for shade
- Flowers are orange-yellow to yellow with glossy, deep green foliage that has a purple underside
- 2 to 3 feet tall
- Shade
- Blooming period: August - September
With its bold dark foliage and eye catching yellow blooms, Ligularia is a prize specimen for any shade garden. They do best in well in moist, rich soil

Solomon's Plume

Maianthemum racemosum

- Native perennial for shade
- A cluster of star-shaped white flowers
- 2 feet tall
- Shade, partial shade
- Blooming period: April - June
A nice choice for a small home woodland landscape. The red berries may become food for birds and small animals who will help to distribute the seed. Is deer resistant

Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica

- Native perennial for shade
- Blue flower
- 2 feet tall
- Partial sun to shade
- Blooming period: April - May
One of the most beautiful species of spring. Bluebells enjoy rich, well-drained soils. The flowers start off pink and gradually turn over to their famous shade of light blue as they mature. Bumblebees that fly in early spring will often be seen visiting the flowers. Attracts bees and is deer resistant.

Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum

- Native perennial for shade
- Has lovely, dissected leaves and beautiful pinkish-purple flowers
- 12 inches tall
- Full sun, partial shade, shade
- Blooming period: April - July
Mostly found in woodlands in the wild, it does just as well in full sun. Attracts bees, birds, and is deer resistant