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Colorful Flowerbed in Half Shade

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Just because you have a shady garden does not mean you have to sacrifice color. Here’s an idea for a colorful flower bed for half shade that will look stunning from early spring to late fall. Some of the color comes from blooms but don’t underestimate what plant foliage and texture can bring to a bed!

This combination will do fine up to Swedish hardiness zone 4 which is the equivalent to US zone 5ish.

Trees and Shrubs

Perennial Combo

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3D rendering of the flower bed

Aster novi-belgii ‘Early Blue’

Aster novi-belgii ‘Early Blue’ blooms from July to October

Asters are a great perennial for if you need late summer and fall color. The ’Early blue’ variety starts blooming in July and goes on all the way to October!

Full of buds!

They get around 10-12 inches (30-35cm) tall and prefer full sun. In my garden they get around 7-8 hours of sun and they do really well.

Flower bed with Aster novi-belgii ‘Early Blue’, Peonies and Lady’s mantle

One flowerbed – three seasons

It’s almost hard to believe that this is the same bed! Early spring this bed is full of tulips. In June the peonies put on quite a show and late summer to fall belongs to the Asters.