Perennial flowers are fabulous additions to New England gardens. As opposed to Annuals which live only 1 season, perennials come back year after year, some for more than 10 or 15 years - and even a hundred years like peonies! When carefully selected, wave after wave of colorful blooms will be enjoyed in your Northeast garden from spring to fall. Reliable plants, they come back stronger and bigger when winter turns to spring, ready to start another spectacular show.
If you are looking for beautiful, low-maintenance and hardy plants that will thrive in shade, you may want to consider these top performing perennials which will suit nicely. They will perform beautifully in part shade (3-4 hours of sun per day) and full shade (no direct sun at all).