20 colorful plants for shade gardens

Plant some of these beauties for great garden color, even in shade

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'Tequila sunrise' mirror plant
Photo via Monrovia

Mirror plant (Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’)

Glossy, jewel-like foliage blends lots of yummy colors on this amazing tender evergreen shrub. New leaves open emerald green with gold edges, then gradually marble themselves with orange, gold, and pink.

The plant is gorgeous all year, and grows in a pyramid shape to 5 feet tall, but can be sheared to any size; it makes a great hedge in part shade.

Zones 14–24; H1.


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