20 colorful plants for shade gardens

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

Creeping Jenny
Photo via Proven Winners

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’)

Roundish chartreuse leaves and yellow flowers on trailing stems make this mat-forming perennial ideal for softening the edges of tall urns or hanging baskets.

We grow it in an  olive green glazed pot, where it spills out around a yellow-flowered abutilon. In the ground, it grows 4 to 8 inches tall, and spreads to 2 feet—rooting as it goes.

Zones 1–9, 14–24.

More: Creeping Jenny in the Sunset Plant Finder


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