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

Kathleen N. Brenzel and Heather Arndt Anderson  – June 28, 2010 | Updated July 17, 2019

Every yard has its own special challenges, but it’s nothing a little pop of color can’t fix. Transform your dimly lit garden into a colorful sanctuary with these beautiful shade-tolerant plants. Whether your entire yard is under a tree, or you just need some contrast for a shady patio, these shade-tolerant beauties can brighten even the darkest garden.