Before selecting plants for your site, it’s important to take note of the level of shade they will be receiving. The amount of shade a plant receives will directly affect the density of the foliage, as well as the flowering and fruiting characteristics. Young’s Greenhouse offers a variety of shade-tolerant plants that will thrive in various levels of sunlight.
Ground cover perennials and shrubs
If you’re looking for low-maintenance landscaping solutions, ground cover perennials and shrubs are the answer! Ground cover plants are good for areas you don’t want to mow, but that you may still want to walk on – like steep slopes or areas with prominent tree roots. Many of the ground covers at Young’s Greenhouse are beautiful when in bloom, so they are aesthetically pleasing and functional!
Ask a friendly Young’s Greenhouse associate to help you select a ground cover perennial or shrub that will be vigorous enough to cover the area of the landscape you need, but that won’t become a nuisance.
Rock garden perennials
A rock garden, or alpine garden, is an area designed with a hardscape of rocks, stone and gravel. If you’re looking for softscape plants suitable for a rock garden, a friendly Young’s Greenhouse associate will be glad to help you choose plants to enhance your rockscape.
Perennials for wet soil
Many plants will not grow well in soils that are constantly moist or wet. However, there are a number of plants that are tolerant of and have adapted to perform well under these conditions. Ask a friendly Young’s Greenhouse associate to help you choose the best perennials for wet areas of your landscape.
Perennials that attract butterflies and hummingbirds
If you’re looking to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, we suggest planting pollinator-friendly perennials. Our friendly Young’s Greenhouse associates can help you choose nectar and pollen-rich plants that our flying friends will love.
While no plant is completely deer-proof, there are some plants that deter deer. If you have a deer problem in your neighborhood, Young’s Greenhouse can help you choose the best deer-resistant perennials for your landscape.