Beat the Heat: Shade Solutions for Your Summer Garden from Jensen’s Flower & Garden

When the summer sun blazes overhead, finding shade in your garden becomes a top priority. Thankfully, Jensen’s Flower & Garden has the perfect shade solutions to help you create a cool and inviting oasis right in your own Colorado backyard. From vibrant annuals to exotic tropicals and enduring perennials, we offer a wide range of plants that thrive in Colorado’s summer heat while providing much-needed shade and beauty.

Annual Plants for Shade:

  1. Torenia (Torenia fournieri): Also known as wishbone flower, torenia is an excellent choice for shady areas in Colorado gardens. It features charming trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white. Torenia can withstand the heat and brings a splash of color to your shady spots.
  2. Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana): Impatiens are a classic choice for adding color to your summer garden. These low-maintenance annuals come in various shades, including pink, red, orange, and white. They bloom profusely throughout the season, even in areas with limited sunlight.
  3. Fuchsia (Fuchsia spp.): Fuchsias are tropical plants that thrive in partial shade. With their pendulous flowers in vibrant hues of red, purple, and pink, they create a stunning display. Fuchsias are well-suited for hanging baskets or containers.

Perennial Favorites for Shade:

  1. Hostas (Hosta spp.): Hostas are versatile perennials that are well-suited for shady areas in Colorado gardens. They offer a wide range of leaf sizes, shapes, and colors, including shades of green, blue, and variegated patterns. Hostas add texture and visual interest to your garden.
  2. Coral Bells (Heuchera spp.): Coral bells are shade-loving perennials known for their colorful foliage. They come in a variety of shades, including green, burgundy, and silver. The delicate bell-shaped flowers on tall stems add an extra touch of beauty. Heuchera is a fantastic choice for adding pops of color to your garden.
  3. Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spp.): Bleeding heart is a classic perennial that thrives in shade. Its unique heart-shaped flowers in shades of pink and white create an elegant and romantic atmosphere in your garden.

Creating a shaded oasis in your summer garden is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides a cool and comfortable space to relax and unwind. The annual plants, such as torenia, impatiens, and fuchsia, offer vibrant colors and continuous blooms. Meanwhile, perennial favorites like hostas, coral bells, and bleeding hearts provide enduring beauty and texture.

When selecting plants for your Colorado garden, it’s essential to consider the specific requirements of each variety and the unique conditions in your region. Be sure to provide adequate water and maintain suitable soil conditions to keep these shade-loving plants healthy and thriving throughout the summer months.

Visit Jensen’s Flower & Garden to explore our extensive collection of shade-loving plants, including torenia, impatiens, fuchsia, hostas, coral bells, and bleeding hearts. Our knowledgeable staff will be delighted to assist you in selecting the perfect plants for your summer garden, ensuring a cool and inviting sanctuary even in the hottest months.