flowering shade loving plants for under tree?

Asked June 27, 2018, 12:10 PM EDT

What perennial plants besides the obvious hosta can I put under my big shade tree in my North Davidson County yard? I need plants that are fairly independent and don't require a lot of babying to grow, like dense shade, and a huge bonus would be if they attract pollinators, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds. No flowers would be OK too but I would love to feed a bug or bird if possible. Thanks so much!

Davidson County North Carolina shade plants horticulture

1 Response

Hi! There are lots of options, so my best recommendation would be to use the plant database system NC Cooperative Extension has. You can narrow the plants down by perennials, shade and pollinators. See the link below.
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/plant-list