7 Colorful Outdoor Plants That Don t Need Sunlight

Bleeding Heart

Hardy shade perennials with graceful, arching branches of heart-shaped flowers and ferny, blue-green foliage. Thrives in part to full shade and medium moist, well-drained soil.


Ideal for cool, shady locations, producing eye-catching, pendulous flowers in red, pink, white, violet, and purple. Hardy in Zones 7 and 8, grown in hanging baskets or small shrubs.


Rugged, long-blooming perennials thriving in moist shade, offering feathery flower heads in white, red, pink, orange, and violet. Perfect for part to full shade and evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Toad Lily

Late summer bloomer with jewellike white flowers splashed with purple spots, capable of blooming in full shade and slowly naturalizing small areas.

New Guinea Impatiens

Must-have annuals for shade gardens, showcasing large, colorful flowers in various shades. Thrives in part shade and evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Wax Begonia

Low-maintenance shade plant with compact growth, thick fleshy stems, and clusters of white, pink, red, or bicolor flowers. Suitable for full sun to part shade and evenly moist.

Impatiens walleriana

Quick-growing summer groundcover for shady spots, available in single- and double-flowering varieties in various colors. Perfect for part to full shade and evenly moist, well-drained soil.