carrat-left Return to Help & Advice

Can wildflowers grow in shade?

We all strive to create the most beautiful garden within the space available to us. However, most gardens have areas shaded from the sun, causing them to struggle to flourish as well as others. In situations like this, we advise planting gorgeous woodland wildflowers - also know as wildflowers for shade -  since they grow incredibly well in the shaded areas of your garden!

Can wildflowers grow in shade?

We often get people asking "can wildflowers grow in shade?" and the short answer is yes! In general, low-light conditions are not ideal for growing flowers but thankfully there are a wildflower shade mix that will grow incredibly well in these conditions!

What wildflowers grow in shade?

Just because your garden doesn't get sunshine all day long, doesn't mean you can't have colour! A lot of wildflowers love growing in the shade and will add bursts of colour to your garden. So, you don't have to accept a dull and colourless garden. Instead, you can add beautiful wildflowers to the shaded areas!

For these conditions, we recommend our Shade Showcase, which is a specialist shade wildflower mix. These wildflowers for shade contains a combination of beautiful annual and perennial wildflowers to create a stunning meadow in the areas of your garden that receive less sunlight. This shade-loving wildflower seed mix includes wildflowers like bluebells, foxglove, and forget-me-nots (and many others) that you would find growing naturally on the forest floor. These wildflowers add stunning blossoms packed with colour and sweet-smelling aromas to the shaded areas of your garden.

Wildflowers for shade

When imagining a wildflower meadow, most people visualise wide open spaces with sunshine beaming down upon colourful blooming flowers. But, in reality, most gardens are covered in shade throughout the day. This makes you think that creating a wildflower meadow in the shade would be difficult. Although it doesn't need to be since there are wildflowers that thrive in these conditions.

Does my garden need shade-specific wildflowers?

If your garden has areas that don't receive enough sunlight, you’re probably wondering if shade-specific wildflowers would help your situation. Well, if you have areas of your garden with low light conditions where plants don't grow at all, then you will likely benefit from a seed mix that includes wildflowers for shade.

If you would like some more advice, then please send us a few images of the shaded areas in your garden. Get in touch and we can happily advise on what is ideal for your garden.

Related Posts
wildflowers that grow in shade
10 Wildflowers that grow in shade

Just because your garden has shade doesn’t mean it has to be dull! Some wildflowers love to grow in the shade and can add a burst of colour to areas where nothing seems to grow. So, rather than settling for the bare, bland and boring - add some wildflowers to your shaded spots and make them shine again!

Read more
Product Mentioned...
Shade Showcase
  • Shaded Area Wildflower Seed
View Now