Colorful Flowers That Grow in Shade

The Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis) is an aromatic plant used in religious ceremonies, global celebrations, perfumes and gardens. Also known as the May lily, it means “return to happiness” and more often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility. Its meaning and symbolism are represented in Christian tradition and folklore, May Day, in weddings and birthdays, and various celebrations around the world.

Cowslip Primrose (Promula veris) is a herbaceous plant low-growing perennial that forms a rosette of leaves 5-15 cm long and 2-6 cm wide. The bright yellow flowers appear between the months of April and May and form clusters of 10-30 flowers on a single stem of 5-20 cm tall, each flower has between 9 and 15 mm wide.It is easily confused with Primula Hill, a species closely related to it and with which it shares a very similar appearance. However, Primula flowers pale yellow, with a flared corolla without folds.

Jacob’s Ladder or Greek valerian (Polemonium caeruleum) is a kind of perennial plant belonging to the family Polemoniaceae. The plant produces flowers of lavender, or white cupped. It is native to temperate regions of Europe.The plant usually reaches a height of 45-60 inches, but sometimes can reach 90 centimeters.

The Wild pansy (Viola tricolor) is a common wild species in Europe, which grows as an annual or short perennial life. It is a small plant climbing habit, reaching at least 15 cm high with flowers of 15mm in diameter. It grows in low grasslands, in acidic or neutral soils. Accepts partial shade. Its flowers bloom from April to September; they may be purple, blue, yellow or white. They are hermaphrodite and self-fertile, pollinated by bees.

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