While most flowers require water and full sunlight to thrive and survive, some survive with only rare sunlight or full shade. There are three plants with colorful flowers that require little to no sunlight to thrive in your garden. Planting these brightens up a shady garden and adds color and personality to it as well.

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The hosta plant thrives in shaded areas.

Hostas

A hosta is for locations with little to no sunlight. According to the Hostas website, the plant tolerates early morning sunlight but thrives best in shaded areas for the remainder of the day. This is because the plant does not stand heat, as the leaves release the water from the plant, drying it out. Despite not getting the sunlight, frequently water a hosta plant to keep its natural green color and lively perimeter. If the leaves are starting to change color despite being in the shade all day long, the problem might be with the frequency of watering.

Hydrangea

A hosta is for locations with little to no sunlight. According to the Hostas website, the plant tolerates early morning sunlight but thrives best in shaded areas for the remainder of the day. This is because the plant does not stand heat, as the leaves release the water from the plant, drying it out. Despite not getting the sunlight, frequently water a hosta plant to keep its natural green color and lively perimeter. If the leaves are starting to change color despite being in the shade all day long, the problem might be with the frequency of watering.

Violets

The plant thrives when little to no sunlight is present. According to Nature North, there are several types of violets. Examples are the early blue, the downy yellow and the crowfoot. According to Nature North, the downy yellow and the western Canada violets can adapt to sunny conditions and shady areas, but prefer the darker shaded area with rich moist soil. These types of violet plants are the ones you should be looking for if you want to add some color and shade thriving plants to your garden.