6 heat- and cold-resistant outdoor plants

Today we are going to talk about some of the varieties that you can place in the shadiest corners of your garden to brighten them up and fill them with life. If you live in a region where clouds are omnipresent or if the location of your home does not particularly favour the entry of natural light, don't worry!

With this selection of plants, your garden will look like the most lush, flowering orchard, even if it is not flooded with sunshine.

6 heat- and cold-resistant outdoor plants

  • Hosta

One of its main distinguishing features is its large-area leaves. Their function is to catch as much sun as possible. Moreover, the intense green colour, with lighter stripes on the inside, gives this tropical-looking plant great decorative and ornamental value.

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Calathea orbifolia
An exotic Calathea
Bird of Paradise
Decorative and resistant

beware of slugs and snails, as these attractive leaves are a succulent delicacy for them!

It can be grown in the ground or in pots, as long as it is shaded and rather moist. It tolerates semi-shaded areas and hot environments well, but never direct sun or scorching temperatures. It needs regular and copious watering, especially during the summer

  • Ornamental cabbage

It is a close relative of the common cabbage, although with much more aesthetic value and much less nutritional interest. This is basically due to its colour, as its intense purple tones make it more appetising to the eye than to the taste. Ornamental cabbage is edible but its taste tends to be much more bitter than the cabbages we buy in the market.

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Monstera Deliciosa
€46.00 €41.40
Adapts to any environment
€52.00 €46.80
Purifying and resistant

If you are looking for an original touch, give a twist to the ornamentation of your terrace with this variety that combines the aesthetics of the vegetable garden and the garden.

This type of cabbage prefers shady areas, although it can also withstand direct sun exposure. Not only is it resistant to low temperatures, but the colder it gets, the more intense its colour will be. Water it sparingly without letting the soil dry out. This decorative and beautiful plant variety will bring a touch of cheerfulness to your garden during the coldest and darkest months of the year.

  • Jasmine

Jasmine is equal parts fragrance and beauty. Its delicate white flowers will fill your garden with light and its fragrance will bring a touch of freshness. In the ground, in a pot, in a basket or as a hanging plant.

any option is a good way to enjoy your jasmine tree!

Light is key to its correct development. But this does not mean that it has to be constantly in direct sunlight. The visual result of this plant, placed in semi-shade or directly in a shady area, is simply spectacular as long as the general light conditions are sufficient. Despite its origin from warm climates, it has a good resistance to low temperatures. Just water it every other day in the warmer seasons and once a week in the cooler seasons to enjoy its beauty and fragrance.

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Resistant and for beginners
Kentia Palm
€79.00 €71.10
Tropical and purifying

  • Dicentra spectabilis

This plant is also known as bleeding heart because of the shape and intense red colour of its flowers. The curious flowers are arranged in rows along stems that protrude from the leaves.

You can enjoy all its beauty during spring and summer and it will certainly add a very special touch to your garden.

Bleeding heart is a species of Asian origin that does well in partial or full shade. However, in very cold and wet climates it may need more exposure to light. Water abundantly during the summer months to prevent it from going dormant.

  • Pulmonaria

Variety that grows well in shady areas with a certain level of humidity. It is noted for its bell-shaped flowers, which range in colour from pink to purplish, and especially for its many properties as a healing agent and also as a treatment for bronchitis and digestive disorders, due to its high tannin content.

It can be placed in total or partial shade, but never in direct sunlight. It should preferably be placed in the ground and kept with a certain level of humidity.

It withstands drought, cold and even severe frosts.
  • Hellebore

It is colloquially known as the Christmas rose. Its multi-coloured, romantic-looking flowers will brighten up your garden even in winter. You can place it in flowerbeds as part of a group or in small pots to enhance its attractiveness.

Place it in shady but well-lit spots to allow the flowers to reach their full splendour. It withstands cold and even frost, but not extremely hot temperatures. It should be watered regularly and moderately, without waterlogging the soil or leaving it dry.

As you can see, it is easy to enjoy a spectacular garden all year round... even if it is not a very bright and sunny place. your greatest allies will be outdoor plants that don't need much sun!
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Yvonne Briones

There is something that plants and content creation have in common: natural geometry. I love creating visual content and managing Be.Green campaigns.