Overview

Does your garden have a “shady” personality? This garden suggests alternatives to sun-loving plants so that even a shady garden can bask in color, texture and smell.

Shade Garden Plant List

#Botanical NameCultivarCommon Name
1Adiantum aleuticumfive finger fern, Western maidenhair
2Anemone hupehensis Japanese anemone
3Astilbe false spirea; meadow sweet
4Astilbe 'Deutschland'false spirea; meadow sweet
5Astrantia carniolicamasterwort
6Bergenia cordifoliaheartleaf bergenia; pigsqueak
7Campanula bellflower
8Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'
9Clematis 'Teshio'
10Clerodendrum trichotomumharlequin glorybower
11Cornus florida 'Rutban'white flowering dogwood
12Cyclamen hederifoliumivy leaf cyclamen
14Enkianthus
15Geranium cranesbill
16Helleborus 'Walhero' rosemary hellebore
17Hemerocallis bear's breeches
18Acanthus mollis
19Hosta sieboldianaplantain lily
20Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'plantain lily
21Hosta gracillima 'Craig'dwarf hosta
22Hyacinthoides non-scripta wood hyacinth, blue bell
23Hydrangea macrophylla
24Hydrangea anomala 'Miranda'variegated climbing hydrangea
25Luzula niveasnowy wood rush
26Lysimachia nummulariacreeping jenny
27Matteuccia struthiopterisostrich-plume fern; shuttlecock fern
28Anemone hupehensis Japanese anenome
29Crocosmia masoniorum
30Polemonium caeruleumJacob's ladder
31Polygonatum biflorumsolomon's seal
32Polystichum squarrosumfern
33Pulmonaria angustifolia cowslip lungwort
34Rhododendron 'Unique'
35Skimmia japonica
36Tellima grandiflorafringe-cups
37Tolmiea menziesii piggyback plant
38Trollius europaeus globeflower
39Viola labradorica alpine dog violet