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 nameTreeNative
1Adiantum aleuticumfive-fingered fern, Aleutian maidenhair fern*
2Anemone hupehensisJapanese anemone
3Astilbefalse spirea, meadow sweet
4Astilbe 'Deutschland'false spirea, meadow sweet
5Astrantia carniolicamasterwort
6Bergenia cordifoliaheartleaf bergenia, pigsqueak
7Campanula rotundifoliabellflower*
8Clematis florida 'Sieboldii'
9Clematis 'Teshio'
10Clerodendrum trichotomumharlequin glorybower*
11Cyclamen hederifoliumivy leaf cyclamen
12Enkianthus
13Geranium erianthumcranesbill*
14Helleborus 'Walhero'rosemary hellebore
15Hemerocallisbear's breeches
16Acanthus mollis
17Hosta sieboldianaplantain lily
18Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'plantain lily
19Hosta gracillima 'Craig'dwarf hosta
20Hyacinthoides non-scriptawood hyacinth, blue bell
21Hydrangea macrophylla
22Hydrangea anomala 'Miranda'variegated climbing hydrangea
23Luzula niveasnowy wood rush
24Lysimachia nummulariacreeping jenny
25Matteuccia struthiopterisostrich-plume fern, shuttlecock fern
26Anemone hupehensisJapanese anenome
27Crocosmia masoniorum
28Polemonium caeruleumJacob's ladder
29Polygonatum biflorumsolomon's seal
30Polystichum squarrosumfern
31Pulmonaria angustifoliacowslip lungwort
32Rhododendron 'Unique'
33Skimmia japonica
34Tellima grandiflorafringe-cup, big flower tellima*
35Tolmiea menziesiipiggyback plant, youth on age*
36Trollius europaeusglobeflower
37Viola labradoricaalpine dog violet