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 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