Shady Gardens have many attractive options for planting.

When planting in shade it is usually better to plant a limited range of species or varieties of plant rather than growing a wide range of different plants, due to the fact that plant growth can vary from area to area within shade.

If you have dry shade it is most important to mulch the soil well after planting. Listed below is a range of plants suitable for shade gardens:

  • Acer palmatum
  • Ajuga
  • Alchemilla mollis
  • Anemone
  • Aquilegia
  • Aresaema
  • Astrantia major
  • Aucuba japonica
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Camellia
  • Campanula glomerata
  • Carex pendula
  • Clematis macropetala
  • Convallaria majalis
  • Cornus canadensis
  • Corydalis flexulosa
  • Cyclamen coum
  • Daphne
  • Dicentra spectabilis
  • Eleagnus ebbingei
  • Epimedium grandilorum
  • Eranthus hyemalis
  • Erythronium
  • Euonymus fortunei
  • Euphorbia amygdaloides
  • Fatshedera lizei
  • Ferns
  • Fritillaria meleagris
  • Galanthus
  • Garrya elliptica
  • Geranium
  • Hedera {Ivy}
  • Heleborus
  • Heuchera
  • Hosta
  • Hydrangea petiolaris
  • Hypericum hidcote
  • Lamium
  • Leucojum
  • Ligularia
  • Lilium
  • Lonicera tellmaniana
  • Narcissus
  • Ophiopogon nigrescens
  • Phlox stolonifera
  • Pieris
  • Polemonium
  • Primula
  • Rheum palmatum
  • Rhododendron
  • Roas ‘Mermaid’
  • Rose ‘New Dawn’
  • Sarcocca confusa
  • Skimmia
  • Smilacinia racemosa
  • Thalictrum
  • Tiarella
  • Trachelospermum
  • Trillium grandiflorum
  • Tropaeolum speciosum
  • Viburnum davidii
  • Vinca

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