"I have lots of shade; these are perfect plants for me. They arrived strong and ready to grow and have thrived through a wickedly hot, dry summer. Great plants, great price!"
LindaB in NC
Gardening in shade? A shady spot in your garden offers the opportunity to grow some wonderful, unique plant selections that not only tolerate shade but actually prefer it. Here are a few of our favorites for spring planting.
Deutschland’s pure white plumes illuminate the shade garden. This favorite Astilbe gets its name from Germany, where it was hybridized. Try pairing with any fern for a gorgeous, contrasting look. (Astilbe japonica) More Details
Jack in the Pulpit boasts unusual, hooded green blooms with an upright spadix, known as the “Jack,” inside each bloom. The blooms evolve to produce brilliantly-red berries. A truly stunning, unique plant for the shade garden. (Ariseama triphyllum) More Details
The Ostrich Fern is a grand, native plant from the American woodlands. It will thrive in a wet, shady area of the garden. This Fern gets its name from plumes that resemble ostrich feathers. (Matteuccia struthiopteris) More Details
Virginia Bluebell’s gorgeous flowers start out as lovely, pastel pink buds and open up into vivid, true blue blooms. This native plant increases in size each year with almost no care. (Mertensia virginica) More Details
This gorgeous woodland flower boasts unique, vivid purple flowers that are famous for having just three petals each. Wild Spiderwort was one of the treasures of the New World taken home by an early British Plant Explorer. (Tradescantia subaspera) More Details
Wild Ginger’s large heart-shaped leaves create a low, solid, dark green carpet on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Not the famous spice! (Asarum canadense) More Details
This Wild Larkspur’s gorgeous, deep purple blooms are uniquely-shaped and will make a stunning statement in the garden. It is a shorter variety, making it perfect for a border or small-space garden. (Delphinium tricorne) More Details
One of springs earliest woodland wildflowers, and always considered one of the most beautiful, Hepatica is quite common in eastern woodlands. The blooms vary dramatically in color, and range from lavender to white to (rarely) pink. (Hepatica acutiloba) More Details
Looking to add bold, bright color to a shady spot in your garden? Our Astilbe Mix is an amazing choice, providing a variety of color to the mid-summer garden with unique, spiky flower plumes that don’t require staking. Also known as False Spirea, our Astilbe Mixture is deer resistant and amazingly easy to grow. Make sure to plant extra, as these blooms make for gorgeous summer bouquets and last all year long if dried. Astilbe make a bold statement on their own or paired with other shade-loving perennials, such as Hostas and Columbines. More Details
Trailing Arbutus is an exquisite woodland flower that boasts sweet-scented, pastel pink beauty blooms along running stems of shiny evergreen leaves, creating the ultimate groundcover for woodland gardens. (Epigaea repens) More Details
Bloodroot’s unique, cigar-shaped rolled up leaves eventually open up into large, water lily-like foliage that bear pristinely-white flowers, illuminating the garden floor. A true evolving beauty and a must-have for any shade garden. (Sanguinaria canadensis) More Details
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