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Shade Loving Perennials

Garden in the Shade with these Perennial Favorites

Your Success GuaranteedGardening 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 fall planting.

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  1. Jack in the Pulpit

     
    3.0
    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)
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    Item #: 1ARISG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  2. Lady Fern

     
    3.5
    This is one of our most beautiful smaller woodland ferns. With frilly, deciduous fronds, this one is very decorative. (Athyrium filix-femina)
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    Item #: 13FERNG

    As Low As $7.48

    Per Plant - 3.5" pot

  3. Japanese Painted Fern Metallicum

     
    3.5
    Metallicum is a hybrid of the famous tri-colored fern. Wine red fronds, silvery sheen. (Athyrium niponicum pictum)
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    Item #: 4FERN

    SALE: $14.95 $7.48

    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

  4. Wild Ginger

     
    2.5
    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)
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    Item #: 1ASAG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  5. Ajuga Black Scallop

     
    5.0
    Bugleweed Black Scallop grows only 4 to 6 inches tall with glossy black scalloped leaves. Late spring flowers are blue. PP#15815 (Ajuga reptans)
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    Item #: 2AJUGA

    SALE: $9.95 $4.98

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  6. Hosta Gold Standard

     
    4.5
    With its lush, light green leaves edged in darker green, this Hosta lights up a shade garden. Lavender flowers appear in summer. Make sure to give it plenty of room to spread. (Hosta)
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    Item #: 5HOSG

    As Low As $4.98

    Per Bag of 1

  7. Brunnera Blue

     
    5.0
    Ths plant forms an attractive mound of heart-shaped leaves. In spring, clusters of small, light blue flowers appear, perched on branched stems. (Brunnera macrophylla)
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    Item #: 1BRUN

    SALE: $11.95 $5.98

    Per Bag of 1

  8. Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd

     
    4.5
    Abiqua Drinking Gourd is the 2014 Hosta of the Year and we aren’t surprised! Giant, cup-shaped leaves create a truly unique statement in the shade garden. (Hosta abiqua)
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    Item #: ASL7L01

    SALE: $9.95 $4.98

    Per Bag of 1

  9. Wild Bleeding Heart

     
    3.0
    This is the wild, pink-flowered native with finely cut foliage and a bushy, mounding habit; also called Fringed Bleeding Heart. (Dicentra eximia)
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    Item #: 2DICG

    As Low As $11.48

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  10. Ostrich Fern

     
    2.5
    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)
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    Item #: 12FERNG

    As Low As $7.48

    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

  11. Dutchman's Breeches

     
    1.0
    One of America's famous wildflowers, a small, wild version of Bleeding Heart with white flowers. (Dicentra cucullaria)
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    Item #: 9DICG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  12. Astilbe chinensis Purpurkerze

     
    4.0
    This beautiful giant grows up to 42 inches tall with spectacular, candelabra-like flowers in rich purple. Plant it where the soil stays somewhat moist year-round. (Astilbe chinensis)
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    Item #: 4ASTILBE3

    SALE: $21.95 $10.98

    Per Bag of 3

    $3.66 / Per Root

  13. Wild Spiderwort

     
    2.0
    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)
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    Item #: 2TRADG

    As Low As $9.48

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  14. Lamium White Nancy

     
    5.0
    White Nancy gives you a great flowering groundcover in shady areas. Use with hostas and other shade lovers. (Lamium maculatum)
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    Item #: 2LAM

    SALE: $8.95 $4.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  15. Lungwort Raspberry Splash

    A perfect groundcover for any shady area, this Lungwort produces bright raspberry flowers with silver spotted foliage. PP#12138 (Pulmonaria longifolia)
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    Item #: 3PULM

    SALE: $19.95 $9.98

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  16. Japanese Painted Fern Red Beauty

     
    5.0
    Japanese Red Beauty Fern is a variety of the famous Japanese Painted Fern. Features burgundy highlighted fronds. (Athyrium niponicum)
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    Item #: 11FERN

    SALE: $14.95 $7.48

    Per Plant - 3.5" pot

  17. Shade Garden 10' x 4'

     
    4.0
    This pre-planned garden comes with everything you need to plant your own shade garden. It contains 17 stunning plants that will thrive in shade and a complete plan so you will know exactly where to plant each item. It will cover an area 10’ x 4’.
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    Item #: SPRCOL6

    SALE: $129.95 $64.98

    Per Collection of 16

  18. Bleeding Heart Pink

     
    4.0
    One of the most popular shade plants, this old-time favorite blooms with arching stems of lovely, heart-shaped flowers. (Dicentra spectabilis)
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    Item #: 56PERG

    As Low As $5.48

    Per Bag of 1

  19. Red Trillium

     
    3.5
    Red Trillium, also known as Purple Trillium and Wake Robin, blooms with stunning, three-petaled red flowers. Prefers moist shade and rich soil. (Trillium erectum)
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    Item #: 2TRILG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  20. Bloodroot

     
    3.0
    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)
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    Item #: 1SANGG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  21. Lily of the Valley

     
    2.5
    Easy to grow from tiny roots called pips, Lily of the Valley is a much-loved, old-fashioned groundcover for shade. Enjoy the richly scented blossoms. (Convallaria majalis)
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    Item #: 1CONV15

    SALE: $23.95 $11.98

    Per Bag of 15

    $0.80 / Per Root

  22. Christmas Fern

     
    3.0
    This is a hardy evergreen native fern that's still green at Christmas time. Small, glossy, and beautiful. (Polystichum acrostichoides)
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    Item #: 15FERNG

    As Low As $7.48

    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

  23. Toad Lily Blue Wonder

     
    2.5
    These unusual flowers have powder blue petals with royal blue spots, and bloom in late summer and fall. A pretty addition to the shade garden. (Tricyrtis)
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    Item #: 212PER

    SALE: $16.95 $8.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  24. Rose Trillium

     
    3.0
    An easy to grow Trillium with a famous name. The rosy pink flowers nod beneath the leaves. (Trillium catesbaei)
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    Item #: 4TRILG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  25. Vinca minor

     
    3.0
    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)
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    Item #: 1VINCA

    SALE: $12.95 $6.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  26. Hosta Halcyon

     
    5.0
    This compact blue-leaved Hosta has heart-shaped, pointed leaves and towers of lavender flowers. A handsome choice for the shade garden. (Hosta)
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    Item #: 12HOSG

    As Low As $4.98

    Per Bag of 1

  27. Ligularia The Rocket

     
    3.0
    A great choice for moist, shady gardens, this big plant sends up bright yellow flower spikes in the middle of summer. A hummingbird favorite. (Ligularia stenocephala)
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    Item #: 1LIG

    SALE: $11.95 $5.98

    Per Bag of 1

  28. Hydrangea All Summer Beauty

     
    3.5
    All Summer Beauty is a stunning blue mophead hydrangea that blooms as it says, all summer long. (Hydrangea macrophylla)
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    Item #: 4HYDRG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Plant - 4" pot

  29. Larkspur or Wild Delphinium

     
    2.0
    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)
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    Item #: 5DELG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  30. Trailing Arbutus or Mayflower

     
    3.0
    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)
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    Item #: 1EPIGG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

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