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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. Ajuga Burgundy Glow

     
    3.5
    Bugleweed Burgundy Glow grows only 4 to 6 inches high, but spreads a foot or more. Colorful foliage and blue flowers. (Ajuga reptans)
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    Item #: 1AJUGAXX

    As Low As $4.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  2. Viola Columbine

     
    3.0
    Violet Columbine is a spectacular hybrid with columbine colors--rich blue with white. A heavy bloomer. (Viola cornuta)
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    Item #: ABLK4XX

    As Low As $5.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  3. Mophead Hydrangea Magical Harmony

    This long-lasting Mophead variety changes from a bright green to either pink or blue as the season progresses, keeping its green edges. A fabulous addition to any summer garden. (Hydrangea macrophylla) PPAF
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    Item #: ABL4MXX

    As Low As $11.48

    Per Plant - 4" pot

  4. Carex Grass Evergold

    A versatile and compact grass, Variegated Japanese Sedge Evergold can be tucked almost anywhere in the garden. Growing to be about 12” tall, the graceful, think blades are complimented by a yellow stripe. Instantly adding depth and texture to any garden bed, this Ornamental Grass is extremely low-maintenance once established. Evergold is an evergreen variety, prefers as much sun as possible, and is critter resistant.
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    Item #: ASLT731

    SALE: $15.95 $7.98

    Per Plant - 3.5" pot

  5. Ajuga Catlin's Giant

    This ‘giant’ Ajuga creates a thick, weed-smothering groundcover in almost any spot. The gorgeous, deep-purple flower spikes attract butterflies and hummingbirds. (Ajuga reptans)
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    Item #: 5AJUGAXX

    As Low As $4.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  6. Viola Etain

     
    4.0
    Violet Etain has lovely violet flowers with pale lemon yellow petals, edged in purple. Beautiful summer color. (Viola cornuta)
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    Item #: ABLK5XX

    As Low As $5.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  7. Mophead Hydrangea Glowing Embers

     
    3.0
    Glowing Embers has rich rose-red variety makes a spectacular, compact growing shrub. Fantastic color! (Hydrangea macrophylla)
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    Item #: ABLJ2XX

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Plant - 4" pot

  8. Pachysandra Silver Edge

     
    5.0
    Silver Edge is the one with the silver linings. Same easy care and spreading growth as the green. (Pachysandra terminalis)
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    Item #: 2PACHXX

    As Low As $6.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  9. Carex Grass Ice Dance

    Add bright color and texture to your shade garden with this gorgeous Japenese Sedge Grass. This ornamental grass is an evergreen, but won’t overtake your perennial garden. We recommend planting this taller variety towards the back of the garden as a wall of green color to set off your favorite shade-loving perennials. This variegated Japanese Sedge is deer resistant and prefers moist soil.
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    Item #: ASLT631

    SALE: $15.95 $7.98

    Per Plant - 3.5" pot

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. Astilbe arendsii Sister Theresa

     
    5.0
    Glowing with pink, cotton candy-colored flowers, this variety produces particularly lavish blooms. Use it to brighten up a shady corner. (Astilbe arendsii)
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    Item #: 5ASTILBE3

    SALE: $21.95 $10.98

    Per Bag of 3

    $3.66 / Per Root

  21. Creeping Wintergreen

     
    2.5
    A member of the Heath family that forms large mats of glossy green groundcover in the woods. White flowers in late spring followed by red berries in the fall. (Gaultheria procumbens)
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    Item #: 2GAUG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  22. Lamium Orchid Frost

     
    5.0
    Orchid Frost makes a great groundcover for shade with variegated leaves and orchid-pink bloom. Only 8 inches tall. PP#11122 (Lamium maculatum)
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    Item #: 3LAM

    SALE: $8.95 $4.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  23. Painted Trillium

     
    2.0
    One of the most beautiful Trilliums, white with red center markings. Native to northern woods, demands acid soil. (Trillium undulatum)
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    Item #: 5TRILG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  24. Solomon's Seal

     
    2.5
    Elegantly arching stems have light green leaves; in spring, pairs of fragrant, creamy white, bell-shaped flowers bloom along the stems. (Polygonatum multiflorum)
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    Item #: 10WF3

    SALE: $21.95 $10.98

    Per Bag of 3

    $3.66 / Per Root

  25. Shade Garden 12' x 6'

    This pre-planned garden comes with everything you need to plant your own shade garden. It contains 23 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 12’ x 6’.
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    Item #: SPRCOL7

    SALE: $199.95 $99.98

    Per Collection of 23

  26. Bleeding Heart White

     
    3.5
    Add sparkling white flowers to shady areas with this perennial favorite. Combine it with its pink cousin for a particulary pretty spring display. (Dicentra spectabilis)
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    Item #: 57PERG

    As Low As $5.48

    Per Bag of 1

  27. Yellow Trillium

     
    3.0
    Yellow Trillium has stunning, rich green leaves spotted with silver. Its bright yellow blooms appear in the center of each leaf, with the petals rising upward. (Trillium luteum)
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    Item #: 3TRILG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  28. Virginia Bluebells

     
    3.5
    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)
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    Item #: 1MERTG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

  29. Hosta Blue Angel

     
    5.0
    This is one of the big blue Hostas, growing up to 4' tall and wide with dramatically veined, blue-green leaves and lovely blooms. Give this one plenty of space. (Hosta)
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    Item #: 8HOS

    SALE: $16.95 $8.48

    Per Plant - 3" pot

  30. Hepatica

     
    3.0
    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)
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    Item #: 1HEPG

    As Low As $9.48

    Per Bag of 3

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