"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.
This fragrant, unique beauty boasts dark, coppery purple foliage and long, stout-flowering spikes with white blossoms. It thrives in partial shade and is a great addition to your woodland garden. (Actaea simplex) 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
Foam Flower’s white, feathery plumes create a mystical look in the spring garden. This interesting plant is deer resistant and will thrive in full sun to partial shade. (Tiarella cordifolia) More Details
This shade-loving beauty creates a bright statement both in the garden and cut for long-lasting bouquets. Deep red stems and foliage, turning to green by the end of the season, offset light pink plumes. Deer resistant and extremely easy to grow, Astilbe is the perfect choice for any shady garden, big or small. We recommend planting several different varieties with different heights for a multi-color display all summer long. Tuck your favorite Astilbe underneath trees, in the shade of a larger shrub, or in any moist, shady spot. You won’t be disappointed! 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
Burgundy Red brings bold, deep red color to the shade garden. The stunning blooms are striking both in the garden and cut for bouquets. Burgundy Red, like all Astilbe, is deer resistant! (Astilbe arendsii) 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
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
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