"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 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
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
This Foxglove adds elegance and charm to the summer garden with large, lavender-colored flowers that have dark speckles. A butterfly-magnet, Camelot Lavender is the perfect choice for any partly shaded garden. (Digitalis) More Details
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. More Details
This unique Foxglove produces gorgeous, pastel shades of apricot-orange blooms that are lightly spotted. Plant this biennial beauty in any sunny or partially sunny area and it will bloom this year. (Digitalis Purpurea) More Details
Pistachio’s bright pink and vibrant green blooms are a true conversation-starter in the garden. This unique Hyrangea will bloom twice in one season, making a long-lasting statement in late spring to fall. PPAF (Hydrangea macrophylla) More Details
Vibrant, burgundy-colored stems create a dramatic contrast with the bright-green fronds. Loving moist, shady areas, this fern creates a vibrant statement on its own or paired with your favorite flowering plants. (Athyrium niponicum pictum)
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 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
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
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
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