Shade Loving Garden - Small

Regular Price: $163.53

Sale $106.29

per Collection of 17 You save: 35%
Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

Plant a cool, colorful oasis with a Shade Garden! These perennial plants establish themselves beautifully in spots with less sun, so you can spend more time enjoying unique blooms and striking foliage out of the exhausting summer heat. Discover a world of feathery plumes, mottled foliage and treasured woodland flowers.

5 - 8 (Hardy in your zone)
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Size Collection of 17

Plant Information

The Shade Loving Garden - Small has been designed to showcase 17 perennial plants that thrive in low light areas. Mature plants will fill a 10 x 4' rectangular bed or 40 square feet of planting space.

Includes: 2 Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle) White Nancy, 3 Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle) Orchid Frost PP#11122, 3 Viola cornuta (Violet) Columbine, 3 Astilbe japonica (False Spirea) Montgomery, 3 Hosta (Plantain Lily) Patriot, and 3 Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart) Pink.

Comes with detailed care instructions and 3 diagrams illustrating correct layouts for planting in rectangular, island, and corner-shaped beds. We do reserve the right to make substitutions; however, our replacement plants are always very similar. Save 10% on each individual plant price when purchasing any pre-planned garden.
Shade Loving pre-planned garden maps

Plant Key for 10 x 4' Beds

1 - Astilbe japonica (False Spirea) Montgomery - 3 plants
2 - Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart) Pink - 3 plants
3 - Viola cornuta (Violet) Columbine - 3 plants
4 - Hosta (Plantain Lily) Patriot - 3 plants
5 - Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle) White Nancy - 2 plants
6 - Lamium maculatum (Dead Nettle) Orchid Frost PP#11122 - 3 plants

Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time Late spring to early fall
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsShade Loving Garden - Small

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Wonderful garden for shaded areas


from Longmont, CO

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fast Growing
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy


    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Shade Loving Garden - Small:

    I planted the shade garden in a small shaded area (of course!) in my yard. I figured it would take a couple of years to fill in but couldn't believe how quickly the plants took off--even after not being able to plant them immediately. Unfortunately, I didn't have a true 10x4' area (mine is 9x3.5') so they are sort of squished together, but regardless, I couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. My neighbor comments on it every time she walks by.

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    • Personal

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Slow growing, but lovely


    from New Britain, CT

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    • Easy to plant
    • Very low maintenance


    • Slow growing

    Best Uses

    • All Shade

    Comments about American Meadows Shade Loving Garden - Small:

    This was simple to plant with the enclosed 'floor plan'. It is slow growing, but that is to be expected with shade plants. I expect it to be glorious next summer!

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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