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  1. Woodland Phlox Blue Moon

    'Blue Moon' is a lovely native Phlox groundcover featuring clouds of rich violet-blue blooms that float above green foliage. With fragrance to wake up your senses, it flowers in Apr...

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    Blue Moon Woodland Phlox Woodland Phlox Blue Moon, Wild Sweet William Phlox divaricata Blue Moon
    As low as $11.98 Sale $5.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Blue Moon' is a lovely native Phlox groundcover featuring clouds of rich violet-blue blooms that float above green foliage. With fragrance to wake up your senses, it flowers in April May. Its a perfect addition to a rock garden or any shady spot where it can slowly naturalize. Provides early season pollen for hummingbirds and butterflies. (Phlox divaricata)
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  2. Pennsylvania Sedge Grass, Carex

    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or la...

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    Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Pennsylvania Sedge Grass Carex pensylvanica
    As low as $16.98 Sale $8.49
    Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
    Pennsylvania Sedge provides lush texture for dry shade gardens. Fine low-growing foliage arches gently, giving the appearance of soft, rolling waves. Makes a lovely groundcover or lawn alternative that requires little to no mowing. Mass planting will create a cool, glossy green carpet that is tough and versatile. Semi-evergreen foliage is deer resistant and low maintenance. (Carex pennsylvanica)
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  3. Cracked Ice' Heucherella

    Cracked Ice' Heucherella makes an incredible statement in containers and gardens. Deeply lobed leaves with dark veining have a silver-pink tint in spring and fall, changing to silver...

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    Cracked Ice Heucherella Cracked Ice Foamy Bells Heucherella Cracked Ice
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Cracked Ice' Heucherella makes an incredible statement in containers and gardens. Deeply lobed leaves with dark veining have a silver-pink tint in spring and fall, changing to silver-green in summer. Heucherella, also called Foamy Bells, are easy-to-grow perennials that thrive in part-shade to full-shade and rich, well-drained soil. Spikes of delicate white flowers are held above the foliage in early summer. (Heucherella)
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  4. Shady Nook Fern Collection

    The Shady Nook Fern Collection adds a touch of grace to the garden with smooth lines of flowing foliage. A soothing color palette blends layers of cool green and blue with silver and...

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    Shady Nook Fern Collection Shady Nook Fern Collection
    $54.98 Sale $27.49
    Per Collection of 3
    The Shady Nook Fern Collection adds a touch of grace to the garden with smooth lines of flowing foliage. A soothing color palette blends layers of cool green and blue with silver and burgundy accents. These deer-resistant plants are perfect for naturalizing in woodland gardens and other shady sites. Three unique growth habits make for an eye-catching grouping. Three plants.
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  5. Lush Hosta Collection

    The Lush Hosta Collection is your answer for bold color in shady nooks – with an explosion of blue, green, and variegated foliage and gorgeous summer blooms. A perfect mixture of p...

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    Lush Hosta Collection Lush Hosta Collection
    $69.98 Sale $34.99
    Per Collection of 10
    The Lush Hosta Collection is your answer for bold color in shady nooks – with an explosion of blue, green, and variegated foliage and gorgeous summer blooms. A perfect mixture of plant sizes, foliage textures, and shapes, this collection provides instant impact with very little maintenance. Fragrant bell-shaped purple and white blooms attract hummingbirds from mid- to late summer.
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  6. Sweet Betsy Trillium, Toadshade Trillium, Trillium cuneatum

    Sweet Betsy Trillium, aka Toadshade, is a perennial native wildflower that blooms during the spring. A small deep burgundy flower blooms from the center of the three main leaves. Lea...

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    Sweet Betsy Trillium Toadshade Trillium, Wood Lily, Sweet Betsy Trillium cuneatum
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
    Per Bag of 3
    Sweet Betsy Trillium, aka Toadshade, is a perennial native wildflower that blooms during the spring. A small deep burgundy flower blooms from the center of the three main leaves. Leaf patterns vary, but include shades of forest green, light green, and silver that together resemble the coloring of a toad’s skin—hence the common name. A beautiful addition to woodland or shade gardens in zones 5-8. (Trillium cuneatum)
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  7. Northern Exposure™ 'Amber' Coral Bells

    Northern Exposure™ 'Amber' Coral Bells has incredibly colorful and vigorous foliage. This gorgeous Heuchera has a vigorous, mounded habit and large lobed leaves in several shades o...

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    Northern Exposure™ Amber Coral Bells Northern Exposure™ Amber Coral Bells Heuchera Northern Exposure™ Amber
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Northern Exposure™ 'Amber' Coral Bells has incredibly colorful and vigorous foliage. This gorgeous Heuchera has a vigorous, mounded habit and large lobed leaves in several shades of burnt-orange. Great for dappled to part-shade gardens, or sunny gardens with protection from afternoon sun. Tiny, yellow bell flowers are held above the foliage in spring. Rust resistant. (Heuchera)
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  8. Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Small

    The Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden (small) will create a peaceful shady retreat that always has something in bloom. Designed for areas with part to full shade, its colorful flower...

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    Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Small Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Small
    $199.98 Sale $99.99
    Per Garden of 18 Plants
    The Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden (small) will create a peaceful shady retreat that always has something in bloom. Designed for areas with part to full shade, its colorful flowers and beautiful foliage will bring season-long delight. Care instructions and planting map included.
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  9. Trout Lily or Dogtooth Violet, Erythronium americanum

    Trout Lily is the herald of spring in eastern woodlands, but this native wildflower also makes a gorgeous addition to any shade garden in zones 3-8. The plant’s name comes from its...

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    Trout Lily Trout Lily, Dogtooth Violet Erythronium americanum
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Trout Lily is the herald of spring in eastern woodlands, but this native wildflower also makes a gorgeous addition to any shade garden in zones 3-8. The plant’s name comes from its speckled green leaves (that resemble trout), and its nodding yellow flowers that look like miniature lilies. Plants can take up to four years to flower after planting, but the foliage is attractive enough that it’s worth the wait. (Erythronium)
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  10. Astilbe arendsii Europa, False Spirea

    The light pink panicles of ‘Europa’ Astilbe add an elegant touch in any shady garden. Softly held above fern-like foliage in early summer, the blossoms of this moisture-loving pe...

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    Europa Astilbe Japanese Astilbe Europa Astilbe arendsii Europa
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    The light pink panicles of ‘Europa’ Astilbe add an elegant touch in any shady garden. Softly held above fern-like foliage in early summer, the blossoms of this moisture-loving perennial will dry in place for four-season interest. Great for edge-of-stream or pond gardens. Clump forming. (Astilbe japonica)
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  11. Lady Fern, Athyrium filix-femina, Lady Fern

    The Lady Fern is a smaller woodland fern with a distinctive look. With finely-cut, almost frilly fronds, this one is beautifully decorative and a lovely addtion to the shade garden....

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    Lady Fern Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina
    As low as $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    The Lady Fern is a smaller woodland fern with a distinctive look. With finely-cut, almost frilly fronds, this one is beautifully decorative and a lovely addtion to the shade garden. Although Lady Ferns are more tolerant of dry soils than other ferns, adequate moisture is a must if planted in sunny spots. (Athyrium filix-femina)
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  12. Serene Woodland Pre-Planned Garden

    Our Serene Woodland Pre-Planned Garden is the perfect solution to beautify a yard with very little sunlight. Abundant flowers appear in early spring, blooming in succession through l...

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    Serene Woodland Pre-Planned Garden Serene Woodland Pre-Planned Garden
    $179.98 Sale $89.99
    Per Garden of 30 Plants
    Our Serene Woodland Pre-Planned Garden is the perfect solution to beautify a yard with very little sunlight. Abundant flowers appear in early spring, blooming in succession through late summer. Understated woodland flowers are a great choice for planting under trees. Garden of 30 plants, with care instructions and planting map.
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  13. Astilbe chinensis Maggie Daley

    For lavender-pink blooms in shady gardens, ‘Maggie Daley’ astilbe is at the top of the list. Slightly more tolerant of dry soils than other astilbes, it’s still at its best in ...

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    Maggie Daley Astilbe Chinese Astilbe Maggie Daley Astilbe chinensis Maggie Daley
    As low as $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    For lavender-pink blooms in shady gardens, ‘Maggie Daley’ astilbe is at the top of the list. Slightly more tolerant of dry soils than other astilbes, it’s still at its best in a moist location. Mid-summer blooms are held in dense panicles and will dry in place for fall interest. Pinnate, deep green foliage. Clump forming. (Astilbe chinensis)
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  14. Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Large

    The Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden (large) is designed to bring excitement to gardens with part to full shade. From spring blooming flowers in spring to bold foliage in fall, this ...

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    Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Large Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden - Large
    $264.98 Sale $132.49
    Per Garden of 23 Plants
    The Vibrant Shade Pre-Planned Garden (large) is designed to bring excitement to gardens with part to full shade. From spring blooming flowers in spring to bold foliage in fall, this garden will delight with variety and color all season long. Care instructions and planting map included.
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  15. Shooting Star, Dodecatheon meadia

    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall ste...

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    Shooting Star Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Shooting Star is a hardy wildflower native to North America with striking blooms that appear in late spring. Delicate, dart-like blossoms with peeled-back petals dangle from tall stems and vary in shades of white (most common) and pink (less common). Two colorful bands of deep purple and golden yellow circle the base of each flower. A simply exceptional addtion to shady spots. PPAF (Dodecatheon meadia)
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  16. Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection

    The Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection shines year-round with radiant red, green and burnt-orange foliage. Summer brings spikes of dainty blooms above the mounding foliage, attracti...

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    Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection
    $59.98 Sale $29.99
    Per Collection of 3
    The Radiant Glow Coral Bells Collection shines year-round with radiant red, green and burnt-orange foliage. Summer brings spikes of dainty blooms above the mounding foliage, attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators to cool shade gardens. These water-wise beauties thrive from chilly northern gardens to the Deep South. Evergreen color for containers and gardens. Three plants.
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  17. Hosta Minuteman, Plantain Lily

    ‘Minuteman’ Hosta sports deep green leaves edged in pure white. Made for the shade, ‘Minuteman’s’ bold contrasting foliage makes it a standout - it almost twinkles in the d...

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    Minuteman Hosta Plantain Lily Minuteman Hosta Minuteman
    $10.98 Sale $5.49
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    ‘Minuteman’ Hosta sports deep green leaves edged in pure white. Made for the shade, ‘Minuteman’s’ bold contrasting foliage makes it a standout - it almost twinkles in the dappled light of a woodland garden or shady spot. Great in containers too. Pale lavender flowers appear in July, attracting hummingbirds. (Hosta)
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  18. Indian Pink, Spigelia marilandica

    Indian Pink is an easy-to-grow native woodland perennial which prefers moist and well-drained soils. The unusual blooms are trumpet shaped with a red exterior, yellow inside, and a u...

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    Indian Pink Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    Indian Pink is an easy-to-grow native woodland perennial which prefers moist and well-drained soils. The unusual blooms are trumpet shaped with a red exterior, yellow inside, and a unique flare at the top that forms a star shape. This woodland plant has glossy green foliage and spreads easily. Grows in part sun to full shade. (Spigelia marilandica)
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  19. Heucherella Gold Zebra PP22,104, Foamy Bells Gold Zebra

    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interes...

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    Gold Zebra Heucherella / Coral Bells PP22,104 Foamy Bells Heucherella
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Heucherella Gold Zebra provides constant vibrant color all summer long with bright yellow and deep red foliage. In mid-late spring white, bell-shaped flowers bloom for added interest. This Heucherella is easy to grow and low maintenance. Great for small spaces in shady gardens, or for added texture and interest in containers. Commonly known as Gold Zebra Foamy Bells, Heucherella is a hybrid between Coral Bells and Foam Flower. (Heucheralla)
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  20. Marginal Woodfern, Dryopteris marginalis, Marginal Woodfern

    Marginal Woodfern is a handsome evergreen fern with rich, blue-green color. Tolerant of many soils, including those that are poor, rocky, and dry, this long-lasting fern creates an e...

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    Marginal Woodfern Marginal Woodfern Dryopteris marginalis
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    Marginal Woodfern is a handsome evergreen fern with rich, blue-green color. Tolerant of many soils, including those that are poor, rocky, and dry, this long-lasting fern creates an excellent groundcover when allowed to spread and multiply. Makes an elegant display. (Dryopteris marginalis)
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  21. Maidenhair Fern

    Airy, lacy, and graceful, the native Maidenhair Fern is known for its grassy green foliage and jet-black stems. Delicate fronds form in a circular pattern on tough, cold hardy plants...

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    Northern Maidenhair Fern Northern Maidenhair Fern Adiantum pedatum
    $19.98 Sale $9.99
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    Airy, lacy, and graceful, the native Maidenhair Fern is known for its grassy green foliage and jet-black stems. Delicate fronds form in a circular pattern on tough, cold hardy plants. Choose a shady locale for this woodland beauty, or be sure to give extra water when siting in sunnier spots. Naturalizes with ease in moist soils. (Adiantum pedatum)
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  22. Wild Ginger, Asarum canadense, Wild Ginger

    Wild Ginger’s large, heart-shaped leaves create a solid, low-growing carpet of dark green beauty on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three d...

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    Wild Ginger Wild Ginger Asarum canadense
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    Wild Ginger’s large, heart-shaped leaves create a solid, low-growing carpet of dark green beauty on the forest floor. The flowers are curious, nodding under the leaves with three deep red triangular petals. Happiest in full to part shade, use this woodland native to suppress weeds and prevent soil erosion. Not related to the culinary spice. (Asarum canadense)
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  23. Green Dragon, Arisaema dracontium

    Bring a tropical look to your garden with native, deer-resistant Green Dragon! This tall cousin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit sports an unusual leaf and even more unusual flower spathe with ...

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    Green Dragon Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium
    $18.98 Sale $9.49
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    Bring a tropical look to your garden with native, deer-resistant Green Dragon! This tall cousin of Jack-in-the-Pulpit sports an unusual leaf and even more unusual flower spathe with a long, fascinating spadix. In summer, a club-like formation of bright red seeds forms along the spathe, bringing a bright spark of color to moist woodland gardens. (Arisaema dracontium)
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  24. Pink Astilbe chinensis Visions, Astilbe chinensis, Chinese Astilbe, Close Up

    More drought-tolerant than other Astilbes, 'Visions' performs superbly in dry spots. Low-growing, fern-like foliage is topped by deep, magenta-pink plumes and is a perfect addtion to...

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    Visions Astilbe Chinese Astilbe Visions Astilbe chinensis Visions
    $17.98 Sale $8.99
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    More drought-tolerant than other Astilbes, 'Visions' performs superbly in dry spots. Low-growing, fern-like foliage is topped by deep, magenta-pink plumes and is a perfect addtion to shade and part-shade spots. While this beauty can turns heads by looks alone, you'll likely find yourself drawn to its ability to thrive in the mid-summer garden. (Astilbe chinensis)
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Perennial Plants for Shade

Add brightness and depth to dark corners with shade-loving flowers

A shady spot in your landscape offers the opportunity to grow some wonderful, unique plant selections that not only tolerate shade but actually prefer it. These include richly-colored flowers, plants with lush green foliage, flowering groundcovers, and vines that will climb and provide cover. Best of all, air temperatures in a shade garden can be 15-25 degrees cooler than in the open sun! So choose your favorites and plant a relaxing place to cool off and unwind.

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