Quick links to the shade-loving plants in our catalog

Do you have a dark spot in your garden which needs brightening up? Here are some plants which love the shade.

For gardeners who are fond of common names, we've included the most widely used common names for these plants.

Click on the name of any of the plants to view that plant's page.

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Perennials
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Alchemilla ellenbeckii    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–mid-August.
6 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Arisaema candidissimum Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Pink flowered white striped Cobra Lily Blooms June–July.
6 $9.50 SOLD OUT!
Aruncus dioicus ‘Zweiweltenkind’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–July.
5 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Asarum caudatum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Western Wild Ginger Blooms April–June
7 $8.00
Asarum caudatum f. album  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Wild Ginger Blooms April – June.
7 $8.25
Asarum splendens Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Chinese Wild Ginger Blooms April – May
6 $10.00
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady in Red’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Athyrium ‘Ghost’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Ghost Lady Fern Blooms
4 $9.75
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Painted Fern Blooms
4 $9.75
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Regal Red’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms
4 $9.75
Beesia deltophylla    Partial Shade  Shade Lover False Bugbane Blooms May–June.
6 $8.25
Dicentra ‘Margery Fish’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May & again in fall.
5 $8.25 SOLD OUT!
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
4 $9.50
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cantonese Fairy Bells Blooms April–July.
5 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.75
Dryopteris ludoviciana    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Southern Shield Fern Blooms
6 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Dryopteris pycnopteroides    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Japanese Wood Fern Blooms
6 $9.75
Eomecon chionantha    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April.
6 $7.75
Epimedium ‘Domino’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $11.00
Epimedium x ‘Enchantress’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $10.00 SOLD OUT
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Koji’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms late March–May
4 $11.00
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Purple Pixie’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May.
5 $10.75
Epimedium ‘Mandariin Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $11.00
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  Drought Tolerant Blooms April-May
4 $10.00
Epimedium stellulatum ‘Wudang Star’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $11.00
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $10.00
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Ellen Willmott’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April-May
5 $10.75
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
5 $10.75
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Merlin’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $11.00
Geranium monacense ‘Muldoon’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.50
Geranium nodosum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–October.
7 $8.00
Geranium nodosum ‘Clos du Coudray’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June-October
6 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Geranium nodosum ‘Svelte Lilac’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May – October.
7 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Album’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
5 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Langthorn’s Blue’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Lavender Pinwheel’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–August
4 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Raven’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
4 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–September.
5 $8.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – August.
5 $8.50
Geranium ‘Sabani Blue’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–June
5 $8.50
Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
5 $11.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August
4 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia przewalskii    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August.
5 $7.50 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August.
5 $7.75
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Creeping Jenny Blooms April–September.
5 $7.75
Matteuccia struthiopteris Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Ostrich Fern Blooms
3 $9.75
Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–early June
3 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $7.75
Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May.
AVAILABLE LATE AUGUST 2018
4 $7.75
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
4 $10.75
Pulmonaria angustifolia ‘Blaues Meer’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February-April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Apple Frost’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Benediction’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms early March–May.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Berries and Cream’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms late February–April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Excalibur’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Pulmonaria ‘Little Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms early March – April.
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cevennes Lungwort Blooms March – April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Majesté’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Opal’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Roy Davidson’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms mid-February–May.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Dora Bielefeld’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Highdown’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bethlehem Sage Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Sissinghurst White’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms February–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Streamers’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms March–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Rohdea japonica    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–July.
6 $8.75
Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Strawberry Begonia Blooms June–October.
7 $8.00
Trachystemon orientalis Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oriental Trachystemon Blooms March.
AVAILABLE MID OCTOBER 2018
6 $8.25
Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September – October.
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August – September.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $8.50
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September.
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT
Tricyrtis ‘Hatatogisa’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $8.50
Tricyrtis hirta ‘Moonlight’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
NOT AVAILABLE IN 2018
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Tricyrtis x ‘Sinonome’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $8.50
Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms September–October
5 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Trillium albidum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Sweet Trillium Blooms mid-March – late April.
6 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Trillium catesbaei    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Catesby’s Trillium Blooms April–May
4 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Trillium grandiflorum ‘Snowy White’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover White Wake Robin Blooms March–May.
4 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Trillium luteum  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Yellow Wake Robin Blooms April–early June.
5 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Trillium sessile Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
4 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Uvularia grandiflora  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
3 $7.50

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Ornamental Grasses
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Carex conica ‘Snowline’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Miniature Variegated Sedge Blooms May.
5 $7.75
Carex elata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bowles Golden Sedge Blooms
5 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $7.75 SOLD OUT!
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms
5 $7.75
Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $7.75
Carex pensylvanica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Oak Sedge Blooms May
4 $7.75
Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May
5 $7.75
Hakonechloa macra    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $8.75
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $8.75
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Variegated Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $8.75
Hakonechloa macra ‘Beni-kaze’  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
6 $8.75
Hakonechloa macra ‘Naomi’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $8.75 SOLD OUT!

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Ornamental Shrubs
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Buddleja x weyeriana ‘Bicolor’    Full Sun  Shade Lover Blooms July – early October.
5 $10.75
Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Green Beauty’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Littleleaf Boxwood Blooms
6 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Buxus sempervirens ‘Vadar Valley’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Winter Hazel Blooms March–April
6 $13.50
Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Silver-Veined Wintercreeper Blooms
5 $12.00
Sarcococca hookeriana ssp. var. humilis  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Dwarf Sweetbox Blooms March – April.
6 $9.75
Sarcococca ruscifolia    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
7 $9.75

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Trees & Vines
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder

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Helianthus 'Sheila's Sunshine', Persicaria 'Summer Dance', and Selinum wallichianum

Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461

The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October.

Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312

With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November.

Selinum wallichianum - P-1406

This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels.

Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.

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