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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.
AVAILABLE FALL 2019
5 $8.50
Asarum caudatum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Western Wild Ginger Blooms April–June
7 $8.50
Asarum caudatum f. album  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Wild Ginger Blooms April – June.
7 $8.75
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 Blooms
4 $9.75
Beesia deltophylla    Partial Shade  Shade Lover False Bugbane Blooms May–June.
6 $8.75
Dicentra ‘Margery Fish’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May & again in fall.
5 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
4 $10.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cantonese Fairy Bells Blooms April–July.
5 $11.00
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.75
Dryopteris ludoviciana    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Southern Shield Fern Blooms
AVAILABLE LATE MAY 2019
6 $9.75
Dryopteris pycnopteroides    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Wood Fern Blooms
6 $9.75
Eomecon chionantha    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April.
6 $8.00
Epimedium ‘Domino’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium x ‘Enchantress’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Koji’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
4 $11.00
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Purple Pixie’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $10.50
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘White Queen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms late March–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium ‘Mandariin Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
4 $10.50
Epimedium stellulatum ‘Wudang Star’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $12.00
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $10.50
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Ellen Willmott’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April-May
5 $11.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
5 $11.00
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Merlin’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $12.00
Geranium x monacense ‘Claudine Dupont’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–September
6 $9.25
Geranium monacense ‘Muldoon’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.75
Geranium nodosum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–October.
7 $8.75
Geranium nodosum ‘Clos du Coudray’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June-October
6 $9.25 SOLD OUT!
Geranium nodosum ‘Svelte Lilac’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May – October.
7 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Album’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
5 $8.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Langthorn’s Blue’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Lavender Pinwheel’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
4 $8.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
5 $9.25 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Raven’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
4 $9.25
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–September.
5 $9.25
Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – August.
5 $8.75
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Geranium ‘Sabani Blue’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–June
5 $8.50
Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
5 $11.00 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia przewalskii    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $8.00
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August.
5 $8.75
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 Blooms April–early June
3 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May.
4 $8.75
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 SOLD OUT!
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
Pulmonaria ‘Berries and Cream’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late February–April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Excalibur’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
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
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!
4 $9.00
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’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Streamers’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!
4 $9.00
Rohdea japonica    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–July.
6 $8.75
Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Strawberry Begonia Blooms June–October.
7 $8.25
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Trachystemon orientalis Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oriental Trachystemon Blooms March.
6 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms September – October
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Dark Beauty’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms September–October
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms August – September
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms August–September
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September.
AVAILABLE MARCH 2019
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Hatatogisa’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis hirta ‘Moonlight’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Tricyrtis x ‘Sinonome’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
AVAILABLE SPRING 2019!
5 $9.00
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!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Uvularia grandiflora  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
3 $8.00

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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 $8.00
Carex elata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bowles Golden Sedge Blooms
5 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $8.00
Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
AVAILABLE FALL 2019
5 $8.00
Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Dwarf Palm Sedge Blooms
4 $8.00
Carex pensylvanica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oak Sedge Blooms May
4 $8.00
Carex scaposa Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Cherry Blossom Sedge Blooms mid-July–August & late September
6 $8.00
Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May
5 $8.00
Hakonechloa macra    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $9.00
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Variegated Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $9.00
Hakonechloa macra ‘Naomi’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!

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Ornamental Shrubs
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Buddleja x weyeriana ‘Bicolor’    Full Sun  Shade Lover Blooms July – early October.
AVAILABLE SUMMER 2019
5 $10.75
Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Green Beauty’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Littleleaf Boxwood Blooms
6 $9.25
Buxus sempervirens ‘Vadar Valley’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.25 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 $15.75
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 Dwarf Sweetbox Blooms March–April
6 $10.25
Sarcococca ruscifolia    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
7 $10.25

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Our Featured Plant: Geranium nodosum ‘Clos du Coudray’

Gorgeous Geraniums, Long-lasting summer flowers, Saturday Strolls!

Gorgeous Geraniums!

True Geraniums are sturdy yet refined, with 5-petaled flowers borne on dainty stems above attractive, palmately divided leaves. Their spectrum of colors, from cool to electric, is rivaled only by their ability to create soft mounds and flowing carpets of lush foliage in ordinary garden soil. We plant an assortment of cultivars to always have some in bloom from spring to fall. Our hardy selections are easily grown and most will re-bloom after flowering if lightly trimmed. Be sure to browse our online selections.

Enjoy these blossoms all summer long….

Our newsletter features a diverse collection of long-blooming perennials and shrubs whose reliable flowers will grace your garden for months. These lovely blooms unfurl at the beginning of summer and continue flowering through August or September. Offering unique hues, they populate airy sprays, tall spires, blowsy flower heads or bold verticillasters. We hope you’ll find these long-bloomers as delightful as we do. 

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