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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 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Asarum caudatum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Western Wild Ginger Blooms April–June
7 $11.00
Asarum caudatum f. album Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Wild Ginger Blooms April–June.
7 $11.00
Asarum splendens Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Chinese Wild Ginger Blooms April–May
6 $10.75
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady in Red’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $12.00
Athyrium filix-femina ‘Victoriae’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Lady Fern Blooms
4 $12.00
Athyrium ‘Ghost’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Ghost Lady Fern Blooms
4 $12.00
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Painted Fern Blooms
4 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Apple Court’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Crested Japanese Painted Fern Blooms
4 $12.00
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Regal Red’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Athyrium otophorum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Eared Lady Fern Blooms
5 $12.00
Beesia deltophylla Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover False Bugbane Blooms May–June.
6 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Cyclamen coum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–March
5 $9.75
Dicentra ‘Margery Fish’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May & again in fall.
5 $12.00
Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $12.00
Dicentra ‘Stuart Boothman’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–July
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
5 $12.00
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cantonese Fairy Bells Blooms April–July
5 $15.75
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $10.50
Dryopteris ludoviciana    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Southern Shield Fern Blooms
6 $10.75 SOLD OUT!
Dryopteris pycnopteroides Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Wood Fern Blooms
6 $10.75 SOLD OUT!
Eomecon chionantha    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April.
6 $9.00
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium ‘Domino’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium x ‘Enchantress’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $13.00 SOLD OUT
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Dark Beauty’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Koji’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
4 $12.00
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Pierre’s Purple’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
PREORDER FOR MAY 2023
5 $14.25
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Purple Pixie’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘White Queen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium ‘Mandariin Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $13.00
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
PREORDER FOR MAY 2023
5 $14.00
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
4 $12.00
Epimedium x rubrum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–March
5 $13.00
Epimedium stellulatum ‘Wudang Star’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Cupreum’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $12.00
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Ellen Willmott’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $14.15
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $14.00
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Merlin’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $13.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x youngianum ‘Niveum’ Photo Available   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
PREORDER FOR MARCH 2023
6 $10.50
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Geranium monacense ‘Muldoon’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
PREORDER FOR MARCH 2023
4 $9.75
Geranium nodosum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–October.
7 $9.25
Geranium nodosum ‘Clos du Coudray’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–October
6 $9.50
Geranium nodosum ‘Svelte Lilac’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–October
7 $10.00
Geranium phaeum ‘Album’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
5 $10.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $9.50 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Langthorn’s Blue’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Lavender Pinwheel’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
PREORDER FOR MARCH 2023
4 $9.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
5 $10.00
Geranium phaeum ‘Raven’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
4 $10.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–September
5 $10.50
Geranium phaeum ‘Springtime’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–June
4 $10.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – August.
5 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium ‘Sabani Blue’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–June
5 $10.25
Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms January–March
5 $15.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Helleborus ‘HGC Diva’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms December–March
5 $15.75
Helleborus ‘HGC Ice n’ Roses® ‘Merlot’’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms December–March
5 $15.25
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Black Diamond’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Winter Jewels® Hellebore Blooms February–April
5 $15.75
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Painted Doubles’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Winter Jewels® Hellebore Blooms January–April
5 $15.25
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Red Sapphire’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Winter Jewels® Hellebore Blooms February–April
5 $15.75
Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms December–March
5 $15.25 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August
4 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Ligularia przewalskii    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August.
5 $9.00
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August
5 $10.50
Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Creeping Jenny Blooms April–September.
5 $8.75
Matteuccia struthiopteris Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Ostrich Fern Blooms
3 $10.50
Osmunda regalis ‘Purpurascens’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Royal Fern Blooms
4 $11.50
Phlox x arendsii ‘Miss Mary’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–September
3 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii ‘Chattahoochee’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–early June
3 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Phlox divaricata ‘London Grove Blue’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $10.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Phlox divaricata ‘May Breeze’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Woodland Phlox Blooms April–May
4 $10.00
Polemonium ‘Bressingham Purple’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Jacobs Ladder Blooms April–May
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
4 $11.25 SOLD OUT!
Polystichum polyblepharum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Tassel Fern Blooms
6 $9.50
Polystichum setiferum ‘Herrenhausen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Soft Shield Fern (Divisilobum Group) Blooms
6 $12.00
Pulmonaria angustifolia ‘Blaues Meer’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February-April
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Apple Frost’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Benediction’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms early March–May.
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Berries and Cream’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late February–April
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Excalibur’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Little Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms early March – April.
PREORDER FOR MARCH 2023
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cevennes Lungwort Blooms March – April.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Bertram Anderson’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Pulmonaria ‘Majesté’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Opal’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Roy Davidson’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms mid-February–May.
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Dora Bielefeld’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Highdown’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bethlehem Sage Blooms February–April.
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Sissinghurst White’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Streamers’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $10.50 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Bouquet’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May
4 $10.50
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $10.50
Rohdea japonica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–July.
6 $9.75
Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Strawberry Begonia Blooms June–October.
7 $9.00
Trachystemon orientalis Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oriental Trachystemon Blooms March
6 $9.75
Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis ‘Dark Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
5 $10.50
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September.
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis ‘Hatatogisa’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis hirta ‘Moonlight’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis x ‘Sinonome’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
5 $10.50
Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
5 $10.50
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 $9.25

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Ornamental Grasses
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Acorus gramineus ‘Minimus Aureus’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Dwarf Golden Sweet Flag Blooms May–June
5 $8.75
Acorus gramineus ‘Variegatus’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover White-striped Japanese Sweet Flag Blooms May–June
5 $8.75
Carex cherokeensis    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cherokee Sedge Blooms April–June
6 $8.00
Carex conica ‘Snowline’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Miniature Variegated Sedge Blooms May
5 $8.25
Carex elata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Bowles Golden Sedge Blooms
5 $10.00
Carex elata ‘Knightshayes’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Carex flaccosperma    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blue Wood Sedge Blooms May–June
5 $9.00
Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $8.75
Carex morrowii var. temnolepis ‘Silk Tassel’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $10.25
Carex pensylvanica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Oak Sedge Blooms May
PREORDER FOR MARCH 2023
4 $9.25
Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms mid April–May
4 $8.50
Carex plantaginea    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Seersucker Sedge Blooms April–May
4 $9.25
Carex scaposa Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cherry Blossom Sedge Blooms mid July–August & late September
6 $10.25 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May
5 $8.25
Festuca ssp. ‘Eilers Beauty™’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–June
4 $10.15
Hakonechloa macra    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $10.50
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $10.50
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Variegated Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $10.50
Hakonechloa macra ‘Naomi’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
PREORDER FOR MAY 2023
5 $10.50
Hakonechloa macra ‘Nicolas’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
PREORDER FOR MAY 2023
5 $10.50
Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Greater Woodrush Blooms May–June
5 $9.75

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Ornamental Shrubs
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Buddleja x weyeriana ‘Bicolor’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Shade Lover Blooms July – early October.
5 $13.25
Buxus microphylla japonica ‘Green Beauty’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Littleleaf Boxwood Blooms
6 $10.75
Buxus sempervirens ‘Vadar Valley’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $10.75 SOLD OUT!
Chaenomeles x superba ‘Crimson and Gold’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $11.00 SOLD OUT!
Corylopsis spicata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Winter Hazel Blooms March–April
6 $17.25 SOLD OUT!
Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Silver-Veined Wintercreeper Blooms
5 $13.25
Sarcococca hookeriana ssp. var. humilis  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Dwarf Sweetbox Blooms March–April
6 $12.25
Sarcococca hookeriana ‘Winter Gem’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Dwarf Sweetbox Blooms February–April
6 $12.25
Sarcococca ruscifolia Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
PREORDER FOR APRIL 2023
7 $12.25

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Trees & Vines
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris ‘Miranda’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms June–July
4 $21.00

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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