Plant Lists

Plants for Shade Gardens

Plants for Shade Gardens

Shrubs
Camellia (Camellia sp.)
Japanese Cleyera (Ternstromia gymananthera)
Florida Anise (Illicium floridanum)
Japanese Acuba (Acuba japonica)
Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
Azalea (Azalea sp.)
Nandina (Nandina domestica)
Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)
Poet’s Laurel (Danae racemosa)

Groundcovers
Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum)
Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
Carpet Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans)
Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon japonicas)
Strawberry Begonia (Saxafraga stolonifera)
Wild Gingers (Asarum Spp.)

Vines
Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
Climbing Hydrangea ( Decumaria barbara)
Five-leaf Akebia (Akebia quinata)

Annuals
Coleus
Impatiens
Wax Begonias
Caladium

Perennials
Columbines (Aquilegia vulgaris)
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra sp.)
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’)
Hellebore (Helleborus sp.)
Coral Bells (Heuchera sp.)
Chinese Astilbe (Astilbe chinensis)
Ferns
Hosta

Consult your local garden center experts for actual placement and growing tips.