Shade Tolerant Plants

When it comes to picking plants for your garden, one of the most important factors is how much light the area you want to plant receives. The three categories of light are:

Full Sun (At least 6 hours of direct sun per day)

Part Sun or Part Shade (4-6 hours of direct sun per day)

Full Shade (4 hours or less of direct sun per day)

It’s important to note that sunlight has different levels of intensity, morning sun is generally considered weaker than afternoon sun. An area that receives only morning sun and afternoon shade is considered part sun/shade.

Plants that need full sun will struggle to grow in full shade and a plant that requires full shade will burn in full sun, so it’s important to choose plants that will thrive in the light you receive.

The list below is the more popular shade loving plants we carry; however, the plants listed may not be available at all times.

Annuals

Caladium

Alyssum

Begonia (Green Leaf Varieties)

Caladium

Coleus

Fuchsia

Impatiens

Lobelia

Torenia

 

 

Perennials and Grasses

Lenten Rose (Hellebore)
Liriope (Lilyturf)

Acanthus

Acorus Grass

Ajugas

Anenome

Artemisia

Astilbe

Bleeding Hearts

Brunnera

Carex Grass

Columbine

Corydalis

Dead Nettle

Ferns

Foxglove

Geranium (Perennial Varieties)

Hellebore (Lenten Rose)

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Heucherella

Hosta

Larkspur

Lily of the Valley

Liriope

Nepeta

Ornamental Fescues (Festuca)

Spiderwort

St Johns Wort

Veronica

Vinca

Shrubs

Endless Summer Hydrangea

Anise

Aucuba

Azalea

Camellia

Cast Iron Plant

Fatsia

Gardenia

Hydrangea

Leucothoe

Podocarpus

Rhododendron

Summersweet

Sweetshrub

Yew

Trees

Japanese Snowbell

Dogwood

Japanese Maple

Eastern Redbud

Japanese Snowbell

Magnolia

Serviceberry