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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!
Asarum caudatum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Western Wild Ginger Blooms April–June
7 $8.50 SOLD OUT!
Asarum caudatum f. album Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Wild Ginger Blooms April–June.
AVAILABLE 2021
7 $8.75
Asarum splendens Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Chinese Wild Ginger Blooms April–May
AVAILABLE LATE SEPTEMBER 2020
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 SOLD OUT!
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Painted Fern Blooms
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
4 $9.75
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Regal Red’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
4 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Beesia deltophylla Photo Available   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 SOLD OUT!
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cantonese Fairy Bells Blooms April–July
5 $11.75 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
5 $9.75
Dryopteris ludoviciana    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Southern Shield Fern Blooms
6 $9.75 SOLD OUT!
Dryopteris pycnopteroides Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Japanese Wood Fern Blooms
6 $9.75
Eomecon chionantha    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April.
6 $8.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium ‘Amber Queen’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium ‘Domino’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
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 Blooms April–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium grandiflorum ‘White Queen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium ‘Mandariin Star’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–May
4 $11.00
Epimedium ‘Pink Champagne’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms April–May
5 $12.00
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
4 $11.00
Epimedium x rubrum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–March
5 $11.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Epimedium stellulatum ‘Wudang Star’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
5 $11.00
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Ellen Willmott’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April-May
5 $11.00 SOLD OUT!
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Orange Queen’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms March–April
5 $12.00 SOLD OUT!
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 Blooms April–September
6 $9.25
Geranium monacense ‘Muldoon’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium nodosum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–October.
AVAILABLE 2021
7 $8.75
Geranium nodosum ‘Clos du Coudray’ Photo Available   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 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’ Photo Available   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’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August
4 $9.25
Geranium phaeum ‘Lily Lovell’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
5 $9.25 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
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 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Springtime’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms May–August
4 $9.50 SOLD OUT!
Geranium phaeum ‘Walküre’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – August.
5 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Geranium ‘Sabani Blue’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May–June
5 $8.50
Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms January–March
5 $12.75 SOLD OUT!
Helleborus foetidus ‘Wester Flisk’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
5 $11.00
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.
5 $8.00
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July–August
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
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 Woodland Phlox Blooms April–May
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
4 $8.75
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum ‘Variegatum’  Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April – May.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
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 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Berries and Cream’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Diana Clare’ Photo Available   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 SOLD OUT!
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’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Opal’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–May
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Roy Davidson’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms mid-February–May.
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria saccharata ‘Dora Bielefeld’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February–April.
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
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
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Streamers’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Bouquet’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms March–May
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.00
Rohdea japonica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms June–July.
6 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Strawberry Begonia Blooms June–October.
7 $8.25 SOLD OUT!
Trachystemon orientalis Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oriental Trachystemon Blooms March
6 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Blue Wonder’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Tricyrtis ‘Dark Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September
5 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms August–September.
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!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Tricyrtis x ‘Sinonome’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October.
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Taipei Silk’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms September–October
5 $9.00 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 $8.00

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Ornamental Grasses
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Carex cherokeensis    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Cherokee Sedge Blooms April–June
6 $8.00
Carex conica ‘Snowline’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Miniature Variegated Sedge Blooms May
5 $8.00
Carex elata ‘Aurea’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Bowles Golden Sedge Blooms
5 $8.25 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
5 $8.50
Carex muskingumensis ‘Little Midge’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Dwarf Palm Sedge Blooms
4 $8.25
Carex pensylvanica Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Oak Sedge Blooms May
4 $8.00
Carex pensylvanica ‘Straw Hat’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms mid April–May
4 $8.25
Carex scaposa Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cherry Blossom Sedge Blooms mid-July–August & late September
6 $8.50
Carex ‘Silver Sceptre’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May
5 $8.00
Hakonechloa macra    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
AVAILABLE SPRING 2021
4 $9.00
Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Golden Variegated Hakone Grass Blooms
6 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
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’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Shade Lover Blooms July – early October.
5 $10.75 SOLD OUT!
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’ Photo Available 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 SOLD OUT!
Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’ Photo Available 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 Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
7 $10.25

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Trees & Vines
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder

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Dazzling deciduous trees, November garden oomph!, 2020 T-shirts still available!

Dynamic deciduous trees!

One of the greatest joys of gardening is bearing witness to the changes each season etches upon the landscape. While the crisp blustery autumn days feel invigorating, they also afford some of the most dynamic transformations. The featured deciduous trees are internationally renown for their undemanding handsome habits and prismatic fall displays. Please feel free to visit the tree section of our website and learn more about them!

November garden oomph….

The shorter days and cooler nights of November kindle tantalizing fall color when we include a medley of both evergreen and deciduous woody plants coupled with herbaceous perennials and ornamental grasses. Thankfully, once fall settles in, most of us have less gardening chores and more time for leisurely strolls through our leafy sanctuaries. The plants included in this newsletter offer either late season blooms, captivating leaves or artful branching patterns plus beguiling late season oomph! We hope you’ll consider digging some of them into your garden. 

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