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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
AVAILABLE 2020
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
Disporum cantoniense ‘Night Heron’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Cantonese Fairy Bells Blooms April|#8211;July
5 $11.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms
5 $9.75
Dryopteris ludoviciana    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Southern Shield Fern Blooms
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 ‘Amber Queen’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms late March|#8211;May
5 $12.00
Epimedium ‘Domino’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April|ndash;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|ndash;May
5 $12.00
Epimedium x x perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April|#8211;May
4 $10.50
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
4 $10.50
Epimedium x x rubrum Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms February|#8211;March
5 $10.50
Epimedium stellulatum ‘Wudang Star’  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April.
4 $12.00
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Epimedium x versicolor ‘Sulphureum’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
AVAILABLE 2020
5 $10.50
Epimedium x warleyense ‘Ellen Willmott’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April-May
5 $11.00
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 SOLD OUT!
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|#8211;August
AVAILABLE MID SEPTEMBER 2019
5 $8.75
Geranium phaeum ‘Alec’s Pink’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms April–August.
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
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|ndash;August
4 $8.75 SOLD OUT!
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|ndash;August
4 $9.25
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms May|#8211;September
5 $9.25 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|ndash;March
5 $12.75
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.
5 $8.00
Ligularia stenocephala ‘The Rocket’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms July|#8211;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 Woodland Phlox Blooms April|ndash;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!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
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 ‘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.
AVAILABLE SPRING 2020
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Majesté’    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 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|ndash;April
4 $9.00
Pulmonaria ‘Silver Streamers’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March–April
4 $9.00 SOLD OUT!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover Blooms March|ndash;April
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
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
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Dark Beauty’ Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms September–October
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis ‘Empress’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant Blooms August – September
5 $9.00
Tricyrtis formosana ‘Autumn Glow’    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  New Plant 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!
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
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!
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
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 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
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 SPRING 2020
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 SOLD OUT!
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 Photo Available   Partial Shade  Shade Lover Fragrant Sweetbox Blooms February–early April
7 $10.25

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our featured plant: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Honey Angels’

Colorful Crocosmias, Be Awed by your August garden, Saturday Strolls!

Click here to view our Late August 2019 Newsletter!

Colorful Crocosmias!

Crocosmias pack a punch of late summer color as our gardens transition into autumn. Their clustered tubular flowers populate the ends of gracefully arching spikes, which emerge from handsome sword-like foliage. Ranging from yellow, peach and orange to fiery red, their prismatic shades look exceptional with white flowering perennials such as Phlox ‘David’, Selinum wallichianum and Aster ‘Bridal Veil’, as well as the blue blossoms of Aconitum, Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ or Aster ‘Twilight’. For fun you could create a hot border, blending them with Kniphofia, Helenium, Salvia and even other Crocosmia, plus be sure to include some in your next bouquet. Commonly referred to as Montbretia and hardy to Zone 6, they appreciate, good drainage, adequate water and some shade in scorching summer sun. Please feel free to check out our extensive collection of Crocosmia cultivars in the perennial section of our online catalog.

YES, it’s possible to be in awe of your late August garden….

At this point in the season, some areas in our gardens may appear a tad worn or lackluster. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to cut back a few tired looking perennials, such as the Nepetas or Geraniums, so you can enjoy a fresh flourish of growth plus more blooms. Adequate moisture and an additional application of compost will also ensure late summer vigor. Incorporating plants that provide a bounty of flowers and alluring leaves in August and September helps buoy our spirits, and hopefully even inspire a little awe as we approach fall. Though the plants featured in this newsletter either promote a bold statement or possess more refined aspects, they equally caught my eye and made me pause to take a closer look. Perhaps they’ll spark a wondrous moment for you as well. All of us Digging Dog plant wranglers wish you Happy Digging!

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