Shade Plants

Cool and shady gardens are the perfect retreat from the summer sun, and with garden sizes getting smaller and houses getting bigger, finding plants that will thrive and flower in the shade can be tricky. Here’s a selection of exceptional flowers that love the shade, will thrive under trees and even along the south side of your home.

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ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
PLANTS: PANH
Discovered in France in 1858, this compact flowering form of anemone, also known as windflowers, is a versatile addition to the front of ornamental borders and garden beds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, the delicate ...
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ANEMONE 'SINGLE PINK'
ANEMONE 'SINGLE PINK'
PLANTS: PANPS
Soft, rose-pink flowers appear during autumn. Great for naturalising in shady areas. Beautiful, broad foliage caps off this pretty, green plant.
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BERGENIA 'WINTERGLUT'
BERGENIA 'WINTERGLUT'
PLANTS: PBECW
Bergenias are one of the most underrated garden plants. The large, green leaves make it an ideal ground cover for full sun or semi shade, and they thrive in poor soils. `Winterglut' provides a welcome change from the ...
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BLOODY DOCK
BLOODY DOCK
PLANTS: PRUM
Don't be put off by the name! Bloody Dock is a beautiful foliage plant, the vibrant, green leaves offsetting the striking, burgundy veins. Plant in a shady position in the garden or in ponds as a water plant.
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BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
SEEDS: S458
Is there any flower more desirable as this poppy from Tibet? Planted en masse this legendary blue poppy is a breath-taking sight to behold. For cool cllimate gardens with moist soils and summers below 30 degrees.
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CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
SEEDS: S483
One of the prettiest blues for cut flowers, Cantebury Bells is an old- fashioned favorite of experienced gardeners because they flower through mid-summer and are spectacular in a mixed border.
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CLIVIA 'CREAM'
CLIVIA 'CREAM'
PLANTS: PCLMY
Pastel, cream flowers colour the garden in winter and spring, while the arching, dark-green foliage makes a handsome clump in shady positions.
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CLIVIA PEACH
CLIVIA PEACH
PLANTS: PCLP
The softest of luscious peach trumpets with a delicate creamy-yellow throat are held in compact bunches on 30cm long stems. Complements cream yellow and red clivias for a massed effect.
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EDELWEISS
EDELWEISS
SEEDS: S452
A beautiful little alpine plant suited to cooler climates. Much loved for its unusual bright white star-shaped flowers above silvery green. One for the adventurous gardener keen to try something unique in ...
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EUPHORBIA 'SILVER SWAN'
EUPHORBIA 'SILVER SWAN'
PLANTS: PEUS
A striking foliage plant with grey-green leaves trimmed in silver, this euphorbia seems to shimmer in the garden when viewed from a distance. A neatly mounded habit suited to a variety of garden styles, the foliage ...
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EUPHORBIA WULFENII DIGGERS CHOICE
EUPHORBIA WULFENII DIGGERS CHOICE
PLANTS: PEUWC
A selection from Beth Chatto's garden. Large, lime-green flowers (rather than yellow) lift the winter garden with blue-grey foliage.
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HELLEBORE 'DARK PINK'
HELLEBORE 'DARK PINK'
PLANTS: PHEDA
Vibrant dark pink single flowers contrast against the dark foliage of this excellent garden hellebore. Plant en masse for maximum impact or on a sloping hillside where the nodding heads can be viewed from below.
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE PICOTEE'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE PICOTEE'
PLANTS: PHED
A double flowered hellebore with stunning white petals edged in burgundy like a can-can skirt. An improved variety with well-shaped petals and good form which delights in winter, like a winter rose.
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE'
PLANTS: PHEDW
These outstanding seedlings are born from a Tasmanian clear double white hellebore. Whether grown in a pot near the house or as a ground cover under trees, this white beauty will reward with little attention and a ...
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE SPOTTED'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE SPOTTED'
PLANTS: PHEDS
Like an Elizabethan Ruff with spots, the bold flowers of this cheery hellebore display layers of petals that create an eye-catching winter highlight.
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HELLEBORE 'GREEN PURPLE BICOLOUR'
HELLEBORE 'GREEN PURPLE BICOLOUR'
PLANTS: PHEGP
With a striking green interior fading to deep purple on the outer edge of the petals, these double flowers vary in their colouration, but not in their appeal.
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HELLEBORE 'GREEN SPOTTED'
HELLEBORE 'GREEN SPOTTED'
PLANTS: PHEGS
A striking, green spotted, single hellebore first released in 2014. Small flowers pack a punch due to their big colour contrast from burgundy to their vibrant, lime, petal margin.
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HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
PLANTS: PHEYP
Soft, luminescent yellow flowers add a splash of welcome colour to shadier areas of the garden.
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HELLEBORUS ARGUTIFOLIUS
HELLEBORUS ARGUTIFOLIUS
PLANTS: PHEAR
Formerly known as Helleborus corsicus, this is certainly the toughest hellebore, originating from the Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Large clusters of 20 or more apple-green cupped flowers are held ...
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Helleborus 'Snowflake'
Helleborus 'Snowflake'
PLANTS: PHEND
Crystalline white petals arranged with the grace and intricacy of a snowflake! These delicate outward facing flowers contrast against leathery blue grey leaves, providing an elegant winter display. The winter rose, ...
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HELLEBORUS 'WHITE RED CENTRE'
HELLEBORUS 'WHITE RED CENTRE'
PLANTS: PHEWR
Another new hybird from the breeding of Peter Leigh in Central Victoria. Deep red at the base of white petals, these cheerful nodding flowers will gladden the heart in the depths of winter.
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LEWISIA ELISE MIX
LEWISIA ELISE MIX
PLANTS: PLEM
Repeat-flowering, shade-tolerant plants that produce a mass of brightly- coloured flowers from spring through summer. Drought-hardy once established, lewisias are best suited to cooler climates but will grow in ...
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NASTURTIUM 'ALASKA SCARLET'
NASTURTIUM 'ALASKA SCARLET'
SEEDS: S658
Green leaves splashed with white, this unique variegated foliage is more Pollock that Arctic state. This low growing Nasturtium increases interest in any situation with contrasting foliage against scarlet red flowers. ...
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NASTURTIUM 'EMPRESS OF INDIA'
NASTURTIUM 'EMPRESS OF INDIA'
SEEDS: S657
A Nasturtium of regal disposition. Dramatic jade green leaves form the perfect canvas, announcing the arrival of deep red flowers that evoke the sub continent. A hardy annual whose peppery leaves can decoy and ...
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BACKYARD BERRY COLLECTION
BACKYARD BERRY COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOF
Bought berries lack real fresh fruit flavour, lost in the time between harvest and delivery to supermarkets. Nothing beats picking your own chemical free berries, with a flavour almost forgotten over time! This collection includes all the varieties you need to get your backyard berry garden going, with the promise of years of fruit as a reward. ...
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SUMMER CUT FLOWER SPEEDING COLLECTION
SUMMER CUT FLOWER SPEEDING COLLECTION
PLANTS: PCUTC15
This Speeding collection is the all-in-one collection for the heirloom cut flower aficionado with a unique selection of Diggers ready to go plugs and easy to sow seeds. Great value with 5 Speedings each of Zinnia Queen and Rose Mix, Snapdragon Butterfly Pastel Mix, Chocolate Queen Annes Lace plus seeds of Blue Lace Flower and Zinnia 'Purple Prin...
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
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Join The Diggers Club for 2 years for $79, just $39.50 per year and you'll receive a FREE Vegetable Seed Collection which includes 1 packet each of Spring Onion Red, Tomato Tigerella, Beetroot Chioggia and Silverbeet 5 Colour mix. The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club'gift of 2 more free pac...
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