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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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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DICHONDRA
DICHONDRA
SEEDS: S863
Intriguing kidney shaped leaves grow tightly together with dense underground roots so it actually looks greener and cooler than any lawn and it doesn't need mowing. Make sure to grow this native in moist soil ...
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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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HELLEBORE 'APRICOT PEACH'
HELLEBORE 'APRICOT PEACH'
PLANTS: PHEAP
Peach petals unfurl in myriad shades to unveil a simple yet elegant hellebore flower, glowing in the clear late afternoon winter sun. Flower variability is one of the most desirable features of this lovely winter ...
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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 '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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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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NASTURTIUM 'LADYBIRD'
NASTURTIUM 'LADYBIRD'
SEEDS: S660
Name alone, these toasty deep yellow edible flowers spotted with prominent deep red blotches and large seeds are a perfect easy introduction for children and beginners alike to start directly sowing seeds in the garden. ...
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NASTURTIUM 'PEACH MELBA'
NASTURTIUM 'PEACH MELBA'
SEEDS: S655
Primrose yellow flowers gently streaked with ruby.
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NASTURTIUM TRAILING MIX
NASTURTIUM TRAILING MIX
SEEDS: S664
With its ability to climb, the bright yellow, red and orange flowering Trailing mix can easily be planted to cascade out of planters, over garden edges, along walls with support and cover that unsightly fence. All the ...
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PENNY ROYAL
PENNY ROYAL
SEEDS: S878
Fuzzy lilac flowers and dark green, peppermint scented foliage which deters fleas. Can plant beside dog kennels. Covers 2.5m2.
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SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SEEDS: S454
A quiet achiever in the flower family when it comes to showiness but one of the best additions to you garden. Sweet Alyssum is renowned for its beneficial insect attracting qualities- and its honey scented blooms from ...
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VIOLA 'HEARTSEASE'
VIOLA 'HEARTSEASE'
SEEDS: S598
The true Johnny-Jump-Up, also known as Heartsease for its use in treating a range of ailments throughout the ages- ranging from bronchial complaints to fevers to skin problems. We grow it purely for its endearing ...
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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 shady areas and beautiful broad foliage caps off this pretty plant.
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CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
PLANTS: PCHBL
An outstanding evergreen perennial with brilliant bright green glossy leaves and phenominal huge heads of blue forget-me-not flowers in the spring. This New Zealand native is great in the semi shade and can ...
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CLIVIA BICOLOR
CLIVIA BICOLOR
PLANTS: PCLBI
Recently imported from New Zealand breeders, this dazzling selection displays bunches of skyward facing tangerine flowers, each with an open golden throat. These are held on stout stems over mounds of strappy green ...
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PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S184
An iconic Australian heirloom that is as thick skinned as any polititcian making it our best storing pumpkin. Dense bright orange flesh is sweet and delicious when baked- always popular in our in house taste tests. A proud Australian contibution to the diverse world of Heirlooms. Australian blue skinned pumpkins have a global reputation. LIMITED...
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FRANKS' PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
FRANKS' PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
SEEDS: S1691
An heirloom made available through Diggers member May Barnes, this is a delectable snap pea while young which matures to an equally delicious shelling pea. A vigorous plant with spectacular mauve flowers, it's beautiful and edible. Yields 250g per plant. CIRCA 1853. LIMITED STOCK!
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
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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