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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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS
ACANTHUS SPINOSUS
PLANTS: PACSP
A striking form of acanthus with deeply-divided spiny glossy green leaves from spring topped by mauve and white flower towers in summer. Also known as Armed Bear's Breech, the strong architectural form and prominent ...
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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 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 '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 PINK'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE PINK'
PLANTS: PHEDP
Another must-have for the hellebore collector. A delicately ruffled, double pink hellebore with pale spots on gently nodding flowers. A cheerful harbinger of the coming spring.
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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 'PICOTEE'
HELLEBORE 'PICOTEE'
PLANTS: PHEPI
Glistening, soft-pink or white flowers are edged in a subtle, ruby margin, and delicately streaked with old rose in this carefully selected strain. The stunning result of a 12 year breeding program. These elegant flowers ...
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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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Hellebore 'Snowflake'
Hellebore '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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HELLEBORE 'WHITE RED CENTRE'
HELLEBORE '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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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 DOUBLE PURPLE
HELLEBORUS DOUBLE PURPLE
PLANTS: PHEPU
We are delighted to be able to offer this wonderful Winter Rose from renowned hellebore breeder Peter Leigh of Post Office Farm Nursery. Stunning double flowers in dark slatey purple appear in late winter and ...
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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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ECHINOPS 'PLATINUM BLUE'
ECHINOPS 'PLATINUM BLUE'
PLANTS: PECPB
Striking blue balls sit atop sturdy platinum stems to create a dramatic contrast in the garden. Mass plant in drifts for maximum impact. Flowers prolifically over the summer months. Also an excellent cut flower. Two tone foliage provides interest when not in flower.
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LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
PLANTS: PLAEG
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat, drought and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Beetroot'Bulls blood', Carrot 'St Valery', Broccoli 'Romanesco' and Silverbeet 'Fordhook' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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