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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COMFREY HIDCOTE BLUE
COMFREY HIDCOTE BLUE
PLANTS: PSYHB
Striking, blue, nodding flowers are produced in whorls around the top of the stems of this virtually impenetrable ground cover suited to shady areas of the garden. Vigorous roots like the herbal comfrey may require a ...
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DICHONDRA
DICHONDRA
SEEDS: S863
This Australian native was popular in southern California during the 50's and 60's as a substitute for a grass lawn- it never needs mowing! Ideal for light traffic areas. Grows in part shade but thrives in full sun. ...
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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 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 '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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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 splashed, white saucers of leaf make great foliage contrast even before they flower in post box red.
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NASTURTIUM EMPRESS OF INDIA
NASTURTIUM EMPRESS OF INDIA
SEEDS: S657
Dramatic dark jade green leaves are the perfect foil for brillant red flowers. A royal disposition and perfect ornamental and edible companion for the garden.
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NASTURTIUM LADYBIRD
NASTURTIUM LADYBIRD
SEEDS: S660
Nasturtiums are a wonderful plant to get children and beginners into the garden. So easy grow and with a name like Ladybird who could resist. Cheery yellow edible flowers spotted with large blotches of deep red. The ...
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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
Perfect for those gardeners beginning their flower adventure because these are just so easy to grow. A brilliant mix of reds, yellows and oranges look wonderful cascading from hanging baskets and over garden edges.
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NEW ZEALAND LILY 'MATAPOURI BAY'
NEW ZEALAND LILY 'MATAPOURI BAY'
PLANTS: PARCM
Also known as the `Renga Renga Lily', this robust variety was selected for its superior waxy blue-green foliage produced in dense clumps. During spring, branching flowerheads carry numerous white stars. The solution for ...
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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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PINEAPPLE 'LILY FRECKLES'
PINEAPPLE 'LILY FRECKLES'
PLANTS: WEUF
A dwarf eucomis producing unusual pineapple flowers atop deep-purple, freckled foliage. The vigorous, clumping habit makes it a fantastic plant for impact and structure in the front of a garden bed. A real talking ...
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Pulsatilla `Red Bells'
Pulsatilla `Red Bells'
PLANTS: PPRB
Readily naturalising to form a wildflower meadow, this hardy perennial is drought-tolerant once established. Flowers throughout spring with crocus- like flowers in a deep maroon-red followed by charming, fluffy seedheads. ...
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