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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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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CALCEOLARIA 'GOLDCAP'
CALCEOLARIA 'GOLDCAP'
PLANTS: PCABF
A lovely little alpine perennial with golden-yellow purse-like flowers with red spots inside the floral pouch. Flowers appear in profusion above a hairy rosette of foliage in late spring and early summer. Plant at the ...
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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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CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
PLANTS: PCHBL
An outstanding evergreen perennial with brilliant glossy bright-green leaves and phenomenal huge heads of blue forget-me-not flowers in the spring. This New Zealand native is great in part or full shade and can tolerate coastal winds.
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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 and red clivias for a massed effect. Perfect for low light positions.
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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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ENGLISH PRIMROSE
ENGLISH PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PPRV
This lovely old-fashioned perennial has creamy-yellow flowers with a golden central eye and a delicious fragrance. Young flowers are edible and can be made into primrose wine. Multiplies readily in ...
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GIANT GUNNERA
GIANT GUNNERA
PLANTS: WGUN
Is it animal or vegetable? We know the answer and these giant plants are one for the botanists. This monstrous vegetable thrusts huge umbrellas of leaf up to 1.5m towards the sky to create a mini forest of stems that need ...
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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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LILY TURF VARIEGATED
LILY TURF VARIEGATED
PLANTS: PLIVA
Gently arching pale green leaves edged white are crowned with dense spikes of mauve flower followed by glossy black berries.
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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 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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TRADESCANTIA 'PURPLE HEART'
TRADESCANTIA 'PURPLE HEART'
PLANTS: WPUT
A striking foliage plant that's perfect for even the toughest locations. Plant in full sun to bring out the most intense magenta-purple colour in the foliage. An excellent spreading plant for rockeries and rough ...
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VELTHEIMIA BRACTEATA
VELTHEIMIA BRACTEATA
PLANTS: PVEC
A signature plant at Heronswood where it has naturalised under the deep shade of the Moreton Bay Fig in our Tropical Garden. Rarely offered in garden centres, the glorious pink flower spikes appear above glossy ...
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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 and are held high above beautiful broad foliage. Great for naturalising in shady areas.
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BAMBOO NEPALESE BLUE
BAMBOO NEPALESE BLUE
PLANTS: PBANB
A light glaucous dusty blue shimmer coats the canes of this delightfully tropical looking clumping bamboo. Feathery golden green leaves make a dense thicket that grows quickly without taking over. As the name ...
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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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EDIBLE FLOWER COLLECTION
EDIBLE FLOWER COLLECTION
SEEDS: S916
Edible flowers tick all the boxes. They bring colour, flavour and vitality to the plate and to your garden. And the selection we offer here are all fun and easy to grow too. The collection includes Borage for sensational ice cubes for summer Pimms, Calendula for the soft orange petals to spark up salads, Nasturtium for its warm spicy leaves, Mar...
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The Two Muscatels Grape Collection
The Two Muscatels Grape Collection
PLANTS: WGRCOL4
A duo of our most popular muscat grape varieties. Suited to eating as both a table grape, or used to make highly aromatic wine, this white and black combo is the perfect partnership for your garden and table. Includes one plant of Gordo Blanco and one plant of Black Muscat. The perfect duo for covering a trellis, arbour or pergola.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Tomato 'Tigerella, Beetroot 'Bulls Blood, Silverbeet 'Fordhook' and Spring Onion 'Red' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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