Shade Gardens

Planning a shade garden can be daunting. However, if you approach it thoughtfully, you can create something beautiful that will bring you long-time enjoyment.
As you can see by the pictures provided, a well-appointed shade garden has a lot to offer. What better place to retreat to after a hard days' work, or on a quiet afternoon!
Following are some suggested plants to help you get started. Remember - K Drive Greenhouse Staff is always ready and willing to help you with your selection.

Perennials: Anemone, Astilbe, Bergenia, Bleeding Heart, Brunnera, Bugleweed, Cimicifuga (Snake Root), Columbine, Coral Bells (Heuchera), Corydalis, Creeping Phlox, Ferns, Foam Flower, Hakonechloa Grass, Hosta, Jacobs Ladder, Lady's Mantle, Lamium (Deadnettle), Lenten Rose, Lily of the Valley, Lungwort, Niger Grass, Pachysandra, Polygonatum or Solomon's Seal, Primrose, Pulsatilla (Wind Flower) and Spikenard.

Trees and Shrubs: Arborvitae, Buckthorn, Dogwood, Forsythia, Holly, Hydrangea, Japanese Kerria, Potentilla, Rhododendron, Elderberry, Siberian Cypress, Sweetshrub, Wintercreeper and Yew.

Annuals: Alyssum, Alternanthera, Begonia, Caladium, Fuchsia, Coleus, Impatiens, New Guinea Impatiens, Hypoestes (also known as Polka Dot Plant), Iresine, Lobelia, Wishbone Flower and Begonia

Herbs: Mint, Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Tarragon, Lemon Balm, Oregano and Thyme will all tolerate a little shade, but must have some sun to flourish.

The picture above is an example of a shade garden that gets some filtered sun.
This garden hosts a variety of Fern, Hosta, Daylily, and Coral Bells.