Bring the shaded areas of your garden to life with interesting and beautiful plants. Textural interest can be created by layering a variety of foliage shapes, sizes and colours. Some beautiful flowering plants grow in the shade too, providing seasonal interest and bring light into otherwise dark areas of your garden.
We've listed a few of our favourite shade tolerant plants:
Shade Tolerant plants preferring moist well drained soil rich in organic matter (water during long hot periods)
Alocasia macrorrhizos – Giant Taro Alpinia nutans - Dwarf Cardamon Buxus microphylla var Japonica - Japanese Box Ligularia reniformis – Tractor Seat Mackaya bella - Forest Bell Bush Megaskepasma erythrochlamys - Brazilian Red Cloak Philodendron ‘Xanadu’ – Xanadu Plectranthus argentatus – Silver Shield Plectranthus plepalila - Mona Lavendar
Shade Tolerant plants suitable for dry soil
Arthropodium cirratum - Renga Renga Lilly
Buxus microphylla var Japonica - Japanese Box Lamium maculatum – Beacon Silver