Shade loving plants

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We hear a lot about plants that need full sun, but what about those that don’t like to bask in the glory. The unsung heroes of the garden, who keep the shaded corners of our garden green and lush.

A woodland style shaded garden path lined with Hosta and Fern.

The following plants are suited to DRY, shaded areas.

Herbaceous groundcover

Brunnera macrophylla ‘Silver Heart’
Alchemilla mollis

Evergreen shrubs

Acuba japonica ‘Golden King’

Deciduous shrubs

Heuchera in dappled shade

The following plants are suited to MOIST, shaded areas.


The autumnal colour of Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku’


Cornus alba ‘Sibirica Variegata’