Bestsellers for the Shade

A mix of both sun and shade plants is important when starting to build a perennial program. In many ways, the shade plants are more desirable than the sun, because fewer plants are both successful and colorful in the shade. They are just as easy, straightforward and popular as those on the more famous sun list.

Using the same criteria as the sun list we chose recognizable varieties that are also forgiving in their propagation. These colorful and eye catching selections not only hold well on the bench but have the best garden performance in the category.

Based on this criteria, we recommend:
  • ANEMONE ‘Honorine Jobert’
  • BRUNNERA ‘Jack Frost’
  • CAREX pensylvanica
  • DICENTRA ‘Gold Heart’
  • EPIMEDIUM ‘Sulphureum’
  • GALIUM odoratum
  • HAKONECHLOA ‘Aureola’
  • HEUCHERA ‘Caramel’
  • LYSIMACHIA ‘Aurea’
  • POLEMONIUM ‘Brise d'Anjou’

If you need a larger perennial program, we’ve expanded the Shade List to 25 popular cultivars below:
  • ANEMONE ‘Robustissima’
  • ANEMONE ‘September Charm’
  • ASTILBE ‘Chocolate Shogun’
  • ASTILBE ‘Delft Lace’
  • BRUNNERA ‘Sea Heart’
  • BRUNNERA ‘Silver Heart’
  • CAREX ‘Ice Dance’
  • HAKONECHLOA ‘All Gold’
  • HEUCHERA ‘Citronelle’
  • HEUCHERA ‘Plum Pudding’
  • HEUCHERELLA ‘Stoplight’
  • HEUCHERELLA ‘Sweet Tea’
  • POLEMONIUM ‘Stairway to Heaven’
  • POLEMONIUM ‘Touch of Class’
  • TIARELLA ‘Running Tapestry’
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