The Growers Choice: Plants for shade

The Growers Choice: Plants for shade

Some projects and gardens arent always blessed with full sun positions, the good news is that there's plenty of shade-loving plants that we supply from Vinca to Helleborus, see eight of our top-selling shade plants below.

Vinca Minor – A great low growing spreading ground cover with lavender-purple flowers flowering from April to September - great for suppressing weeds and great at the front of a border in partial shade.

🌸 Flowers: April - September

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.2 metres

🌱 Soil: Very dry soil

Available in 2L pots.

2. Hostas do great in partial shade and thrive in damp soil conditions but be sure to keep the slugs and snails away which create holes in the leaves. The darker the foliage of the hosta the better it will do in the shade.

🌸 Flowers: July-August

🌞Position: Partial or full shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m (depends on the variety)

🌱 Soil: moist, well drained soil.

Available in 2L and 5L pots.

3. Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ - Great to add a splash of colour at the end of summer into mid-autumn. These Anemone will flower from August to October and grow up to 120cm tall. Best at the back or the middle of a border.

🌸 Flowers: August - October

🌞Position: Sun - Partial Shade

📏 Height: Up to 1.2m

🌱 Soil: moist, well drained soil.

Available in 2L, 3L and 5L pots (subject to availability) 

4. Geranium Rozanne – A perfect plant doing well in partial shade to full sun, it's great for underplanting or filling in any empty gaps in your border, adding beautiful purple flowers from June through to September.

🌸 Flowers: June - October

🌞Position: Sun - Partial Shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.6m

🌱 Soil: fertile, well drained soil.

Available in 2L, 3L and 5L pots (subject to availability) 

5. Ferns – Not only are ferns low maintenance, but they also thrive in a shady spot. Try Dryopteris filix-mas or Polystichum setiferum for your shady planting plan.

🌞Position: Partial Shade

📏 Height: Up to 1m + (depending on variety)

🌱 Soil: moist, rich soil

6. Brunnera Jack Frost - I absolutely love the silvery foliage of a Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’. They would look great next to tiarellas, heucheras and ferns. Plant at the front of your shady border.

🌸 Flowers: April-May

🌞Position: Partial Shade

📏 Height: 0.4m

🌱 Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist soil

 

7. Helleborus  - A great winter/spring addition to your shaded spot in a garden that will provide a much-needed source of pollen for bees and butterflies once they come out of hibernation.

🌸 Flowers: January - February

🌞Position: Partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.3 metres

🌱 Soil: Neutral to alkaline soil

Available in 2L pots.

8. Astrantia - Are a great addition to a shaded area of the garden including under trees or in a shaded border.

🌸 Flowers: June to August

🌞Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 0.75 metres

🌱 Soil: Fertile, moist, humus rich soil

Available in 2L pots.

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Posted 11th Mar 3:16pm

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