Plants for Shady Garden

We have a 12'x55' space between two mobile homes. There is an apricot tree and a cherry tree, and they create full shade. A few violets are doing well there, but I would like to add some shade-loving plants of medium and low height. Can you suggest a few good plants for an intimate garden?


Hardiness Zone: 5a

By Coreenhart from Rupert, ID


Plants for Shady Garden

Hostas are a good shade loving perennial. Some bushes that grow in the shade are azalea, and rhododendron, and the best annuals for shady areas are impatiens. They come in a variety of colors, and they bloom throughout the summer. (07/27/2009)

By Patty Lynn

Plants for Shady Garden

Fern or coleus would work. Also, any type ground cover. (08/03/2009)

By shspence

Plants for Shady Garden

Could be a great spot to grow a patch of lettuce and spinach for salads. You could always grow some tomatoes in pots in the sun elsewhere and have a nice addition to your meals. (08/03/2009)

By Gina J.

Plants for Shady Garden

Shade perennials:

  • astilbe
  • bleeding heart
  • columbine
  • ferns
  • hardy cyclamen
  • hellebore
  • heucherella
  • hosta
  • lily-of-the-valley
  • periwinkle
  • poker primrose
  • polemonium
  • sweet pea, perennial
  • Tradescantia (spiderwort)
  • Tradescantia, Blushing Bride

By emmamamie


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