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Shade Loving Plants – Top 20

Every garden has a shady corner, we've selected some varieties that can brighten up dull spots.

A photo of Heuchera 'Carnival Limeade'

Heuchera 'Carnival Limeade'

Heuchera villosa 'Carnival Limeade'

A photo of Bittersweet


Celastrus scandens

A photo of Siberian Bugloss 'Betty Bowring'

Siberian Bugloss 'Betty Bowring'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring'

A photo of Japanese Stewartia

Japanese Stewartia

Stewartia pseudocamellia

A photo of Dusky Cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'

Dusky Cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'

Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell'

A photo of Escallonia


Escallonia spp.

A photo of False Castor Oil Plant

False Castor Oil Plant

Fatsia japonica

A photo of False Goatsbeard

False Goatsbeard

Astilbe 'Amethyst'

A photo of Hawthorn 'Punicea'

Hawthorn 'Punicea'

Crataegus laevigata 'Punicea'

A photo of Holly


Ilex aquifolium

A photo of Japanese Anemone 'Whirlwind

Japanese Anemone 'Whirlwind

Anemone x hybrida 'Whirlwind'

A photo of Lesser Periwinkle

Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor

A photo of Masterwort 'Rubra'

Masterwort 'Rubra'

Astrantia major 'Rubra'

A photo of New England Aster 'Herbstschnee'

New England Aster 'Herbstschnee'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'

A photo of Oleaster 'Gilt Edge'

Oleaster 'Gilt Edge'

Elaeagnus × submacrophylla 'Gilt Edge'

A photo of Skimmia 'Rubella'

Skimmia 'Rubella'

Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

A photo of Small Yellow Foxglove

Small Yellow Foxglove

Digitalis lutea

A photo of Snowberry


Symphoricarpos albus

A photo of Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy

Papaver cambricum

A photo of Willow Gentian

Willow Gentian

Gentiana asclepiadea