Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D
Acanthus

Acanthus

Aconitum

Aconitum

An elegant woodlander, climbing forms in the main. Monkshoods are a distinct blue colour that is hard to get elsewhere. Always wear gloves when handling as ALL parts of the plant are poisonous.
Actaea

Actaea

Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

A variety of anemones for shade, from Spring until Autumn.
Aquilegia

Aquilegia

Shade tolerant Aquilegia from the temperate northern hemisphere.
Aster

Aster

Woodland Asters suitable for a shady spot in the garden and valuable Autumn flowers
Aspidistra

Aspidistra

Suprisingly hardy but probably best in a sheltered situation.
Adoxa

Adoxa

Ajuga

Ajuga

Arisaema

Arisaema

A selection of hardy forms suitable for a woodland garden.
Asarum

Asarum

Bergenia

Bergenia

The modern cultivars are much better than the old forms, in both flower and foliage.
Begonia

Begonia

Brunnera

Brunnera

Plants highly valued for their foliage as well as flowers.
Caltha

Caltha

Cardamine

Cardamine

Cautleya

Cautleya

Cautleya thrive in moist, humus-rich soils and are most at home in the shade of trees and shrubs or in a mixed border if the soils do not dry out. Plant deeply with at least 10cm (4ins) of soil above the rhizomes.
Chrysoplenium

Chrysoplenium

A group of on the whole moisture loving creeping plants from Asia.
Convallaria

Convallaria

Corydalis

Corydalis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen both Spring and Autumn flowering.
Deinanthe

Deinanthe

Digitalis

Digitalis

Disporopsis

Disporopsis

Disporum

Disporum

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Shooting stars; unusual members of the Primula family from North America.
Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D

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