Plan a Garden: Shade Lovers

Shady loving perennials perfect for morning sun, dappled light to full canopy cover.
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Spotted Bellflower "Pantaloons"  (Campanula punctata)

Spotted Bellflower "Pantaloons" (Campanula punctata)

Spotted Bellflower "Hot Lips"  (Campanula punctata)

Spotted Bellflower "Hot Lips" (Campanula punctata)

Spotted Bellflower "Hot Lips"  (Campanula punctata)

Spotted Bellflower "Hot Lips" (Campanula punctata)

White Sweet Violet (Viola odorata var alba)

White Sweet Violet (Viola odorata var alba)

"William Guiness" Aquilegia

"William Guiness" Aquilegia

"Arctic Fox" Bugloss  (Ajuga reptans cv.)

"Arctic Fox" Bugloss (Ajuga reptans cv.)

Curly Wood Sage  (Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum')

Curly Wood Sage (Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum')


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White Water Avens (Geum rivale "Album")

White Water Avens (Geum rivale "Album")

Drumstick Thrift "Joystick Red" ( Armeria pseudarmeria) is a tall flowering Thrift to @ 30cm, with large pompoms of blossoms. Perfect in a sunny dry spot in the garden. Repeat flowering.

Drumstick Thrift "Joystick Red" ( Armeria pseudarmeria) is a tall flowering Thrift to @ 30cm, with large pompoms of blossoms. Perfect in a sunny dry spot in the garden. Repeat flowering.

Black Elderberry with Pink Barlow Columbines in a south facing shady garden. No additional water or soil improvement on a poor site.

Black Elderberry with Pink Barlow Columbines in a south facing shady garden. No additional water or soil improvement on a poor site.

Heart Leaf aka Vietnamese Fish Mint ( Houttuynia cordata ) used for Asian cooking, especially in broths and stir fry as a fish sauce style flavouring - a vegan alternative to squid or fish sauce.

Heart Leaf aka Vietnamese Fish Mint ( Houttuynia cordata ) used for Asian cooking, especially in broths and stir fry as a fish sauce style flavouring - a vegan alternative to squid or fish sauce.

Balkans Avens in the afternoon light. Repeat flowering in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.  Full sun location with well drained soil, but regular watering.

Balkans Avens in the afternoon light. Repeat flowering in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Full sun location with well drained soil, but regular watering.

Our current favourite Avens for this Season is Balkans (Geum borisii), with startlingly vibrant burnt orange flowers. Not very tall, with evergreen foliage to 30cm, flowering to 45cm. We witnessed a record size plant this Spring at my Mums (which is why we have them this year!) spreading to 50cm diameter in a single year.

Our current favourite Avens for this Season is Balkans (Geum borisii), with startlingly vibrant burnt orange flowers. Not very tall, with evergreen foliage to 30cm, flowering to 45cm. We witnessed a record size plant this Spring at my Mums (which is why we have them this year!) spreading to 50cm diameter in a single year.

Plumberry Polyanthus

Plumberry Polyanthus

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