Great shade perennials such as this one, Lamium, can do well with little sun.  Find out about more excellent shade plants for your garden.

Discover Top Shade Perennials

[Lamium--this and Lily of the Valley are my favorite ground covers for shade.] Lamium (dead nettles) is a great shade perennial and ground cover that spreads rapidly and does well with little sun.

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13 Amazing Stepable Plants

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Groundcovers Used in Dry Shady Area

Six Groundcover Plants for Damp Shade

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum): ground cover plant for poor soil and grows in well-drained to moist soil, and partial sun to complete shade

Vinca periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan... nice purple carpet.

Vinca minor periwinkle was the only deer resistant, drought tolerant ground cover for our lake house planting plan.

LAMIUM : Purple Dragon--- Full shade fast spreading!! Have it...needed the name

Lamium maculatum Purple Dragon from Santa Rosa Gardens - Spotted Dead Nettle Purple Dragon

Try Creeping Phlox...Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Low-Maintenance Ground Covers That Suppress Weeds

Creeping Phlox, Red Creeping Thyme, and Mazus for some low-maintenance ground covers that suppress weeds

Purple Shamrock Plant (Oxalis regnellii 'Francis')

If Only I Had a Green Thumb: Purple Shamrock Plant (Oxalis regnellii 'Francis') Bright purple, triangular-shaped leaves and pink blossoms. Grow in moist soil in bright, indirect light.

We all like to get free plants. And self-seeders produce new plants for us every year. They are ideal if you want a fuss-free garden, because they require little intervention. Left to bloom and set seed, these prolific varieties will soon fill every available patch in the garden.  Here are my top 10 self-seeding plants. 1 Papaver

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

foxglove-flower-spires-self-seeding-cottage-plants Foxglove thrives in shade and flowers every year. - My Cottage Garden

Creeping Myrtle can be used to fill in shady areas of your garden under trees and along borders. - The Handyman's Daughter

Perfect Flowering Plants for a Shade Garden

Creeping Myrtle can be used to fill in shady areas of your garden under trees and along borders. - The Handyman's Daughter - Gardening Daily

10 Great Groundcover Plants - BHG.com - Better Homes and Gardens

10 Great Groundcover Plants

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn: Creeping Jenny Ground Cover

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways : topinspired

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

Top 10 plants - ground covers - for paths and walkways. Almost all also grow in zone

Soleirolia soleirolii (baby tears) Excellent around stepping stones in shady areas. Low growing green foliage. Tolerates foot traffic. Prefers moist or well drained soil. Ht.

TOP 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Your Paths and Walkways

[One of my very favorite groundcovers and shade plants.] Baby's Tears (Soleirolia Soleirolli) has a beautiful texture and sweet fragrance and grows in both shade and sun.

Hydrangeas are so versatile and so easy to grow, love shade, add structure and are wonderful in dried flower arrangements. They look beautiful covered in frost and a good layer of mulch will see them through the most severe winters.

Hydrangeas are so versatile and so easy to grow, love shade, add structure and are wonderful in dried flower arrangements. They look beautiful covered in frost and a good layer of mulch will see them through the most severe winters.

By planting wisteria in a contained planter, you can grow and train these beautiful flowering vines without making a permanent mark in the ground. Best known as plant covers to offer shade and visual interest around arbors or pergolas, potted wisteria is great for small spaces, rentals, urban spaces or general decorative appeal. http://www.ehow.com/how_8091558_grow-wisteria-pot.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage

How to Grow Wisteria in a Pot

By planting wisteria in a contained planter, you can grow and train these beautiful flowering vines without making a permanent mark in the ground. Best known as plant covers to offer shade and visual interest around arbors or pergolas, potted wisteria is

Sweet Woodruff-  Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 6-7″ Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: 8-12″ Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

Here is a great shade groundcover - Sweet woodruff.

Sweet Woodruff- Hardiness Zone: Height: Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Soil: Moist soil, but does well on just rain Blooms In: May-June Spreading: Herbaceous, it will die out in cold weather and come back fresh in spring.

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