25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

Red cordyline You don't need flowers to add colour & texture to your garden - gorgeous red foliage

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

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - 1/2' tall x 2' wide - evergreen - water tolerant - Black mondo grass is a wonderful accent plant, setting off lighter plants, such as snowdrops. It shows up well against pavers or stones and looks great edging the rim of a container. With time, and in rich, moisture-retentive soil, it forms a thick groundcover. GREAT PLANT PICK

Black Mondo Grass - Sun or deep shade - tall x wide - evergreen - water tolerant - Black mondo grass is a wonderful accent plant, setting off lighter plants, such as snowdrops.

Acanthus - SHADE!  or sun.  Mollis - 4-5 flu high in bloom.  Leaves to 2 ft long !!! Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss

Mollis - flu high in bloom. Leaves to 2 ft long ! Combine with Hosta 'August Moon', Ophiopogon (Black Mondo Grass), Acanthus or Carex 'Bowles Golden' and Brunnera Bulgloss Bears Breech

26 Beautiful Plants That Grow in Shade Need this for Katie

25 Gorgeous Shade-Tolerant Plants That Will Bring Your Shaded Garden Areas to Life

Cotton Candy Plant - Add a burst of color and texture to your garden with these lush ornamental grasses that flourish in hot, humid, dry or wet conditions. Enjoy light pink plumes in late summer with these wild, hardy plants. - Grows to approx. 20'' to 36'' H - Perennial - Bloom time: all summer - Full sun to partial shade - Hardy in zones 5 to 10

Cotton Candy Plant - hot, humid, dry or wet conditions. Enjoy light pink plumes in late summer with these wild, hardy plants. - Grows to approx. to H - Perennial - Bloom time: all summer - Full sun to partial shade - Hardy in zones 5 to 10

Hakonechloa macra...japanese forest grass,  so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

japanese forest grass, so beautiful, looks like a green waterfall, great for softening corners and nooks in a shady garden

Liriope muscari - evergreen and colourful. Great in groups.

x Water requirements: Highly drought tolerant. Position: Full Sun/Part Shade (Actually very shade tolerant). The perfect plant for a shady spot. Will flower more profusely with more sun exposure.

New Zealand Flax - Another beloved strappy leaved plant that is actually related to grasses, New Zealand Flax is grown as a perennial in mild climates, and an annual in colder ones. Red or green leaves can reach up to 10 feet in those mild climates, they are much smaller in areas that frost as they only grow one season. Make a great container plant in colder climates

Using Architectural Plants in the Garden

Yahoo (for backyard shade garden)shade tolerant grass - Korean Feather reed grass

Calamagrostis brachytricha (Korean feather reed grass) for the small flowerbed by the hose (replace papyrus)

10 plants that grow well under trees

10 Plants That Grow Well Under Trees

Groundcover- Low-growing, shade-tolerant grass, Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold,' with shiny European ginger, Asarum europaeum, gold Heuchera ‘Citronelle,’ painted fern and Hosta 'June.'

slideshow: 10 great groundcovers to rely upon

Low growing grasses, shade tolerant Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold', European Ginger, Painted fern and Hosta 'June' from article on 10 great groundcovers to rely upon from A Way to Garden. Grass for front bed.

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