Height to 5m (15ft). Ribes laurifolium: (e) scalloped, leathery dark green leaves and in late winter cup-shaped greenish-yellow flowers in pendent racemes. Fuchsia ‘Mrs Popple’ AGM: flowers single, with bright red sepals and tube and violet-purple petals July to autumn. setiferum AGM: (soft shield fern) (e) soft lance-shaped dark green fronds. Ajuga reptans ‘Burgundy Glow’ (v): (e) silver-green leaves flushed red become darker later in the season. Height 2m (6½ft). Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. Save For Later Print Spread indefinite.Waldsteinia ternata: lobed bright green leaves and in late spring and early summer bright yellow flowers. Seeds freely.Astrantia maxima AGM: (w) clumps of three-lobed leaves, flower-heads with broad, pinkish bracts surround tiny pink flowers in summer. Spread 2-2.m (6½-8ft). Ilex aquifolium 'Silver Queen' (m) AGM: (e) purple young shoots and pink-tinged young leaves then spiny, dark green with a broad cream margin. AGM The RHS Award of Garden Merit Spread 1.5m (5ft). Height 30cm (1ft). See the list below for some of our suggestions on plants to grow in shade. Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Bagatelle’: small, deep purple leaves and creamy flowers in spring, red autumn berries. Height 90cm (3ft). Dark violet flowers over a long period spring to autumn. Height and spread 30cm (1ft).Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ AGM:: (v) mounds of arching bright yellow leaves with green stripes, red flushed in autumn. Height 1.2-2.2m (4-7ft). White flowers followed by raspberry-like edible fruits. Profuse, scented, creamy-white flowers in panicles, early summer. Height 90cm (3ft). Height 20cm (8in). Free entry to RHS members at selected times ». Height 1.5-2m (5-6ft). Spread 45cm (18in).Luzula sylvestris ‘Marginata’: (e) tuft of glossy leaves narrowly margined with cream, with open panicles of brown flowers in early summer. Vinca major ‘Maculata’ (v): (greater periwinkle) (e) arching shoots and dark green leaves with yellow-green centres 9cm (3in) long. Spread 30cm (1ft).Tradescantia Andersoniana Group ‘Osprey’: large white flowers with blue stamens, over a long period in spring and summer. Spread 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). Spread 2m (6ft½). Anemone blanda AGM: blue/white-pink flowers. Height 45cm (18in). Spread 45cm (18in). Inconspicuous yellow flowers followed by small berries, red turning black. Most grasses need good levels of sunlight to flower but many are tolerant of light or semi-shade. Elaeagnus × ebbingei ‘Gilt Edge’ (v) AGM: (e) glossy metallic sea-green leaves, silver beneath, have dark green centres and golden-yellow margins, scented small white flowers in autumn. Spread 15cm (6in).Cardiocrinum giganteum: leaves to 30cm (1ft) across, and terminal racemes of fragrant, trumpet-shaped white flowers marked with purple within the mouth. Spread 1.5m (5ft). Height 90cm (3ft). Spread 30cm (1ft). Spread 60cm (2ft).Athyrium niponicum var. Plants for Damp Shade. Height 1.2m (4ft). After finally clearing the weeds from half of my front garden I have a few gaps, can anyone please suggest plants for damp shade - not pink and 3' ish tall. Height to 2.5m (8ft). Viburnum × hilleri ‘Winton’ AGM: semi-evergreen with dark green leaves suffused bronze-red in winter. Spread 90cm (3ft).Onoclea sensibilis AGM: (sensitive fern) (*) arching pale green fronds in spring, sometimes emerging pinkish-bronze. Skimmia × confusa 'Kew Green' (m) AGM: (e) large clusters of fragrant creamy-white flowers in dense conical panicles in spring. Height to 90cm (3ft).Kirengeshoma palmata Koreana Group AGM: large, rounded, lobed leaves, dark maroon stems bearing nodding, bell-shaped creamy-yellow flowers in late summer and autumn. Height 30cm (1ft). Spread 90cm (3ft).Primula beesiana: (w) rosette forming Candelabra type primula with stout flower stems producing reddish-pink flowers with a yellow eye in summer. Height 2m (6½ft). Ligustrum japonicum ‘Rotundifolium: (e) rounded leathery dark green leaves. Height 1.2m (4ft). Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ AGM: large spherical white flowerheads 20cm (8in) across in summer. Spread 60cm (2ft) or more. Below is a pick of plants that preform really well in shady situations (Some cope just as well with brighter … Height 80cm (32in). Hypericum × moserianum ‘Tricolor’ (v): mid green leaves blotched pink and cream and from summer to autumn cup-shaped bright yellow flowers. Spread 1.5m (5ft). Spread 3m (10ft). In midsummer, it sends up fluffy, cone-shaped plumes of light purple–pink flowers, bringing the height of the plant to 10 inches. Show: ... Boggy or damp shade (27) Coastal conditions (31) Dry shade (118) Dry sun (75) Exposed positions (54) ... Dry shade plant combination (1) Height 3.5m (11ft). We use cookies to personalise content, analyse website performance and for advertising purposes. Plants grow in dark places all over the world, generally inhabiting the undercanopy of forests. sargentiana: (w) peeling bark and large, velvety ovate leaves. Acanthus mollis: robust clumps of glossy large dark green leaves, flower spikes up to 70cm (28in) in summer bear white or pink-veined flowers with green-purple bracts. Spread 2m (6½ft). Height and spread 4m (13ft). Height 8cm (3in). M. nitens 'Cabaret' (PBR) AGM: (e) holly-like glossy leaves, and red buds open to fragrant yellow flowers from September through autumn. Height and spread 1.2m (4ft). Height to 1-1.2m (3-4ft). Height 25cm (10in). Height and spread 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft). Damp shadeAdiantum venustum AGM: (e) (Himalayan maidenhair fern) pinnate mid-green fronds with narrow fan-shaped segments on black stalks. Synonymous with shade, ferns adore life in the cool moist soil under trees or in areas shielded from direct sunshine. Although north- or east-facing gardens can be cool and shady for much of the year, they can present some creative opportunities with well-chosen shade-tolerant plants. Height 90cm (3ft). Spread 40cm (16in).Geranium sanguineum var. Good bronze-purple colour in autumn. North-facing borders are in shade for much of the day, providing the ideal conditions for a variety of shade-loving plants. Medium to large shrubs Weigela ‘Praecox Variegata’ (v) AGM: bright green leaves have creamy margins, white with age and in early summer honey-scented rose-pink flowers. Height 4m (13ft). Spread 60-75cm (2ft-30in). Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea ‘Admiration’ AGM: bright orange-red leaves in spring deepen over summer, creamy-yellow spring flowers and crimson berries in autumn. Corylopsis pauciflora AGM: (*) Profuse pale yellow flowers in pendent racemes, early and mid-spring. 1211648 England VAT Registration No. Height 75cm (30in). Spread 4m (13ft). (v) variegated foliage. Height 60cm (2ft). Lonicera nitida, L. pileata Bleeding heart. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. Hellebores. Spread indefinite.Euphorbia amygdaloides: (wood spurge) (e) forms large drifts of groundcover, reddish-green stems, dark green leaves and greenish-yellow flowers in mid spring. (w) prefers moist or wet soil. Shade can be difficult for plants as it creates a cool environment and is often coupled with extremes of dry or very damp soil. Aucuba japonica ‘Crotonifolia’ (f/v) AGM: (e) glossy mid-green leaves speckled yellow. Spread 1.5m (5ft). Prunus laurocerasus: (cherry laurel) (e) large glossy dark green leaves and upright panicles of white flowers in mid and late spring followed by dark red fruits. Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’ AGM: (red-barked dogwood) with bright red winter shoots and red autumn leaves. Height 30-50cm (1ft-20in). L. pileata: (e) dark glossy green leaves and in late spring tiny white flowers followed by violet-purple berries. Height 60-90cm (2-3ft). forrestii ‘Wakehurst’ AGM: (*) (e) glossy dark green leaves, brilliant red when young. Reg No. Spread 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft). Height 30cm (1ft). Height 1.2m (4ft). (*) suitable for neutral to acid soils Height 60cm (2ft). Spread 45cm (18in) or more. Spread 45cm (18in).Corydalis lutea: spreading clumps of divided bright green leaves and clusters of bright yellow flowers from spring to late summer. Height 45cm (18in). The sample plan for wet, part shade areas includes large evergreens and shrubs for wildlife. For sun or partial shade: Ivy, Clematis, Honeysuckle. Apr 22, 2016 - A selection of plants that grow in damp shade. Lonicera nitida ‘Baggesen’s Gold’ AGM: (e) small glossy bright yellow leaves darken in shade. Height and spread 8m (26ft). Height and spread 60cm (2ft).Rudbeckia fulgida var. Height 60-90cm (2-3ft). Height 45-70cm (18-28in). Height and spread 4m (13ft). The closer to 4-5 hours of sunshine a day these roes received, the more they will bloom. Spread indefinite.Polystichum acrostichoides: (e) narrowly lance-shaped dark green fronds. Hydrangea quercifolia [Snow Queen]=‘Flemygea’ AGM: (oak-leafed hydrangea) (w) large panicles of white sterile flowers, from summer to autumn , some becoming pinkish with age. Height 8-9m (26-29½ft). Height 2m (6ft½). Spread indefinite.Osmunda regalis AGM: (royal fern) (*) robust, with tall fronds bearing rusty-brown spore-bearing pinnae at the tips; foliage turns attractive red-brown in autumn. Height 1.2m (4ft). Erica carnea f. alba ‘Springwood White’ AGM: (e) masses of white flowers above bright green foliage in late winter and early spring. Spread 45cm (18in).Astrantia major ‘Claret’: (w) distinctive dark-red bracts surround crimson flowers, early and midsummer. Spread 90cm (3ft) or more. Spread 1.2m (4ft). Fritillaria meleagris. H. paniculata ‘Limelight’ AGM: (w) dense panicles of lime-green flowers from summer to autumn pink tinged with age. 461 532757 Height and spread 2-3m (6½-10ft). Height of flower to 80cm (32in). Spread 60cm (2ft) or more.Viola odorata: (sweet violet) short stems and with tufts of heart-shaped bright green leaves, sweetly scented blue or white flowers in late winter or early spring self-seed freely. Height and spread 90cm (3ft). Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’ AGM: glossy dark green leaves on thorny stems, and in late spring small white flowers followed by profuse orange-red berries. Shrubs for acid soils (chalk … I was thrilled at the prospect of experimenting with plants in these damp, shady conditions. Spread indefinite. Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffruticosa’: (common box) (e) compact, slow growing with small glossy dark green leaves. For other plants, see our advice pages on shade-loving shrubs, climbers and wall shrubs for shade and planting under trees. Height 10cm (4in). Spread 45cm (18in).Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’: (w) large bronze-green leaves, purple beneath and showy orange daisy-like flowers from midsummer to autumn. Many ferns are great wet shade plants such as Arachniodes, Adiantum, Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum, Coniogramme, Cyrtomium, Dryopteris, Matteuccia, Onoclea and Osmunda These are just a few of the wonderful wet shade plants available for your garden. Ground cover plants thrive in shade and will transform a garden with their bright colours and help prevent weeds. 461 532757 Spread 2.5m (8ft). RHS Plant Finder – Polystichum Many ferns do well in dry shade. Note: Height and spread for each plant is approximate. Itea ilicifolia AGM: (e) glossy dark green holly-like leaves and in midsummer to autumn highly fragrant, small, greenish-white flowers in pendent racemes to 30cm (1ft) long. Height and spread 4m (13ft). For other plants, see our advice page on shade-loving annuals, bulbs and perennials (includes grasses and ferns), climbers and wall shrubs for shade and planting under trees. Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ (v): (e) deep green leaves with narrow cream margins and fragrant white flowers from red-purple buds midwinter to early spring. Spread 40cm (16in). Also consider: C. … Height and spread 2-3m (6½-10ft). Height 2m (6½ft). (f) female (m) male. caerulea ‘Edith Dudszus’: (purple moor grass) rich purple, almost black stems in dense clumps, purple spikelets on blackish stems. Height 30-40cm (12-16in). Spread indefinite.Geranium macrorrhizum ‘Czakor’: aromatic mid-green divided leaves have good autumn tints, magenta-pink flowers on reddish stems in late spring and early summer. Spread 1.2m (4ft).Iris ‘Flight of Butterflies’ (Sib): (w) grassy foliage and branched stems carrying flowers with drooping falls, bright blue and heavily veined. Leucothoe [Scarletta]=‘Zeblid’ AGM: (*)(e) dark red-purple young foliage, turning dark green then bronze in winter, white flower racemes in spring. Their intricate leaves (fronds) are beautiful in their own right, and combine well with other plants, especially those with big shiny leaves, or narrow, grassy ones. Height and spread 90cm (3ft).Polypodium interjectum ‘Cornubiense’ AGM: (e) excellent ground cover, vigorous dark green fronds. Height and spread 90cm-1.5m (3-5ft). Beesia calthifolia. Sarcococca hookeriana var. A much wider range of plants including other cultivars of those listed, can be found at RHS Find a Plant. Look out for shield ferns (Polystichum) and Dryopteris ferns as they are among the best for dry … Height 60cm (2ft). Spread 30cm (1ft).Miscanthus sinensis ‘Abundance’: dense mounds of narrow leaves, tall transparent panicles of silky pale spikelets, autumn. It has waxy rich purple-blue flowers in mid-summer and fresh light green hirsute leaves. Height 50cm (20in). Spread 5-8cm (2-3in).Narcissus (daffodil) cultivars such as N.‘Actea’, ‘N.Jenny’ and N. ‘Jack Snipe'. Spread 60-90cm (2-3ft).Bergenia ‘Overture’: (e) broad, neat, glossy mid-green foliage, richly coloured dark red and bronze in winter and early spring and rich magenta flowers in spring. Height and spread 90cm (3ft). M. oiwakensis subsp. Spread 60cm (2ft). Spread 40cm (16in).Sesleria caerulea: (blue moor grass) (e) tufted pale blue-grey leaves, bluish-purple spikelets mid spring-summer. Gardens shaded by trees and buildings are increasingly common as gardens get smaller. AGM The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Join the RHS today and support our charitable work, Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully, For the latest on RHS Shows in 2020 and 2021, read more, RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens, Free entry to RHS members at selected times », Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops, Our Garden Centres and online shops are packed with unique and thoughtful gifts and decorations to make your Christmas sparkle, General enquiries Reg No. Pale lilac summer flowers. Height and spread 3m (10ft). Height 2m (6ft½). Every purchase supports the work of the RHS. Height 75cm (30ins). Spread 30cm (1ft).Matteuccia struthiopteris AGM: (shuttlecock fern) erect rosettes of lance-shaped, bright green, sterile fronds surrounding shorter, brownish fertile fronds Height 1.5m (5ft). Spread 30cm (1ft).Trollius chinensis ‘Lemon Queen’: (w) pale lemon-yellow flowers in late spring on slender stalks. Spread 2m (6½ft). Spread 60cm (2ft).Luzula sylvatica ‘Aurea’: (e) best in light shade to avoid scorching the bright golden-yellow leaves, small chestnut-brown flowers in panicles, early summer. Suitable plants. Cotoneaster × suecicus ‘Coral Beauty’ AGM: (e) white flowers in summer followed by profuse bright orange fruit. the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9. Height 3m (10ft). Buy yours today! Height and spread 90cm (3ft). 020 3176 5800 Spread indefinite.Dryopteris erythrosora AGM: tufts of triangular fronds copper-red when young, turning dark green. Height 35cm (14in). Spread 2m (6ft½). Spread indefinite.Aruncus dioicus: fern-like mid-green leaves and creamy-white to greenish-white flowers in loose panicles, early to midsummer. Spread 1.5m (5ft). I have gone totally plant blind and can't think of anything Spread 75cm (30in).Lamprocapnos spectabilis: (dicentra) arching fleshy stems produce racemes of heart-shaped flowers with rose pink and white petals in late spring. Gardens shaded by trees and buildings are increasingly common as gardens get smaller. House Plants for Dark and Shady Rooms. See more ideas about Plants, Perennials, Flowers. Spread 1.5m (5ft). Berberis × stenophylla ‘Corallina Compacta’ AGM: (e) small, narrow dark green leaves and in late spring red budded, light orange flowers then glaucous black berries. Actaea racemosa AGM: tall branched, bottlebrush-like racemes of small, white flowers above bright green, divided leaves. Height 2.5m (8ft). Height 60cm (2ft). Spread 30-60cm (1-2ft).Milium effusum ‘Aureum’ AGM: rich golden-yellow leaves, especially in spring may be pale green in deep shade, golden spikelets in nodding panicles, late spring. Purplish-pink flowers in summer. Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm, Join the RHS today and support our charity. Height 20cm (8in). Height 15cm (6in). Spread 1.2m (4ft).Aster thomsonii ‘Nanus’: long-lasting star-shaped, lilac-blue flowerheads from midsummer to autumn. White flowers in spring and early summer. 14 Results Found Name A-Z Name Z … Nandina domestica: large leaves composed of mid-green leaflets, red when young and in autumn. Buy bleeding heart from Waitrose Garden. Height 2-2.5m (6-8ft). Height 1m (3ft). Spread 1.5m (5ft). RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team. Hydrangea aspera subsp. Choisya ternata AGM: (Mexican orange blossom) (e) dark green leaflets, and in late spring fragrant white flowers, occasionally again in late summer and autumn. Spread indefinite. Height 60cm (2ft). Ligustrum lucidum ‘Excelsum Superbum’ (v) AGM: (e) glossy, yellow margined bright-green leaves, white flower panicles in in summer. Height 1.5m (5ft). Cornus. However, there are plenty of shade loving flowers and shrubs that tolerate these low-light conditions so it doesn't need to remain bare for long. For practical considerations and to learn more about degrees of shade see our page on shade gardening. Height 30cm (1ft). L. nitida: (e) small, glossy dark green leaves, tubular creamy white flowers from leaf axils in spring. Height and spread 2m (6½ft). Camellia sasanqua 'Jean May’ AGM: (*) (e) (w) slightly fragrant, semi-double or double, shell-pink flowers in winter and early spring. Height 1.2m (4ft). (w) prefers moist or wet soil Spread 1.5m (5ft). Spread 4m (13ft). Spread 45cm (18in).Chionodoxa forbesii: star-shaped blue flowers with white centres in early spring. Height 1.2m (4ft). Low growing/groundcover shrubs Azara microphylla AGM: (e) glossy dark green leaves and in late winter tiny scented greenish-yellow flowers.