Plants for Shade Gardening

The basic recipe for healthy plants is essentially water, soil, and sun. So what do you do when you want to plant in an area that is lacking in one of those crucial elements – sun? Steve Packer, Plant Doctor at Moana Nursery, is here to show you 20 plants that do well in the shade and how to have a successful shade garden. We will show you ground cover, perennials, annuals, bushes, and trees that all thrive in shady conditions.

Plant Overview Guide

Ground Cover:
Lamium

Perennials:
Coral Bell
Bergenia
Boston Ivy (deciduous vine)
Hosta
Brunnera
Wood Rose

Annuals:
Potato Vine
Coleus
Fibrous Begonia
Fuchsia

Bushes:
Contorted Filbert
St. John’s Wort
Hydrangea
Yew
Boxwood
Climbing Hydrangea

Trees:
Serviceberry
Japanese Maple
Flowering Dogwood