Shade Plants

Orchid Frost Deadnettle (Lamium)

Shade Plants

This collection of part and full shade plants is perfect for the cool, shady spots in your garden. Most of our part-shade perennials prefer morning sun and afternoon shade. If you have morning shade and 6+ hours of afternoon sun, choose a full sun plant. Many of our shade loving perennials are drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric) and also suited for high altitude gardening. Learn more about gardening in the shade by reading Plants For Shade And Part Shade. View only plants for full shade.

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  1. Claremont Flowering Currant, Ribes sanguineum v. glutinosum 'Claremont', clusters of pink flowers

    A stunning early spring-blooming shrub with pendulous clusters of pink flowers, 'Claremont' Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) is an essential nectar source for bees and migrating ...

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    Claremont Flowering Currant (Ribes) Claremont Flowering Currant Ribes sanguineum var. glutinosum Claremont
    $12.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A stunning early spring-blooming shrub with pendulous clusters of pink flowers, 'Claremont' Flowering Currant (Ribes sanguineum) is an essential nectar source for bees and migrating hummingbirds. In fall, foliage shifts to a warm apricot hue. Also known as Winter Currant, this California native displays edible inky black berries that attract birds. This fragrant, showy shrub is a great choice for small yards and patio gardens.
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  2. Shell Pink Dead Nettle, Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink', soft pink blossoms with silver-streaked foliage

    'Shell Pink' Lamium (Lamium maculatum) is is a tough and long-lived groundcover with lovely with heart-shaped leaves dashed with a silver streak. Interesting foliage is topped by sof...

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    Shell Pink Lamium Shell Pink Spotted Dead Nettle Lamium maculatum Shell Pink
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    'Shell Pink' Lamium (Lamium maculatum) is is a tough and long-lived groundcover with lovely with heart-shaped leaves dashed with a silver streak. Interesting foliage is topped by soft pink blossoms from mid-spring to frost. It’s a beautiful groundcover, container plant, or lawn alternative to brighten part-to-full shade areas. A new form found in HCG Chief Horticulturist David Salman's Santa Fe greenhouse.
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  3. Blue Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Ceratostigma plumbaginoides, Hardy Plumbago

    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) is one of the most versatile groundcovers for cold climates growing in both sun and shade and most soil types. Plumbago blooms in late su...

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    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma) Hardy Plumbago, Leadwort Ceratostigma plumbaginoides
    As low as $8.79 Sale $7.03
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Hardy Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) is one of the most versatile groundcovers for cold climates growing in both sun and shade and most soil types. Plumbago blooms in late summer with deep blue flowers followed by the foliage that turns burgundy red in fall.
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  4. Orange Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet, Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet

    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright orange trumpet ...

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    Orange Carpet® Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria) Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet Orange Carpet® (Fire Chalice) Zauschneria garrettii Orange Carpet®
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    2001 Plant Select Winner 4-6" tall x 15-18" wide. Orange Carpet® is a vigorous perennial groundcover that blooms in mid- to late summer with a profusion of bright orange trumpet shaped flowers. Spreading with underground stems, this beauty is perfect for slopes and cascading over the edges of raised beds.
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  5. Aquilegia chrysantha, Golden Spur Columbine flower closeup

    30-36" tall x 18" wide. Golden Spur columbine yellow blooms for months beginning in late spring with a profusion of large, cheerful yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds. Allow th...

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    Golden Spur Columbine Golden Spur Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    30-36" tall x 18" wide. Golden Spur columbine yellow blooms for months beginning in late spring with a profusion of large, cheerful yellow flowers that attract hummingbirds. Allow the plant to reseed itself to form colorful long lived colonies. (seed propagated).
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  6. Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue, Self-Heal Bella Blue

    Bella Blue Self-Heal (Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue) is a vigorous, long-blooming groundcover with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies....

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    Bella Blue Prunella Bella Blue Self-Heal Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Bella Blue Self-Heal (Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue) is a vigorous, long-blooming groundcover with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies.
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  7. Carex appalachica, Appalachian Sedge, Photo Courtesy Of Hoffman Nursery

    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy gr...

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    Appalachian Sedge Grass Appalachian Sedge Carex appalachica
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 3.25" Pot
    Appalachian Sedge (Carex appalachica) is a native grass-like plant with thin, fine-textured leaf blades. Appalachian Sedge is an outstanding choice for use as an attractive grassy groundcover for shade and heavy shade areas.
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  8. Rocky Mountain Columbine, Aquilegia caerulea

    Rocky Mountain Columbine is planted for its beautiful blue and white flowers. Native to the higher elevations of the intermountain West, is best suited to mountain gardens and areas ...

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    Rocky Mountain Columbine Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerulea
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Rocky Mountain Columbine is planted for its beautiful blue and white flowers. Native to the higher elevations of the intermountain West, is best suited to mountain gardens and areas of the West with cool nights.
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  9. Red and White Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit, Red Hobbit Columbine

    A dwarf variety of Rocky Mountain Columbine with red and white flowers. This little beauty comes true from seed and should be encouraged to re-seed itself in the garden where it make...

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    Red Hobbit Columbine Red Hobbit Columbine Aquilegia caerulea Red Hobbit
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    A dwarf variety of Rocky Mountain Columbine with red and white flowers. This little beauty comes true from seed and should be encouraged to re-seed itself in the garden where it makes colorful colonies.
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  10. Pink Phlox paniculata Jeana, Phlox paniculata Jeana, Jeana Garden Phlox

    Phlox Jeana is a new garden phlox introduction notable for its multi-month bloom time and colorful lavender-pink clusters of sweet fragrant flowers. It is also exceptionally cold har...

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    Jeana Garden Phlox Jeana Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata Jeana
    As low as $10.49 Sale $8.39
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Phlox Jeana is a new garden phlox introduction notable for its multi-month bloom time and colorful lavender-pink clusters of sweet fragrant flowers. It is also exceptionally cold hardy and highly attractive to butterflies.
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  11. Yellow Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure, Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure, Dwarf Golden Spur Columbine

    Exclusive. Little Treasure is a dwarf yellow flowered form of a columbine native to the shady canyons of southern New Mexico. The bright flowers face upwards to the sky and attract...

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    Little Treasure Dwarf Spur Columbine Little Treasure Dwarf Spur Columbine Aquilegia chrysantha v. chaplinei Little Treasure
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Little Treasure is a dwarf yellow flowered form of a columbine native to the shady canyons of southern New Mexico. The bright flowers face upwards to the sky and attract hummingbirds. A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  12. Stachys coccinea Mountain Red

    Exclusive. A stunning native wildflower, 'Mountain Red' blooms for months with hummingbird attracting clear red trumpet-shaped flowers. This is our special cold hardy strain and it d...

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    Red Flowered Lamb's Ear Red Flowered Lamb's Ear Stachys coccinea Mountain Red
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. A stunning native wildflower, 'Mountain Red' blooms for months with hummingbird attracting clear red trumpet-shaped flowers. This is our special cold hardy strain and it does best in dappled or partial shade.
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  13. Pink Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost, Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost, Orchid Frost Deadnettle

    Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost (Orchid Frost Deadnettle) is showy, repeat blooming groundcover for shady areas with large orchid-pink flowers and frosty variegated foliage....

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    Orchid Frost Lamium Orchid Frost Dead Nettle Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost
    As low as $7.99 Sale $6.39
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Lamium maculatum Orchid Frost (Orchid Frost Deadnettle) is showy, repeat blooming groundcover for shady areas with large orchid-pink flowers and frosty variegated foliage.
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  14. Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’, Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass, Photo Courtesy Of Hoffman Nursery

    Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’) is a colorful, fine textured native grass loved for its profuse display of misty, golden flowers and attractive seed ...

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    Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass Deschampsia cespitosa Goldtau
    As low as $10.99 Sale $8.79
    Per Plant - 3.25" Pot
    Gold Dew Tufted Hair Grass (Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’) is a colorful, fine textured native grass loved for its profuse display of misty, golden flowers and attractive seed heads that hold through winter.
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  15. Serene Shade Garden

    The Serene Shade Garden uses a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up the shady areas of your yard. Our expertly designed garden includes a planting map and a detailed...

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    Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden Serene Shade Pre-Planned Garden
    As low as $226.74 Sale $204.06
    Per Garden of 26 Plants
    The Serene Shade Garden uses a bright, blooming assortment of perennials to color-up the shady areas of your yard. Our expertly designed garden includes a planting map and a detailed care guide to help you easily create an oasis in the shade.
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  16. Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden

    The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden provides season-long interest with a superb combination of 18 plants with colorful foliage and beautiful flowers in pink, yellow and whi...

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    Fabulous Flowers & Foliage Shade Pre-Planned Garden Fabulous Flowers & Foliage Shade Pre-Planned Garden
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    Per Garden of 18 Plants
    The Fabulous Flowers and Foliage Shade Garden provides season-long interest with a superb combination of 18 plants with colorful foliage and beautiful flowers in pink, yellow and white. An easy-to-grow garden for planting in shade, dappled shade or morning sun. Planting map and care instructions included.
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  17. Aquilegia Collection

    Try several of our customer favorite Columbine varieties in this Aquilegia Collection. Buy three of the Aquilegia Collections and you'll have a complete shade garden....

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    Columbine Collection Columbine Collection Aquilegia Collection
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    Per Collection of 4

    Try several of our customer favorite Columbine varieties in this Aquilegia Collection. Buy three of the Aquilegia Collections and you'll have a complete shade garden.

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  18. Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns Employee Photo From Our Test Gardens

    Little Lanterns is a dwarf selection of a columbine native to the Eastern US. The nodding bright red and yellow flowers appear in late spring and are magnets for hummingbirds....

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    Little Lanterns Columbine Little Lanterns Columbine Aquilegia canadensis Little Lanterns
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Little Lanterns is a dwarf selection of a columbine native to the Eastern US. The nodding bright red and yellow flowers appear in late spring and are magnets for hummingbirds.
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  19. Swallowtail Columbine, Aquilegia species Swallowtail

    Exclusive. Swallowtail is unique with large, long-spurred flowers with bright-yellow center petals and softer yellow outer petals, held over attractive blue-green foliage. Late sprin...

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    Swallowtail Columbine Swallowtail Columbine Aquilegia species Swallowtail
    As low as $9.99 Sale $7.99
    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Swallowtail is unique with large, long-spurred flowers with bright-yellow center petals and softer yellow outer petals, held over attractive blue-green foliage. Late spring blooming, the flowers have amazing 4 inch long spurs flowing backward from the face of the flower. A High Country Gardens introduction.
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  20. Salvia arizonica Deep Blue

    Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers ov...

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    Deep Blue Arizona Salvia Deep Blue Arizona Sage Salvia arizonica Deep Blue
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    Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers over rabbit and deer resistant foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  21. Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet By Plenuska (CC License via Wikimedia Commons)

    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet...

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    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet
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    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear is a drought resistant (xeric), non-flowering perennial plant.
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  22. Red Gazania krebsiana Scarlet Tanager, Gazania krebsiana Scarlet Tanager, Scarlet Tanager African Daisy

    Exclusive. Gazania krebsiana ‘Scarlet Tanager’ (Scarlet Tanager African Daisy) is a cold hardy perennial Gazania grown for its large, incredibly scarlet flowers that appear in mi...

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    Scarlet Tanager Gazania Scarlet Tanager African Daisy Gazania krebsiana Scarlet Tanager
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    Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
    Exclusive. Gazania krebsiana ‘Scarlet Tanager’ (Scarlet Tanager African Daisy) is a cold hardy perennial Gazania grown for its large, incredibly scarlet flowers that appear in mid-spring and again in the fall after the heat of summer is over. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  23. Pink Teucrium aroanium, Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum, Compact Creeping Germander

    Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. Its glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil,...

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    Compact Creeping Germander (Teucrium) Compact Creeping Germander Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. Its glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil, and grows equally well in sun or shade. Tolerating light to moderate foot traffic, it's a low-care groundcover. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 6-18" tall x 18" wide.
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  24. Western Ironweed (Vernonia)

    Western Ironweed is a durable, easy-to-grow wildflower that blooms in late summer with big flat topped clusters of vivid violet-purple flowers. Vernonia is an invaluable late season ...

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    Western Ironweed (Vernonia) Western Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii
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    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Western Ironweed is a durable, easy-to-grow wildflower that blooms in late summer with big flat topped clusters of vivid violet-purple flowers. Vernonia is an invaluable late season nectar source for butterflies and bees. A big, robust plant for the back of the border. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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