Here is a list of perennials that do best in shade. To see availability on what varieties we grew in 2018 CLICK HERE.

Please note that this list is in alphabetical order by Common Name.

*Please note some varieties of plants like coral bells, ferns and hosta’s can tolerate more sun. You can find more of each of these varieties in our Sun Loving Perennial list*

Shade  perennials:
COMMON NAME LATIN NAME
Bear’s Britches Acanthus mollis
Bugbane Actea 
Snow on the   Mountain Aegopodium podagraria Variegatum
Bugleweed Ajuga
Aralia Araleus ‘Sun King’
Jack in the Pulpiy Arisaema triphyllum
Dwarf Goat’s   Beard Aruncus 
Wild Ginger Asarum Canadense
Astilbee Astilbe
Ferns  VARIOUS—see full availability
Arum Aurm italicum
Bergenia Bergenia 
Ground Orchid Bletilla striata alba
Brunnera Brunnera
Lilly of the Valley Convilaria
Dogwood Cornus canadensis
False Bleeding Heart Corydalis
Cyclamen Cyclamen
Bleeding Hearts Dicentra
Barrenwort Epimedium x rubrum
Meadowsweet Filipendula rubra
Sweet Woodruff Galium odoratum 
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens
English Ivy Hedera Helix
Lental Rose Helleborus
Coral Bells Heuchera
Hosta Hosta
Dead Nettle Lamiastrum galeobdolon 
Lewisa Lewisia Rainbow mix
Ligularia Ligularia 
Bastard Balm Mellitis Melissophyllum
Corsican Mint Mentha Requienii
Virginia Blue Bells Mertensia virginica 
Forget-me-nots Myosotis Victoria
Japanese   Spurge Pachysandra -Terminalis
Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium
Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum falcatum 
Primrose Primula polyantha
Lungwort Pulmonaria 
Toadlily Tricyrtis
Trillium Trillium
Periwinkle Vinca