Shade Perennials:

 

While types of shade can vary from site to site and a particular cultivar of any given genus can vary in its ability to adapt to different shade levels, the following selections (listed by genus) offer a good place to start when trying to determine your specific needs.

 

Perennials for partial shade:

The following plants are generally considered good selections for areas of light to moderate shade, or filtered sun areas.

 

Aconitum

Actaea

Aegopodium

Ajuga

Alchemilla

Amsonia

Anemone

Aquilegia

Arctostaphylos

Armeria

Aruncus

Asarum

Astilbe

Astrantia

Baptisia

Bergenia

Brunnera

Campanula

Chelone

Convallaria

Dicentra

Digitalis

Epimedium

Euonymus fortunei

Ferns

Galium odoratum

Geranium

Geum

Helleborus

Hemerocallis

Heuchera

Hosta

Lamiastrum

Lamium

Ligularia

Lilium

Lobelia

Oenothera

Pachysandra

Platycodon

Polemonium

Polygonatum

Pulmonaria

Sagina

Tiarella

Tradenscantia

Vinca minor

Viola

 

Perennials for heavy shade:

The following plants are generally considered good selections for areas of heavy shade.  Overall vigor and size may be affected, but healthy plants will typically perform well.

 

Aegopodium

Ajuga

Asarum

Astrantia

Brunnera

Convallaria

Dicentra

Epimedium

Euonymus fortunei

Ferns

Galium odoratum

Helleborus

Hosta

Lamiastrum

Lamium

Pachysandra

Pulmonaria

Tiarella

Tradenscantia

Vinca minor