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Spring & Summer Plants for Shade



A stunning shade annual that blooms spring through summer. Great for containers, garden beds, and window boxes. Their flowers bloom in shades of red, pink, and white. Plant in full to partial shade.


A great annual that thrives in the shade. Great for mixed containers and garden beds. They bloom through spring, summer, and into fall. Their flowers bloom in red, orange, pink, purple, and more. Plant in full to partial shade.



A gorgeous perennial that graces your garden every year. Their fluffy blooms come in pink, red, white, and purple shades that sit atop lace-like leaves. They look great in containers and the landscape. Grows to be 24-36 inches tall and wide. Plant in full to partial shade.



A gorgeous spring-blooming annual that features hot pink and purple blooms. Great for containers and hanging baskets. Plant in partial shade.



Stunning perennials that produce a show of blooms. Great in the landscape and perfect for fresh-cut arrangements. Choose from different varieties and colors. Plant in partial shade.



These annuals are known for their unique, heart-shaped leaves. Their foliage and patterns vary greatly, offering shades of pink, green, red, white, and more. Deer resistant. Plant in full to partial shade.



A Southern favorite! These stunning shade perennials are loved for their smooth, bright foliage in varying shades of green. Great in mass plantings and garden beds. Grows to be 1-3 feet tall and wide. In spring and summer, they produce tall stalks of flowers that attract pollinators. Plant in full to partial shade.



A stunning annual plant that features vibrant, colorful combinations in shades of green, yellow, pink, and more. Great for garden beds and containers. Plant in full to partial shade.

Shade-Loving Shrubs

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A lovely shrub that features evergreen foliage and trumpet-like flowers in colors like pink, red, white, purple, and more. Depending on the variety, you will have blooms spring through summer. Plant in partial shade.



A classic landscape shrub that features delicate, trumpet-like flowers that bloom spring through summer in shades of white, pink, and more. Plant in full to partial shade.



A southern classic that has large, mophead blooms that come in colors like blue, pink, red, white, and more. Great for mass planting or foundation planting. In bloom summer through fall. Plant in partial shade.

Cool Season Shade Lovers



Also known as Coral Bells, these gorgeous shade perennials are known for their boldly-veined foliage in shades of purple, green, bronze, and more. They provide year-round color and texture. Plant in full to partial shade.



A cool-season annual that features tulip-like flowers in colors like red, pink, and white. Their dark green leaves are heart-shaped with silver marbling on top. Plant in partial shade.



Long-lasting annual blooms! Their cute, miniature flowers bloom in a rainbow of colors. Great in containers or the landscape. Plant in partial shade.

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A gorgeous perennial that wows in containers or garden beds. Their foliage is evergreen, and their cup-like blooms come in shades of white, purple, pink, and more. Plant in partial shade.



Camellias are a great addition to your outdoor oasis! They provide a lovely pop of color from late fall through early spring. Camellia Sasanqua bloom November through January and Camellia Japonica bloom January through March. Plant both varieties for six months full of blooms in rich shades of pink, red, white, and more.

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Winter Daphne

Dark, evergreen foliage sits below beautiful, rosy-pink buds that burst into white, highly fragrant flowers. Plant in partial shade.