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Plants for shade: 20 shade tolerant hardy plants and shrubs for the UK

  • Hosta (Hosta spp.)
  • Ferns (Dryopteris spp., Polystichum spp.)
  • Astilbe (Astilbe spp.)
  • Hellebore (Helleborus spp.)
  • Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)
  • Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
  • Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis)
  • Lily of the Valley (Convallaria majalis)
  • Heuchera (Heuchera spp.)
  • Bergenia (Bergenia spp.)
  • Campanula (Campanula spp.)
  • Lamium (Lamium maculatum)
  • Pulmonaria (Pulmonaria spp.)
  • Vinca (Vinca minor)
  • Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
  • Ajuga (Ajuga reptans)
  • Tiarella (Tiarella cordifolia)
  • Sarcococca (Sarcococca spp.)
  • Mahonia (Mahonia spp.)
  • Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)

These shade-loving plants and shrubs are well-suited for areas with limited direct sunlight and will add beauty and variety to your garden even in the shadiest spots.

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