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  1. Plantain Lily Hosta Collection x 6
    Plantain Lily Hosta Collection x 6
    £12.95
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    A high quality selection of Hostas great for border, in large tubs or in shady spots where nothing else will grow. Learn More
  2. Dicentra spectabilis Red
    Dicentra spectabilis Red
    £2.50
    Out of stock
    Remarkable plants with exquisitely formed heart shaped flowers hence the name Bleeding Heart Plant . Learn More
  3. Dicentra spectabilis White
    Dicentra spectabilis White
    £2.50
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    Remarkable plants with exquisitely formed flowers which 'bleed' a pure white floral droplet from the center of each heart shaped flower. Learn More
  4. Plantain Lily Hosta sieboldiana Elegans
    Plantain Lily Hosta sieboldiana Elegans
    £2.50
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    'Giant Silver Leafed Hosta' Sieboldi Elegans is the most attractive of all Hostas. It has beautiful intense silver-blue-green foliage and prominent... Learn More
  5. Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii x 3
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii x 3
    £2.75
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    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii is an old-fashioned hardy border plant and great for planting under shrubs. It has a very special relationship with... Learn More
  6. Plantain Lily, Hosta Brim Cup
    Plantain Lily, Hosta Brim Cup
    £4.50
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    This great Hosta makes a perfect partner on the patio and decking. Does well in large planters. The perfectly shaped foliage with a bright golden... Learn More
  7. Aconitum cammarum Monkshood Bicolor x 3
    Aconitum cammarum Monkshood Bicolor x 3
    £8.50
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    Also known as Monkshood or Mookhood. This unusual eye-catching Aconitum blooms with lovely creamy white and purple tinted hooded flowers on tall... Learn More
  8. Dicentra spectabilis combo
    Dicentra spectabilis combo
    £5.50
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    Remarkable red and white plants with exquisitely formed flowers which 'bleed' floral droplets from the centre of the heart shaped flowers. These... Learn More
  9. Plantain Lily Hosta Barbara Ann
    Plantain Lily Hosta Barbara Ann
    £2.95
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    Hosta Barbara Ann is a large leafed variety with very attractive heart shaped blue-green corrugated foliage with a broad white margin. One of the... Learn More
  10. PlantainLily, Hosta First Frost
    PlantainLily, Hosta First Frost
    £3.50
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    One of the last varieties to die back in late autumn hence the name 'First Frosts', this new variety has blue grey foliage with broad, irregular... Learn More
  11. Plantain Lily Hosta Pathfinder
    Plantain Lily Hosta Pathfinder
    £4.95
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    This shapely beauty has waxy creamy- white foliage with wide irregular dark green rippled margins. A medium sized Hosta perfect for ground cover or... Learn More
  12. Plantain Lily Hosta Vulcan
    Plantain Lily Hosta Vulcan
    £3.75
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    Named by a Star Trek fan, Vulcan has creamy white foliage with wide irregular dark green and yellow streaked margins. This hosta produces pale... Learn More
  13. Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    £7.50
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    Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' produces highly decorative heart shaped, variegated foliage in spring followed by sky blue forget-me-not like... Learn More
  14. Plantain Lily Hosta fortunei Patriot
    Plantain Lily Hosta fortunei Patriot
    £2.95
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    Patriot is a medium hosta, it has highly ornamental olive-green foliage with wide irregular pure white margins and pale lavender flowers in summer.... Learn More
  15. Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red
    Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red
    £2.75
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    Carpet Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red is ideal for shady, moist areas in your garden and thrives with the minimum of work Learn More
  16. Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
    Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
    £3.25
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    The Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd has round blue-grey puckered leaves. This plant has beautiful white flowers from July to August and grows best in... Learn More
  17. Hosta Anne
    Hosta Anne
    £3.75
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    Hosta Anne has dark green leaves with a striking wide yellow margin. This plant gives a unique look to your garden. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  18. Hosta Avocado
    Hosta Avocado
    £3.75
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    The Hosta Avocado is a mutation of the Hosta Guacamole of which it keeps the magnificent fragrant white bloom. The flowers appear in July and are... Learn More
  19. Hosta Banana Kid
    Hosta Banana Kid
    £3.75
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    Hosta Banana Kid has yellow-green textured large leaves. The bright, chartreuse hue of this versatile perennial is spectacular. Grows quickly with... Learn More
  20. Hosta Bobcat
    Hosta Bobcat
    £6.50
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    The Hosta Bobcat is a beautiful little hosta with blue-green leaves surrounded by a golden border that turns creamy white as the season progresses.... Learn More
  21. Hosta Broadway
    Hosta Broadway
    £4.95
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    Hosta Broadway is a medium to large sized hosta with striking foliage that develops lavender colored flowers midsummer. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  22. Hosta Captain's Adventure
    Hosta Captain's Adventure
    £5.25
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    Hosta Captains Adventure is a standout variety with leaves that emerge chartreuse, then develop a wide creamy-white margin and darker green streaks... Learn More
  23. Hosta Color Festival
    Hosta Color Festival
    £5.50
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    Hosta Colour Festival features leaves with a white centre that goes from light yellow to a dark green margin. Hosta Color Festival is a... Learn More
  24. Hosta Colored Hulk
    Hosta Colored Hulk
    £2.95
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    The Hosta Colored Hulk is a medium sized hosta with thick, pale green leaves with a dark green margin and a chartreuse halo in between. This hosta... Learn More
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Shade-loving plants are very important to many gardens as they can bring light to darker areas of the garden.

Take for example a variegated Hosta, the radiant foliage will enhance the darker area of the garden and brighten it up.

We all have a bit of shade in the garden, but this shouldn't be seen as a problem as there are so many shade tolerant plants available to brighten even the darkest of areas.

We've put together a list of some of the most popular shade loving plants to help you on your way to a colourful garden. It's good to note how long the area is in the shade for when you are selecting your plants some plants grow in partial shade with just a few hours of sun each day whereas others will grow in almost total shade.

Beautiful shady garden

How to make a beautiful shady garden? With perennials, of course! Many people think that perennials do not grow in the shade. Fortunately, there are many examples of beautiful shady gardens to prove the opposite. The range of perennials in the shade is surprisingly huge.

A shady garden is not necessarily boring, in the cool shade grow the most beautiful plants for shade. They may be less spectacular, but no less beautiful. We speak of shade, when in summer there is less than three hours a day of direct sunlight, or over a long period of time, filtered light shines on the plant. Achieving a successful plantation in a shady garden is not difficult. It is important to consider the amount of shade. In the low light environment of deciduous trees and shrubs or in front of a wall, there is surprisingly a large range of shade plants that can grow.

Taking care of shadow plants

Shade is not usually the biggest problem for shade plants, it is mostly dry soil under trees or walls to the north. If the light is low and there is almost no water, then most shade plants die. Give them more water during dry periods. You also help them by covering them with dead leaves, so the water is better preserved in the soil. Spread each year a layer of compost, wood chips or bark between the shade plants. This produces a little more humus in the soil. Humus acts like a sponge and retains water better.

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Excellent 4.7/5

Based on 10.355 reviews
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Julia C. from Newcastle
07-01-2021
Great value on plants that would cost a great deal more at a garden centre. I’ll keep on buying from gardens4you.
Excellent
star
Reginald E., Leeds
19-01-2022
Quick delivery, well packaged , healthy plants.Will use again. Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition.
Excellent
star
Graham I. from Otley West YorkshireCiara O. from Leixlip
22-01-2021
First class products with a prompt service to match. Will definitely place further orders.
Excellent
star