Partial Shade

  • Plant Guide

    ‘Chocolate Shogun’ astilbe

    Astilbe ‘Chocolate Shogun’

    'Chocolate Shogun' astilbe features unique dark purple-brown foliage that creates long-lasting color in any partial sun to shade garden.

  • Sponsored Content

    Blue Enchantress® hydrangea

    Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Monmar’

    This is a superb rebloomer for summer-long color. Large, blue mopheads age to a vintage cream-splashed green color. Blooms will turn pink with less acidity.

  • Sponsored Content

    ‘Lime Rickey’ heuchera

    Heuchera x ‘Lime Rickey’

    Ruffled foliage emerges chartreuse, maturing to lime green. Small, pure white flowers on tall spindly stems provide additional interest. A stand out in containers and borders.

  • Sponsored Content



    Durable variety with small trusses of bright lavender-pink blooms contrasting with mahogany-brown winter foliage color. Stands up to heat as well as cold.

  • Plant Guide

    Western maidenhair fern

    Adiantum pedatum ssp. aleuticum

    This is an elegant, deciduous fern with medium green fronds on dark brown or black stalks with thick creeping rhizomes.

  • Plant Guide

    Blue phlox

    Phlox divaricata and cvs.

    This spreading, semi-evergreen perennial has hairy leaves and lavender-blue to pale violet and white flowers borne in open clusters in early spring.

  • Plant Guide

    ‘HGC Pink Frost’ hellebore

    Helleborus × ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’

    ‘HGC Pink Frost’ is part of a new series of hellebores that, for the Midwest, bloom as early as January; this cultivar blooms a bit later, usually in March.

  • Plant Guide

    Japanese forest peony

    Paeonia obovata

    We’ve been cheerleaders for wild species peonies for years.

  • Plant Guide

    Euphorbia griffithii

    Euphorbia griffithii

    This species has red stems and dark green leaves, which emerge in spring with a reddish tinge.

  • Plant Guide

    Hardy begonia

    Begonia grandis subsp. evansiana

    This tuberous begonia bears green heart-shaped foliage with red veining and claret-stained undersides that steal the show when backlit.