Tell us your Favorite Shade Plants

Posted by @dave on
We're putting together a list of the ATP members' favorite shade plants! Come on in and read how to nominate your favorites! We will later publish a final article on the top picks.

Ok, everyone has their favorite shade plants. The kinds that grow great, look great, and perform beautifully in those shady spots. Share your favorites right here, and let's see which ones are the most popular!

Please read the following instructions carefully:


1) Start a new thread below.

2) Nominate your shade plant. You MUST include a link to the plant in the database, or the nomination will not be counted.

3) Optionally, say something about the plant to convince the rest of us that we want to grow it, too.

4) Optionally, check out the other nominations, and if you see something already nominated that you like, feel free to post a reply and say that you agree and add to the discussion. We will be looking at how many replies each nomination got to help us determine the winners.

We'll leave this up for about a week. We're looking forward to learning about some new plants!

 
Comments and discussion:
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Yule-tide Camillia by Jon777Oct 16, 2016 9:14 PM1
Aruncus Dioicus aka Goats Beard by DebbieCJun 27, 2016 6:13 AM14
Hosta by CDsSisterMar 29, 2016 5:35 AM179
Variegated sport of common mallow by awesomeblossomMar 26, 2016 10:40 AM0
Hakonechloa macra Aurea.......Japanese wind grass.... by Paul2032Mar 21, 2016 6:29 AM22
Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha. by frostweedMar 16, 2016 11:40 AM25
Skimmia (Skimmia japonica Berri-MagicĀ®) by WhitebeardMar 6, 2016 11:30 AM4
Untitled by rabidgardenerMar 5, 2016 10:23 PM1
Untitled by rathoremaFeb 11, 2016 3:25 PM2
Toad Lilies by foraygardengirlFeb 3, 2016 11:19 AM6
ZZ Plant! by Dutchlady1Feb 1, 2016 11:03 PM4
Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii by frostweedJan 31, 2016 6:34 PM3
Moss by InsagiJan 31, 2016 12:44 PM7
Hellebore by valleylynnJan 30, 2016 11:31 PM90
Heuchera by NJBobJan 30, 2016 7:54 PM14
Caladiums by BubblesJan 30, 2016 11:39 AM35
Bleeding Hearts by blue23roseJan 30, 2016 10:55 AM23
Hydrangea by DogsNDayliliesJan 28, 2016 8:34 PM2
Rhododendron by csandtJan 28, 2016 6:34 PM0
Clematis by cliftoncatJan 28, 2016 5:48 PM9
Liriope muscari by csandtJan 28, 2016 6:23 AM6
Cannot choose! by 4susiesjoyJan 27, 2016 8:10 PM11
Coleus, by far by purpleinoppJan 27, 2016 5:05 PM25
Corydalis cheilanthifolia by sallygJan 27, 2016 5:02 PM2
Hostas are the back bone of my shade garden by Paul2032Jan 27, 2016 2:19 PM20
Rose (Rosa 'Scarlet Meidiland') by TBGDNJan 27, 2016 12:34 PM1
Cranesbill by foraygardengirlJan 27, 2016 11:50 AM12
Aucuba japonica by csandtJan 27, 2016 10:34 AM1
Camellias by zuzuJan 26, 2016 11:30 PM6
Spirea by jmorthJan 26, 2016 8:29 PM3
Goutweed by BoneheadJan 26, 2016 2:42 PM0
Periwinkle - vinca by cliftoncatJan 26, 2016 2:32 PM3
Brunnera Jack Frost by DebbieCJan 26, 2016 11:58 AM10
Begonia by CDsSisterJan 26, 2016 12:30 AM3
Virginia Bluebells by gemini_sageJan 25, 2016 8:46 PM4
Dicentra 'Gold Heart' by magnolialoverJan 25, 2016 8:44 PM4
Questions by DogsNDayliliesJan 25, 2016 8:24 PM2
Persicaria microcephala by CayugaJan 25, 2016 7:12 PM1
Astrantia/greater masterwort by foraygardengirlJan 25, 2016 3:23 PM4
Hoya by tarevJan 25, 2016 3:03 PM2
Erythroniums by cliftoncatJan 25, 2016 1:14 PM4
Pulmonaria are one of my favorite shade plants by Cem9165Jan 24, 2016 10:15 PM0
Primula veris - the humble cowslip by cliftoncatJan 24, 2016 7:05 PM4
Epimedium by ge1836Jan 24, 2016 5:29 PM26
Jack in the Pulpit by jmorthJan 24, 2016 4:53 PM3
Orchids by GigiPlumeriaJan 24, 2016 3:31 PM8
Lily of the valley by HemophobicJan 24, 2016 2:30 PM6
Oxalis by greeneJan 24, 2016 2:13 PM2
Saxifraga by dirtdorphinsJan 24, 2016 2:12 PM3
Galium odratum.............Sweet Woodruff by Paul2032Jan 24, 2016 1:59 PM4
Philodendron by InsagiJan 24, 2016 1:54 PM0
Polygonatum aka Solomons Seal by DebbieCJan 24, 2016 1:45 PM6
Pulmonaria aka Lungwort by DebbieCJan 24, 2016 11:48 AM12
Corydalis lutea......a lovely under story plant for the shade garden. by Paul2032Jan 24, 2016 11:43 AM7
Cordyline (Ti plant) by GigiPlumeriaJan 24, 2016 10:34 AM0
Jacob's Ladder by mcash70Jan 24, 2016 9:44 AM8
Love Ferns in the Garden by SeedforkJan 24, 2016 3:05 AM8
Tiarella-Foamflower by NJBobJan 23, 2016 9:14 PM5
Melittis melissophylum by pirlJan 23, 2016 9:02 PM15
Lords and Ladies - Arum Italicum Marmoratum by cliftoncatJan 23, 2016 7:44 PM1
A mature shade garden...... by Paul2032Jan 23, 2016 4:14 PM2
Heucheras and heucherellas by cliftoncatJan 23, 2016 3:53 PM6
Epimedium by dirtdorphinsJan 23, 2016 1:53 PM11
Variegated Winter Daphne by BetNCJan 23, 2016 1:21 PM6
Coleus by quietyardJan 23, 2016 12:40 PM3
Caladiums!!! by plantladylinJan 23, 2016 11:50 AM3
Thalictrum by duane456Jan 23, 2016 10:07 AM3
Martagon Lilies by DebbieCJan 23, 2016 9:03 AM7
Maidenhair fern by pirlJan 23, 2016 8:57 AM4
Filipendula aka Meadowsweet by DebbieCJan 22, 2016 8:53 PM0
Bellflower (Campanula glomerata 'Freya') by mcash70Jan 22, 2016 8:47 PM4
Omphalodes by duane456Jan 22, 2016 7:59 PM3
Bromeliads by dyzzypyxxyJan 22, 2016 7:37 PM0
Sword fern by BoneheadJan 22, 2016 3:20 PM3
Clivia by tarevJan 22, 2016 10:00 AM2
Darmera - umbrella plant by BoneheadJan 22, 2016 4:57 AM7
Cast Iron Plant by TexasPlumeria87Jan 21, 2016 11:35 PM4
Acer shirasawanum aureum by cliftoncatJan 21, 2016 11:02 PM1
Climbing hydrangea by BoneheadJan 21, 2016 10:12 PM3
Hosta Regal Splendor by cliftoncatJan 21, 2016 2:55 PM1

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