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 Title Last Reply Replies
Yule-tide Camillia by Jon777 Oct 16, 2016 9:14 PM 1
Aruncus Dioicus aka Goats Beard by DebbieC Jun 27, 2016 6:13 AM 14
Hosta by CDsSister Mar 29, 2016 5:35 AM 179
Variegated sport of common mallow by awesomeblossom Mar 26, 2016 10:40 AM 0
Hakonechloa macra Aurea.......Japanese wind grass.... by Paul2032 Mar 21, 2016 6:29 AM 22
Golden Columbine, Aquilegia chrysantha. by frostweed Mar 16, 2016 11:40 AM 25
Skimmia (Skimmia japonica Berri-MagicĀ®) by Whitebeard Mar 6, 2016 11:30 AM 4
Untitled by rabidgardener Mar 5, 2016 10:23 PM 1
Untitled by rathorema Feb 11, 2016 3:25 PM 2
Toad Lilies by foraygardengirl Feb 3, 2016 11:19 AM 6
ZZ Plant! by Dutchlady1 Feb 1, 2016 11:03 PM 4
Turk's Cap, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii by frostweed Jan 31, 2016 6:34 PM 3
Moss by Insagi Jan 31, 2016 12:44 PM 7
Hellebore by valleylynn Jan 30, 2016 11:31 PM 90
Heuchera by NJBob Jan 30, 2016 7:54 PM 14
Caladiums by Bubbles Jan 30, 2016 11:39 AM 35
Bleeding Hearts by blue23rose Jan 30, 2016 10:55 AM 23
Hydrangea by DogsNDaylilies Jan 28, 2016 8:34 PM 2
Rhododendron by csandt Jan 28, 2016 6:34 PM 0
Clematis by cliftoncat Jan 28, 2016 5:48 PM 9
Liriope muscari by csandt Jan 28, 2016 6:23 AM 6
Cannot choose! by 4susiesjoy Jan 27, 2016 8:10 PM 11
Coleus, by far by purpleinopp Jan 27, 2016 5:05 PM 25
Corydalis cheilanthifolia by sallyg Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM 2
Hostas are the back bone of my shade garden by Paul2032 Jan 27, 2016 2:19 PM 20
Rose (Rosa 'Scarlet Meidiland') by TBGDN Jan 27, 2016 12:34 PM 1
Cranesbill by foraygardengirl Jan 27, 2016 11:50 AM 12
Aucuba japonica by csandt Jan 27, 2016 10:34 AM 1
Camellias by zuzu Jan 26, 2016 11:30 PM 6
Spirea by jmorth Jan 26, 2016 8:29 PM 3
Goutweed by Bonehead Jan 26, 2016 2:42 PM 0
Periwinkle - vinca by cliftoncat Jan 26, 2016 2:32 PM 3
Brunnera Jack Frost by DebbieC Jan 26, 2016 11:58 AM 10
Begonia by CDsSister Jan 26, 2016 12:30 AM 3
Virginia Bluebells by gemini_sage Jan 25, 2016 8:46 PM 4
Dicentra 'Gold Heart' by magnolialover Jan 25, 2016 8:44 PM 4
Questions by DogsNDaylilies Jan 25, 2016 8:24 PM 2
Persicaria microcephala by Cayuga Jan 25, 2016 7:12 PM 1
Astrantia/greater masterwort by foraygardengirl Jan 25, 2016 3:23 PM 4
Hoya by tarev Jan 25, 2016 3:03 PM 2
Erythroniums by cliftoncat Jan 25, 2016 1:14 PM 4
Pulmonaria are one of my favorite shade plants by Cem9165 Jan 24, 2016 10:15 PM 0
Primula veris - the humble cowslip by cliftoncat Jan 24, 2016 7:05 PM 4
Epimedium by ge1836 Jan 24, 2016 5:29 PM 26
Jack in the Pulpit by jmorth Jan 24, 2016 4:53 PM 3
Orchids by GigiPlumeria Jan 24, 2016 3:31 PM 8
Lily of the valley by Hemophobic Jan 24, 2016 2:30 PM 6
Oxalis by greene Jan 24, 2016 2:13 PM 2
Saxifraga by dirtdorphins Jan 24, 2016 2:12 PM 3
Galium odratum.............Sweet Woodruff by Paul2032 Jan 24, 2016 1:59 PM 4
Philodendron by Insagi Jan 24, 2016 1:54 PM 0
Polygonatum aka Solomons Seal by DebbieC Jan 24, 2016 1:45 PM 6
Pulmonaria aka Lungwort by DebbieC Jan 24, 2016 11:48 AM 12
Corydalis lutea......a lovely under story plant for the shade garden. by Paul2032 Jan 24, 2016 11:43 AM 7
Cordyline (Ti plant) by GigiPlumeria Jan 24, 2016 10:34 AM 0
Jacob's Ladder by mcash70 Jan 24, 2016 9:44 AM 8
Love Ferns in the Garden by Seedfork Jan 24, 2016 3:05 AM 8
Tiarella-Foamflower by NJBob Jan 23, 2016 9:14 PM 5
Melittis melissophylum by pirl Jan 23, 2016 9:02 PM 15
Lords and Ladies - Arum Italicum Marmoratum by cliftoncat Jan 23, 2016 7:44 PM 1
A mature shade garden...... by Paul2032 Jan 23, 2016 4:14 PM 2
Heucheras and heucherellas by cliftoncat Jan 23, 2016 3:53 PM 6
Epimedium by dirtdorphins Jan 23, 2016 1:53 PM 11
Variegated Winter Daphne by BetNC Jan 23, 2016 1:21 PM 6
Coleus by quietyard Jan 23, 2016 12:40 PM 3
Caladiums!!! by plantladylin Jan 23, 2016 11:50 AM 3
Thalictrum by duane456 Jan 23, 2016 10:07 AM 3
Martagon Lilies by DebbieC Jan 23, 2016 9:03 AM 7
Maidenhair fern by pirl Jan 23, 2016 8:57 AM 4
Filipendula aka Meadowsweet by DebbieC Jan 22, 2016 8:53 PM 0
Bellflower (Campanula glomerata 'Freya') by mcash70 Jan 22, 2016 8:47 PM 4
Omphalodes by duane456 Jan 22, 2016 7:59 PM 3
Bromeliads by dyzzypyxxy Jan 22, 2016 7:37 PM 0
Sword fern by Bonehead Jan 22, 2016 3:20 PM 3
Clivia by tarev Jan 22, 2016 10:00 AM 2
Darmera - umbrella plant by Bonehead Jan 22, 2016 4:57 AM 7
Cast Iron Plant by TexasPlumeria87 Jan 21, 2016 11:35 PM 4
Acer shirasawanum aureum by cliftoncat Jan 21, 2016 11:02 PM 1
Climbing hydrangea by Bonehead Jan 21, 2016 10:12 PM 3
Hosta Regal Splendor by cliftoncat Jan 21, 2016 2:55 PM 1

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