Perennials Recommended for Shade
in the South

For Shade: (left to right, top to bottom) Bear's Breeches, Carpet Bugle, Eastern Columbine*, Italian Arum, Cast Iron Plant, Japanese Painted Fern, Hardy Begonia, Hardy Orchid,  Green and Gold, Holly Fern, Autumn Fern, Southern Shield Fern*, Fairy Wings, Robb's Spurge, Lenten Rose, American Alumroot*, Hosta, Leopard Plant, Creeping Jenny, Woodland Phlox*, Variegated Solomon's Seal, Christmas Fern*, Tassel Fern, Sacred Lily, Strawberry Begonia, Arborvitae Fern, Indian Pink*, Foam Flower*, Toad Lily

Bear's Breeches
Bear's Breeches

Acanthus species and hybrids

Carpet Bugle
Carpet Bugle

Ajuga reptans

Eastern Columbine
Eastern Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

Italian Arum
Italian Arum

Arum italicum

Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

Japanese Painted Fern
Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium nipponicum

Hardy Begonia
Hardy Begonia

Begonia grandis

Hardy Orchid
Hardy Orchid

Bletilla striata

Green and Gold
Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

Holly Fern
Holly Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum

Autumn Fern
Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosa

Southern Shield Fern
Southern Shield Fern

Dryopteris ludoviciana

Fairy Wings
Fairy Wings

Epimedium x versicolor

Rob's Spurge
Rob's Spurge

Euphorbia robbiae

Lenten Rose
Lenten Rose

Helleborus x hybridus

American Alumroot
American Alumroot

Heuchera americana

Hosta
Hosta

Hosta species and hybrids

Leopard Plant
Leopard Plant

Ligularia tussilaginea

Creeping Jenny
Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

Woodland Phlox
Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata

Variegated Solomon's Seal
Variegated Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

Christmas Fern
Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichiodes

Japanese Tassel Fern
Japanese Tassel Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum

Sacred Lily
Sacred Lily

Rhodea japonica

Strawberry Begonia
Strawberry Begonia

Saxifraga stolonifera

Arborvitae Fern
Arborvitae Fern

Selaginella braunii

Indian Pink
Indian Pink

Spigelia marilandica

Foam Flower
Foam Flower

Tiarella hybrids

Toad Lily
Toad Lily

Tricyrtis formosana