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

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Carpet Bugle
Carpet Bugle

Ajuga reptans

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Eastern Columbine
Eastern Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis

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Italian Arum
Italian Arum

Arum italicum

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Cast Iron Plant
Cast Iron Plant

Aspidistra elatior

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Japanese Painted Fern
Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium nipponicum

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Hardy Begonia
Hardy Begonia

Begonia grandis

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Hardy Orchid
Hardy Orchid

Bletilla striata

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Green and Gold
Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum

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Holly Fern
Holly Fern

Cyrtomium falcatum

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Autumn Fern
Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosa

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Southern Shield Fern
Southern Shield Fern

Dryopteris ludoviciana

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Fairy Wings
Fairy Wings

Epimedium x versicolor

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Rob's Spurge
Rob's Spurge

Euphorbia robbiae

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Lenten Rose
Lenten Rose

Helleborus x hybridus

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American Alumroot
American Alumroot

Heuchera americana

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Hosta
Hosta

Hosta species and hybrids

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Leopard Plant
Leopard Plant

Ligularia tussilaginea

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Creeping Jenny
Creeping Jenny

Lysimachia nummularia

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Woodland Phlox
Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata

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Variegated Solomon's Seal
Variegated Solomon's Seal

Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

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Christmas Fern
Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichiodes

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Japanese Tassel Fern
Japanese Tassel Fern

Polystichum polyblepharum

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Sacred Lily
Sacred Lily

Rhodea japonica

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Strawberry Begonia
Strawberry Begonia

Saxifraga stolonifera

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Arborvitae Fern
Arborvitae Fern

Selaginella braunii

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Indian Pink
Indian Pink

Spigelia marilandica

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Foam Flower
Foam Flower

Tiarella hybrids

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Toad Lily
Toad Lily

Tricyrtis formosana

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