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
Acanthus species and hybrids
Carpet Bugle
Ajuga reptans
Eastern Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis
Italian Arum
Arum italicum
Cast Iron Plant
Aspidistra elatior
Japanese Painted Fern
Athyrium nipponicum
Hardy Begonia
Begonia grandis
Hardy Orchid
Bletilla striata
Green and Gold
Chrysogonum virginianum
Holly Fern
Cyrtomium falcatum
Autumn Fern
Dryopteris erythrosa
Southern Shield Fern
Dryopteris ludoviciana
Fairy Wings
Epimedium x versicolor
Rob's Spurge
Euphorbia robbiae
Lenten Rose
Helleborus x hybridus
American Alumroot
Heuchera americana
Hosta
Hosta species and hybrids
Leopard Plant
Ligularia tussilaginea
Creeping Jenny
Lysimachia nummularia
Woodland Phlox
Phlox divaricata
Variegated Solomon's Seal
Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'
Christmas Fern
Polystichum acrostichiodes
Japanese Tassel Fern
Polystichum polyblepharum
Sacred Lily
Rhodea japonica
Strawberry Begonia
Saxifraga stolonifera
Arborvitae Fern
Selaginella braunii
Indian Pink
Spigelia marilandica
Foam Flower
Tiarella hybrids
Toad Lily
Tricyrtis formosana
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