Shade plants

In the previous blog I wrote about a colorful garden. You can create this, for example, by using flower mixtures or a perennial border. Colorful plants usually need a lot of sun. This is not always feasible in a garden, because there are many shady places due to, for example, buildings. What is the alternative then?

If your garden has many shady places, it is difficult to create a colorful garden. In these places we make combinations of shade plants.

What are shade plants?

Most shade plants do not have a spectacular and colorful bloom, but are often characterized by a beautiful leaf. The leaves consist of different colors and shapes. It is precisely by using leaf contrasts that I can create an interesting shadow border for you!

When is there a shadow garden?

A real shade garden is characterized by the fact that there is only a maximum of 2 to 3 hours of sun per day. When there is 4 hours of sunshine a day, it is referred to as partial shade.

Which plants can be shaded?

Are you curious about which plants do well in the shade?
Then contact Hans.



Below are a few random examples of plants for a shady place.

  • Ground cover shade plants
    Blechnum penna marina, Asperula odorata, Asarum europaeum
  • Shrubs
    Sambucus nigra "Lanciniata", Callicarpa quantungensis, Fatsia polycarpa "Green Fingers"
  • Ornamental grasses
    Carex oshimensis "Everlime", Hakonechloa macra, Liriope muscari "Moneymaker"
  • Perennials
    Hosta tardiana "Halcyon", Saruma henry, Athyrium "Lady in Red", Euphorbia amydaloides var. robbiae
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A border with shade plants in your garden?

Hans van Horssen selects the right shade plants for your garden.
In addition to good plant selection, soil improvement is very important!
Hans can also help you with this part.

Contact Hans!