Almost every garden has a shed area, beneath trees, next to buildings, along fence lines and on the shaded side of taller growing evergreen shrubs. You can add some life and color by exploring the world of plants that will flower in shade.
A number of specialist nurseries carry a range of plants, with varieties available for all types of shade situation. Shade comes in lots of forms, dry shade, damp shade, deep shade and filtered shade are examples.
Although flowering plants some of these situations might seem a little difficult to find, a large variety are in fact available. All gardens have shade, and with the right plants you can have flowers in most positions. A few classics are Daphne and Clivia, however the range is wider than these two stalwarts.
Finding the right plant for your shaded garden.
It is some time difficult to find the right plant for that shaded position, we look a nurseries that carry a good range of plants for shade and semi shade. The degree of shade, the soil and the climate all play a part in selecting the right Shade Flowering Plants, some plants require moisture and others will grow well in dry shade.
It is the difficult positions next to buildings, beneath trees and along the shaded side of a fence that many of the specialist nurseries listed will be able to recommend a range of plants to suit almost any conditions.
Some shade plants will have foliage as the feature with flowers as a addition, others will feature wonderful colourful flowers that will brighten any shaded area in the garden, some will be evergreen and some deciduous.
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Shade Flowering Plants are available for sale from the following nurseries
'Sylvan Vale' 375 Olinda Creek Rd, Kalorama, VIC.3766
Including a large range of Rare and unusual bulbs, corms and perennials
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
412 James Lane, Fern Hill VIC. 3458 - Phone 0419002651
Large range of Rare plants, Climbers, Bulbs, Perennials Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Available both Retail and by Mail Order
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums
125 Palmer Rd Jindivick 3818
Open Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."