Dry Shade Plant List

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This list is derived from a Dry Shade Slide List that Nancy DuBrule-Clemente developed for a Natureworks Class on the topic.

 

Fern Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair fern
Fern Athyrium filix-femina Lady fern, Tatting fern
Fern Athyrium filix-femina x nipponicum varieties European Lady fern, Ghost fern
Fern Athyrium nipponicum Japanese painted fern
Fern Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hayscented fern
Fern Deparia pycnosora Silver Glade fern
Fern Dryopteris erythrosora Autumn fern
Fern Dryopteris filix-mas Male Woodfern
Fern Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive fern
Fern Osmunda regalis Royal fern
Fern Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern
Fern Polystichum polyblepharum Tassel fern
Grass Carex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’ Sedge grass
Grass Carex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’ Variegated sedge
Grass Carex siderosticha ‘Island Brocade’ Sedge grass
Grass Carex siderosticha ‘Variegata’ Variegated sedge
Grass Hakonechloa macra Japanese sedge grass
Grass Liriope Lilyturf
Grass Ophiopogon Black mondo grass
Perennial Aconitum carmichaelii Monkshood
Perennial Actea pachypoda Doll’s eyes
Perennial Adenophora lilifolia Lady bells
Perennial Ajuga Bugle weed
Perennial Alchemilla mollis Lady’s mantle
Perennial Anemone canadensis Windflower
Perennial Anemone huphensis Grape leaf anemone
Perennial Anemone nemerosa Wood Anemone 
Perennial Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ Windflower
Perennial Anemonella thalictroides  
Perennial Aquilegia Columbine
Perennial Arisaema Jack-in-the-pulpit
Perennial Aruncus Goatsbeard
Perennial Asarum canadensis American ginger
Perennial Asarum europaeum European ginger
Perennial Aster novae-angliae ‘Fanny’ New England aster
Perennial Astilbe chinensis Chinese creeping astilbe
Perennial Campanula punctata ‘Cherry Bells’ Bellflower
Perennial Convallaria majalis Lily of the valley
Perennial Corydalis Yellow bleeding heart
Perennial Cyclamen coum Hardy cyclamen
Perennial Deinanthe caerulea  
Perennial Dicentra Bleeding heart
Perennial Digitalis lutea, Digitalis grandiflora Perennial foxglove
Perennial Diphylleia cymosa Umbrella leaf
Perennial Doronicum pardalianches Greater leopardsbane
Perennial Epimedium Barrenwort
Perennial Erythronium Trout lily
Perennial Euphorbia amydaloides ‘Robbiae’ Spurge, Robb’s spurge
Perennial Galium odoratum Sweet woodruff
Perennial Geranium cantabrigiense Cranesbill geranium
Perennial Geranium macrorrhizum Bigroot geranium
Perennial Geranium phaeum ‘Sambor’ Mourning widow cranesbill geranium
Perennial Helleborus Christmas rose, Lenten rose
Perennial Heuchera Coral bells
Perennial Heucherella Foamy bells
Perennial Hosta Plantain lily
Perennial Iris cristata Crested iris
Perennial Lathyrus vernus Spring vetchling
Perennial Lysimachia punctata Circle flower
Perennial Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells
Perennial Phlox divaricata Woodland phlox
Perennial Phlox stolonifera Woodland creeping phlox
Perennial Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple
Perennial Polygonatum Solomon’s seal
Perennial Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot
Perennial Spiranthes odorata Hardy orchid
Perennial Tricyrtis Toad lily
Perennial Trillium Toad shade, Wake robin
Perennial Viola labradorica Labrador violet
Perennial Viola pubescens Downy violet
Perennial Zizia aptera Heartleaf Golden Alexanders
Shrub Acuba japonica Japanese laurel
Shrub Corylopsis spicata Winter hazel
Shrub Symphoricarpos albus Snowberry
Shrub Viburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ Doublefile viburnum
Shrub Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot

            

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