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.

 

FernAdiantum pedatumMaidenhair fern
FernAthyrium filix-feminaLady fern, Tatting fern
FernAthyrium filix-femina x nipponicum varietiesEuropean Lady fern, Ghost fern
FernAthyrium nipponicumJapanese painted fern
FernDennstaedtia punctilobulaHayscented fern
FernDeparia pycnosoraSilver Glade fern
FernDryopteris erythrosoraAutumn fern
FernDryopteris filix-masMale Woodfern
FernOnoclea sensibilisSensitive fern
FernOsmunda regalisRoyal fern
FernPolystichum acrostichoidesChristmas fern
FernPolystichum polyblepharumTassel fern
GrassCarex flacca ‘Blue Zinger’Sedge grass
GrassCarex morrowii ‘Ice Dance’Variegated sedge
GrassCarex siderosticha ‘Island Brocade’Sedge grass
GrassCarex siderosticha ‘Variegata’Variegated sedge
GrassHakonechloa macraJapanese sedge grass
GrassLiriopeLilyturf
GrassOphiopogonBlack mondo grass
PerennialAconitum carmichaeliiMonkshood
PerennialActea pachypodaDoll’s eyes
PerennialAdenophora lilifoliaLady bells
PerennialAjugaBugle weed
PerennialAlchemilla mollisLady’s mantle
PerennialAnemone canadensisWindflower
PerennialAnemone huphensisGrape leaf anemone
PerennialAnemone nemerosaWood Anemone 
PerennialAnemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’Windflower
PerennialAnemonella thalictroides 
PerennialAquilegiaColumbine
PerennialArisaemaJack-in-the-pulpit
PerennialAruncusGoatsbeard
PerennialAsarum canadensisAmerican ginger
PerennialAsarum europaeumEuropean ginger
PerennialAster novae-angliae ‘Fanny’New England aster
PerennialAstilbe chinensisChinese creeping astilbe
PerennialCampanula punctata ‘Cherry Bells’Bellflower
PerennialConvallaria majalisLily of the valley
PerennialCorydalisYellow bleeding heart
PerennialCyclamen coumHardy cyclamen
PerennialDeinanthe caerulea 
PerennialDicentraBleeding heart
PerennialDigitalis lutea, Digitalis grandifloraPerennial foxglove
PerennialDiphylleia cymosaUmbrella leaf
PerennialDoronicum pardalianchesGreater leopardsbane
PerennialEpimediumBarrenwort
PerennialErythroniumTrout lily
PerennialEuphorbia amydaloides ‘Robbiae’Spurge, Robb’s spurge
PerennialGalium odoratumSweet woodruff
PerennialGeranium cantabrigienseCranesbill geranium
PerennialGeranium macrorrhizumBigroot geranium
PerennialGeranium phaeum ‘Sambor’Mourning widow cranesbill geranium
PerennialHelleborusChristmas rose, Lenten rose
PerennialHeucheraCoral bells
PerennialHeucherellaFoamy bells
PerennialHostaPlantain lily
PerennialIris cristataCrested iris
PerennialLathyrus vernusSpring vetchling
PerennialLysimachia punctataCircle flower
PerennialMertensia virginicaVirginia bluebells
PerennialPhlox divaricataWoodland phlox
PerennialPhlox stoloniferaWoodland creeping phlox
PerennialPodophyllum peltatumMayapple
PerennialPolygonatumSolomon’s seal
PerennialSanguinaria canadensisBloodroot
PerennialSpiranthes odorataHardy orchid
PerennialTricyrtisToad lily
PerennialTrilliumToad shade, Wake robin
PerennialViola labradoricaLabrador violet
PerennialViola pubescensDowny violet
PerennialZizia apteraHeartleaf Golden Alexanders
ShrubAcuba japonicaJapanese laurel
ShrubCorylopsis spicataWinter hazel
ShrubSymphoricarpos albusSnowberry
ShrubViburnum plicatum tomentosum ‘Mariesii’Doublefile viburnum
ShrubXanthorhiza simplicissimaYellowroot

            

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