Natives for Shade

We've done the work for you! Finding plants for woodland gardens or simply a spot under a big shade tree can be a challenge. Choose from this list of some of the more popular plants for sites that are fully shaded or close to it. *NOTE: Although some of our woodland favorites are available as seed, consider transplants first. We suggest propagating woodland plants from seed only if you have experience germinating native seeds. Many of these species are difficult to start and slow to grow from seed. Bare-root and potted plants, on the other hand, offer an opportunity to transplant a native woodland plant that is already 1-2 years old.

SeedSeeds

Bare Root PlantsBare Root Plants

Potted PlantsPotted Plants

Erythronium albidum White Trout Lily

$2.50 - $105.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Erythronium americanum Yellow Trout Lily

$2.50

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Eutrochium purpureum Sweet Joe Pye Weed

$2.50 - $30.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants Potted Plants

Ageratina altissima White Snakeroot

$2.50 - $30.00

    Seed

Fragaria virginiana Wild Strawberry

$2.50 - $80.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants Potted Plants

Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium

$2.50 - $45.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants Potted Plants

Hepatica acutiloba Sharp-lobed Hepatica

$2.50 - $105.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Hydrastis canadensis Goldenseal

Out of Stock

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Hydrophyllum virginianum Virginia Waterleaf

$2.50

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Impatiens capensis Spotted Touch-me-not

$2.50 - $80.00

    Seed

Impatiens pallida Yellow Jewelweed

$2.50 - $50.00

    Seed

Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris

Out of Stock

    Bare Root Plants

Isopyrum biternatum False Rue Anemone

$2.50

    Seed

Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf

$2.50 - $25.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Lobelia inflata Indian Tobacco

$2.50 - $80.00

    Seed

Lysimachia ciliata Fringed Loosestrife

$2.50

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebells

$2.50

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Mitella diphylla Bishop's Cap

$2.50 - $150.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Penstemon calycosus Calico Beardtongue

$2.50 - $20.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Penstemon hirsutus Hairy Beardtongue

$2.50 - $20.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants Potted Plants

Phlox divaricata Wild Blue Phlox

$2.50

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Podophyllum peltatum May Apple

$2.50 - $25.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants

Polemonium reptans Jacob's Ladder

$2.50 - $80.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants Potted Plants

Polygonatum biflorum Solomon's Seal

$2.50 - $300.00

    Seed Bare Root Plants