Hydrangeas – Once established, these shrubs will provide reliable summer colour beneath trees or on the shady side of a garden. Tough and resilient, they come in a variety of sizes and different forms, including climbers.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Hydrangeas – Once established, these shrubs will provide reliable summer colour beneath trees or on the shady side of a garden. Tough and resilient, they come in a variety of sizes and different forms, including climbers.

15 of the best shade-loving garden plants

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Hydrangeas – Once established, these shrubs will provide reliable summer colour beneath trees or on the shady side of a garden. Tough and resilient, they come in a variety of sizes and different forms, including climbers.

Known as a perennial for the herbaceous border, astrantia grows in damp ground at the edge of woodland in the wild and will do best in similar garden conditions. A moisture-retentive soil is essential for it to grow well.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Known as a perennial for the herbaceous border, astrantia grows in damp ground at the edge of woodland in the wild and will do best in similar garden conditions. A moisture-retentive soil is essential for it to grow well.

Amelanchier X Grandiflora – This small tree does well in semi-shade, tolerating deeper shade in summer. Best bought multi-stemmed, unless space is limited, it provides clouds of white flowers and coppery young foliage in spring, summer berries and vivid autumn colour

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Amelanchier X Grandiflora – This small tree does well in semi-shade, tolerating deeper shade in summer. Best bought multi-stemmed, unless space is limited, it provides clouds of white flowers and coppery young foliage in spring, summer berries and vivid autumn colour

Melica Uniflora – Described by Beth Chatto as "quietly attractive", this deciduous native grass grows in woodland, on shady banks and in alkaline soils. It forms upright clumps with stems of dainty rice-like flowers and, once established, will self-seed readily.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Melica Uniflora – Described by Beth Chatto as "quietly attractive", this deciduous native grass grows in woodland, on shady banks and in alkaline soils. It forms upright clumps with stems of dainty rice-like flowers and, once established, will self-seed readily.

Hardy Geraniums – This useful plant does well, even in dry shade. G. endressii and G. x oxonianum can be pretty thuggish and self-seed freely, but G. macrorrhizum, G. phaeum and G. versicolor make good ground-cover plants in full or partial shade.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Hardy Geraniums – This useful plant does well, even in dry shade. endressii and G. x oxonianum can be pretty thuggish and self-seed freely, but G. macrorrhizum, G. phaeum and G. versicolor make good ground-cover plants in full or partial shade.

Hakonechloa Cacra – Known as Japanese forest grass, this vibrant deciduous plant thrives in damp shade and has mounds of cascading leaves. Variegated and golden forms are the most eye-catching and will have the brightest colour in partial shade. Good in pots.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Hakonechloa Cacra – Known as Japanese forest grass, this vibrant deciduous plant thrives in damp shade and has mounds of cascading leaves. Variegated and golden forms are the most eye-catching and will have the brightest colour in partial shade. Good in pots.

Clematis – Spring-flowering C. montana and autumn-blooming C. viticella are good climbers for shady spots. Like all clematis, they prefer their roots in shade and heads in sun, so plant them where they can scramble up a wall or through a tree or shrub.

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

Clematis – Spring-flowering C. montana and autumn-blooming C. viticella are good climbers for shady spots. Like all clematis, they prefer their roots in shade and heads in sun, so plant them where they can scramble up a wall or through a tree or shrub.

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