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Martina O. from Cork
02-06-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
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Wayne B. from Waterford
01-06-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
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Ciara O. from Leixlip
03-06-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
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  1. Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans' 9 cm
    Hosta sieboldiana Elegans
    €6.50
    Stock 33
    'Giant Silver Leafed Hosta' Sieboldi Elegans is the most attractive of all Hostas. It has beautiful intense silver-blue-green foliage and prominent... Learn More
  2. Astilbe arendsii White 15 cm pot
    Astilbe arendsii White 15cm
    Special Price €9.75 Regular Price €13.95
    Stock 27
    This vibrant white Astilbe will add drama to dull areas of the garden. Astilbes have glorious arching fragrant plumes made up of tiny flowers. They... Learn More
  3. Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersen  9 cm
    Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersens Variety
    €5.25
    Stock 44
    Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersen's variety is great choice for groundcovering, or edging the border, in summer bears clusters of soft pink... Learn More
  4. Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart  9 cm
    Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart
    €5.25
    Stock 35
    Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart is a very striking geranium that blooms with white or pale pink flowers in summer. Leaves turn brilliant crimson in... Learn More
  5. Hosta Albomarginata 9 cm
    Hosta Albomarginata
    €5.50
    Stock 20
    Hosta Albomarginata is a compact variety with perfect pointed, rich green leaves edged in creamy-white margins. In summer pretty pale blue flowers... Learn More
  6. Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii 9 cm pot
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii 9 cm pot
    €5.75
    Stock 68
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii is an old-fashioned hardy border or containter plant and great for planting under shrubs. It has a very special... Learn More
  7. Astilbe arendsii 'Fiery Red' los
    Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red
    €3.25
    Out of stock
    Carpet Astilbe arendsii Fiery Red is ideal for shady, moist areas in your garden and thrives with the minimum of work Learn More
  8. Hosta Avocado Bare root
    Hosta Avocado
    Special Price €2.75 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    The Hosta Avocado is a mutation of the Hosta Guacamole of which it keeps the magnificent fragrant white bloom. The flowers appear in July and are... Learn More
  9. Hosta Broadway Bare root
    Hosta Broadway
    Special Price €3.90 Regular Price €6.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Broadway is a medium to large sized hosta with striking foliage that develops lavender colored flowers midsummer. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  10. Hosta Blue Vision Bare root
    Hosta Blue Vision
    Special Price €3.45 Regular Price €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Blue Vision is an attractive specimen with deeply crinkled blue-green leaves. Pretty white flowers, irresistible to butterflies and bees,... Learn More
  11. Hosta Enchiladas Bare root
    Hosta Enchiladas
    Special Price €4.50 Regular Price €7.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Enchiladas is a stunning Hosta. The bright yellow leaves have thick dark green margins. Hosta plants are versatile- They grow well in part... Learn More
  12. Hosta Blue Mouse Ears 13 cm
    Hosta Blue Mouse Ears 13 cm
    €13.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Blue Mouse Ears produces smooth, neat, blue-green leaves with a dull surface, the foliage is topped in midsummer by bell-shaped pale purple... Learn More
  13. Hosta Silk Road Bare root
    Hosta Silk Road
    Special Price €3.45 Regular Price €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Silk Road is a medium-sized specimen with a dark green center and wide creamy yellow to white margins comprising about half of the leaf area.... Learn More
  14. Hosta sieboldiana 'Frances Williams'
    Plantain Lily Hosta sieboldiana Frances
    Special Price €2.60 Regular Price €3.25
    Out of stock
    A beautiful shade loving variegated Hosta with large heart-shaped leaves in dark and light green colours. Flowers in early to mid summer with near... Learn More
  15. Astilbe arendsi Amethyst
    Astilbe arendsi Amethyst
    Special Price €2.90 Regular Price €5.75
    Out of stock
    Astilbe Amethyst is a lovely Astilbe blooming with large flowers on strong stems. They like a moist location and do well along a pond. Learn More
  16. Dicentra spectabilis White P13
    Dicentra spectabilis White P13
    €11.95
    Out of stock
    Remarkable cottage garden plants with exquisitely formed flowers, which 'bleed' floral droplets from the centre of the heart shaped flowers, great... Learn More
  17. Hosta So Sweet  Bare root
    Hosta So Sweet
    Special Price €2.45 Regular Price €3.25
    Out of stock
    Hosta So Sweet is a compact variety with glossy green leaves with creamy margins. Its star-shaped white flowers that appear in Summer are very... Learn More
  18. Hosta Prima Donna Bare root
    Hosta Prima Donna
    €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Prima Donna has wonderfully textured glossy green leaves with a yellow margin that changes to white as the Summer progresses. Pale lavender... Learn More
  19. Hosta Elisabeth Bare root
    Hosta Elisabeth
    Special Price €2.55 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Elisabeth is a beautiful Hosta that develops bright green foliage and an amethyst-coloured bloom. Perfect in flower beds in a shady spot in... Learn More
  20. Hosta Praying Hands Bare root
    Hosta Praying Hands
    Special Price €3.90 Regular Price €6.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Praying Hands has a unique upright form with narrow, tightly folded dark green leaves edged with yellow. Flowers in Summer with bell shaped... Learn More
  21. Hosta Sugar and Spice  Bare root
    Hosta Sugar and Spice
    Special Price €2.55 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Sugar and Spice is a medium sized variety that has wide glossy green leaves. The wavy edges emerge yellow and become creamy-white as the... Learn More
  22. Hosta Bobcat Bare root
    Hosta Bobcat
    €6.50
    Out of stock
    The Hosta Bobcat is a beautiful little hosta with blue-green leaves surrounded by a golden border that turns creamy white as the season progresses.... Learn More
  23. Hosta Sunset Grooves  Bare root
    Hosta Sunset Grooves
    €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Sunset Grooves is a small variety growing to maximum 60cm tall. It has round leaves with wide dark green margins and yellow-green centres,... Learn More
  24. Hosta Moonlight Sonata Bare root
    Hosta Moonlight Sonata
    Special Price €2.95 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Moonlight Sonata has corrugated brilliant green leaves that have slightly wavy margins. Its fragrant flowers appear in early summer before... Learn More
  25. Hosta Tropicana Bare root
    Hosta Tropicana
    Special Price €3.45 Regular Price €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Tropicana is a beautiful specimen that has pale green leaves with a yellow margin, changing to green leaves with a white margin as the season... Learn More
  26. Aconitum arendsii Los
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii x 3
    Special Price €2.80 Regular Price €3.75
    Out of stock
    Aconitum carmichaelii arendsii is an old-fashioned hardy border plant and great for planting under shrubs. It has a very special relationship with... Learn More
  27. Hosta Firn Line Bare root
    Hosta Firn Line
    Special Price €3.90 Regular Price €6.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Firn Line has heart-shaped blue leaves with a wide white margin. Hosta plants are versatile- They grow well in part sun to semi-shade, in... Learn More
  28. Hosta Blue Stilton Bare root
    Hosta Blue Stilton
    Special Price €2.55 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Blue Stilton is an attractive specimen with intense blue-grey heart-shaped leaves. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers appear in summer. It is... Learn More
  29. Hosta Diamond Tiara Bare root
    Hosta Diamond Tiara
    Special Price €4.50 Regular Price €7.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Diamond Tiara is a small specimen with a rounded habit. It is interesting for its light green foliage edged with white and its pale mauve... Learn More
  30. Hosta sieboldiana 'Elegans'
    Plantain Lily Hosta sieboldiana Elegans
    Special Price €2.60 Regular Price €3.50
    Out of stock
    'Giant Silver Leafed Hosta' Sieboldi Elegans is the most attractive of all Hostas. It has beautiful intense silver-blue-green foliage and prominent... Learn More
  31. Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    Brunnera macrophylla Variegata
    €7.95
    Out of stock
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' produces highly decorative heart shaped, variegated foliage in spring followed by sky blue forget-me-not like... Learn More
  32. Astilbe arendsii Erika
    Astilbe arendsii Erika
    €5.25
    Out of stock
    Astilbe Erika is a lovely Astilbe blooming with large pink flowers on strong stems. They like a moist location and do well along a pond. Learn More
  33. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm pot
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm p
    €9.95
    Out of stock
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' is a deciduous garden plant that eventually grows to about 40 cm high and is preferably in partial shade. ... Learn More
  34. Hosta Get Nekkid Bare root
    Hosta Get Nekkid
    Special Price €3.45 Regular Price €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Get Nekkid is a wonderfully attractive plant. It has very shiny light green leaves with wavy margins. Its flowers are very decorative,... Learn More
  35. Hosta Liberty Bare root
    Hosta Liberty
    Special Price €4.25 Regular Price €8.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Liberty has broad leaves with wide yellow-cream margins. Pretty purple flowers appear in the Summer. Hosta plants are versatile- They grow... Learn More
  36. Hosta Magic Island Bare root
    Hosta Magic Island
    €7.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Magic Island is an attractive member of the Hosta family. It has grey-blue leaves with a centre that starts creamy-white and progresses to a... Learn More
  37. Hosta Moon Split Bare root
    Hosta Moon Split
    €5.75
    Out of stock
    Hosta Moon Split has dark leaves and a golden margin. It produces pretty mauve-lavender blooms and will like a northerly, shady position. It is a... Learn More
  38. Hosta Purple Sensation Bare root
    Hosta Purple Sensation
    Special Price €4.55 Regular Price €6.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Purple Sensation features very attractive bright green foliage that is wonderfully textured. It also features unique dark purple star-shaped... Learn More
  39. Hosta Sorbet  Bare root
    Hosta Sorbet
    Special Price €5.10 Regular Price €8.50
    Out of stock
    Hosta Sorbet has thick upright varigated leaves and burgundy-red stems. Its mauve blooms appear in Summer. ... Learn More
  40. Hosta Sum and Substance  Bare root
    Hosta Sum and Substance
    €5.25
    Out of stock
    Hosta Sum and Substance is one of the largest hosta varieties. When established they can reach a width of 150cm wide and up to 90cm tall. It has... Learn More
  41. Hosta Stirfry Bare root
    Hosta Stirfry
    Special Price €2.55 Regular Price €3.95
    Out of stock
    Hosta Stirfry is a unique hosta that boasts striking, tousled, deeply cut foliage. This large, spreading hosta has huge shiny green leaves with a... Learn More
  42. Dicentra spectabilis Red
    Dicentra spectabilis Red
    €4.95
    Out of stock
    Remarkable plants with exquisitely formed heart shaped flowers hence the name Bleeding Heart Plant . Learn More
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Shade-loving plants are very important to many gardens as they can bring light to darker areas of the garden.

Take for example a variegated Hosta, the radiant foliage will enhance the darker area of the garden and brighten it up.

We all have a bit of shade in the garden, but this shouldn't be seen as a problem as there are so many shade tolerant plants available to brighten even the darkest of areas.

We've put together a list of some of the most popular shade loving plants to help you on your way to a colourful garden. It's good to note how long the area is in the shade for when you are selecting your plants some plants grow in partial shade with just a few hours of sun each day whereas others will grow in almost total shade.

Beautiful shady garden

How to make a beautiful shady garden? With perennials, of course! Many people think that perennials do not grow in the shade. Fortunately, there are many examples of beautiful shady gardens to prove the opposite. The range of perennials in the shade is surprisingly huge.

A shady garden is not necessarily boring, in the cool shade grow the most beautiful plants for shade. They may be less spectacular, but no less beautiful. We speak of shade, when in summer there is less than three hours a day of direct sunlight, or over a long period of time, filtered light shines on the plant. Achieving a successful plantation in a shady garden is not difficult. It is important to consider the amount of shade. In the low light environment of deciduous trees and shrubs or in front of a wall, there is surprisingly a large range of shade plants that can grow.

Taking care of shadow plants

Shade is not usually the biggest problem for shade plants, it is mostly dry soil under trees or walls to the north. If the light is low and there is almost no water, then most shade plants die. Give them more water during dry periods. You also help them by covering them with dead leaves, so the water is better preserved in the soil. Spread each year a layer of compost, wood chips or bark between the shade plants. This produces a little more humus in the soil. Humus acts like a sponge and retains water better.

Excellent 4.5/5

Based on 3.449 reviews
star star star star star
Martina O. from Cork
02-06-2022
Plants were in excellent condition when they arrived. From ordering to delivery was excellent. Looking forward to watching the vines grow and hopefully we will enjoy the grapes in the near future.
Excellent
star
Wayne B. from Waterford
01-06-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
Excellent
star
Ciara O. from Leixlip
03-06-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
Excellent
star