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Martina O. from Cork
02-09-2022
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
28-08-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
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Ciara O. from Leixlip
23-08-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
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  1. Hosta Moonlight Sonata Bare root
    Hosta Moonlight Sonata
    €3.95
    Stock 100+
    Hosta Moonlight Sonata has corrugated brilliant green leaves that have slightly wavy margins. Its fragrant flowers appear in early summer before... Learn More
  2. Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata'
    Hosta fortunei Aureomarginata
    €5.75
    Stock 25
    Hosta fortunei Aureomarginata is one of the most popular hosta plants. It has large green heart-shaped leaves edged with golden, the margin fades... Learn More
  3. Hosta Avocado Bare root
    Hosta Avocado
    €3.95
    Stock 51
    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
  4. Hosta 'Halcyon' 9 cm
    Hosta Tardiana Halcyon 9cm
    Special Price €4.00 Regular Price €5.75
    Stock 38
    Hosta Halcyon is a medium sized variety with handsome heart shaped, silver-blue foliage and attractive pale lavender flowers in summer. Perfect for... Learn More
  5. Hosta August Moon 9 cm
    Hosta August Moon
    Special Price €4.15 Regular Price €5.95
    Stock 100+
    Hosta August Moon is a must to add to your hosta collection this year. In mid-summer it produces heart-shaped, cupped, pale green leaves sometimes... Learn More
  6. Hosta Wide Brim 9 cm
    Hosta Wide Brim
    €5.50
    Only 4 left
    Hostas are very tough, long-lived, shade-loving perennials. 'Wide Brim' is a clump-forming perennial with heart-shaped, dark green leaves broadly... Learn More
  7. Hosta Albomarginata 9 cm
    Hosta Albomarginata
    €5.50
    Only 5 left
    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
  8. Hosta fortunei 'Aureomarginata' 13 cm
    Hosta fortunei Aureomarginata
    Special Price €11.65 Regular Price €14.95
    Only 7 left
    Hosta Aureomarginata has beautiful leaves, green with a yellow edge, and a lilac flower. The flowering period is from July to August and the height... Learn More
  9. Hosta White Feather Bare root
    Hosta White Feather
    €5.25
    Stock 100+
    Hosta White Feather is an interesting variety. Its young foliage emerges pure white in Spring. As the year goes on, the plant becomes pale green... Learn More
  10. Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersen  9 cm
    Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersens Variety
    €5.25
    Stock 15
    Geranium macrorrhizum Ingwersen's variety is great choice for groundcovering, or edging the border, in summer bears clusters of soft pink... Learn More
  11. Hosta Big Daddy 9 cm
    Hosta Big Daddy
    €6.50
    Stock 19
    Big Daddy is a large, blue-leaved hosta that produces dense neat mounds of attractive foliage and its pretty funnel-shaped, pale lavender... Learn More
  12. Hosta Anne Bare root
    Hosta Anne
    €4.75
    Stock 81
    Hosta Anne has dark green leaves with a striking wide yellow margin. This plant gives a unique look to your garden. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  13. Hosta Color Festival Bare root
    Hosta Color Festival
    €7.50
    Stock 27
    Hosta Colour Festival features leaves with a white centre that goes from light yellow to a dark green margin. Hosta Color Festival is a... Learn More
  14. Hosta Lakeside Little Tuft Bare root
    Hosta Lakeside Little Tuft
    €3.95
    Stock 89
    Hosta Lakeside Little Tuft has interesting elongated leaves with creamy white centres and dark green margins. Pale purple flowers appear in... Learn More
  15. Hosta Paul Revere Bare root
    Hosta Paul Revere
    €7.50
    Stock 46
    Hosta Paul Revere has cream-white centered leaves and dark green edges. Lavender coloured flowers appear in Summer. ... Learn More
  16. Hosta Praying Hands Bare root
    Hosta Praying Hands
    €6.50
    Stock 66
    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
  17. Hosta Blue Cadet Bare root
    Hosta Blue Cadet
    €3.50
    Stock 47
    The Hosta Blue Cadet is a medium-sized specimen with attractive blue-green veined heart-shaped leaves. Pale lavender bell-shaped flowers appear in... Learn More
  18. Hosta Tropicana Bare root
    Hosta Tropicana
    €5.75
    Stock 45
    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
  19. Brunnera macrophylla  9 cm pot
    Brunnera macrophylla
    €6.50
    Only 6 left
    Brunnera macrophylla or forget-me-not is often used as a foliage plant and ground cover in partial shade or shade. The leaves of Brunnera... Learn More
  20. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
    Hakonechloa macra Aureola
    €11.95
    Stock 32
    Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a clump forming compact deciduous perennial grass suitable for growing in borders or containers. This wonderful... Learn More
  21. Epimedium x Rubrum 9 cm
    Epimedium x Rubrum
    €5.95
    Stock 78
    Barrenwort are great low maintenance plants for the shaded-garden, excellent for edging or as a ground cover. ... Learn More
  22. Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart  9 cm
    Geranium macrorrhizum Spessart
    Special Price €3.70 Regular Price €5.25
    Stock 52
    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
  23. Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum 9 cm
    Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum
    Special Price €4.15 Regular Price €5.95
    Stock 37
    Epimedium x versicolor Sulphureum is both exquisitely beautiful and highly tolerant in regard to growing conditions. Producing light sprays of... Learn More
  24. Epimedium pinnatum colchicum 9 cm
    Epimedium pinnatum colchicum
    €5.95
    Stock 39
    Epimedium pinnatum subsp. colchicum is a mat-forming perennial with evergreen leaves suitable for the shaded garden. The large bright yellow... Learn More
  25. Epimedium x youngianum Roseum 9 cm
    Epimedium youngianum Roseum
    €6.50
    Stock 18
    Ground covering perennial that flourishes in light shade under trees and shrubs. Producing light sprays of lilac-rose insignificant flowers in... Learn More
  26. Hosta fortunei 'Albopicta' 9 cm
    Hosta fortunei Albopicta
    €5.75
    Stock 13
    This lovely Hosta boasts gold and green variegated foliage which help add extra depth and dimension to borders and you will also be rewarded with... Learn More
  27. Hosta sieboldii 9 cm
    Hosta sieboldiana
    €5.75
    Stock 23
    Prized for it's large heart-shaped leaves in shades of dark and light green this Hosta flowers early to mid summer with near white flowers... Learn More
  28. Hosta Krossa Regal 9 cm
    Hosta Krossa Regal
    €6.50
    Stock 19
    Krossa Regal is richly textured with twisted, deeply ridged leaves and pale lavender flowers in summer. This bold variety is a real eyecatcher!... Learn More
  29. Hosta Blue Mouse Ears 9 cm
    Hosta Blue Mouse Ears
    €6.95
    Stock 25
    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
  30. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm pot
    Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' 9 cm p
    €9.95
    Stock 12
    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
  31. Helleborus or. dubbel Ellen White   9cm Pot
    Helleborus or. dubbel Ellen White
    €9.50
    Stock 24
    Helleborus orientalis 'Double Ellen' blooms with beautiful double flowers on long stems. They are a great addition for Winter pots and containers,... Learn More
  32. Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd Bare root
    Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd
    Special Price €2.45 Regular Price €3.50
    Stock 100+
    The Hosta Abiqua Drinking Gourd has round blue-grey puckered leaves. This plant has beautiful white flowers from July to August and grows best in... Learn More
  33. Hosta Banana Kid Bare root
    Hosta Banana Kid
    €4.95
    Stock 44
    Hosta Banana Kid has yellow-green textured large leaves. The bright, chartreuse hue of this versatile perennial is spectacular. Grows quickly with... Learn More
  34. Hosta Bobcat Bare root
    Hosta Bobcat
    €6.50
    Stock 88
    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
  35. Hosta Broadway Bare root
    Hosta Broadway
    €6.50
    Stock 23
    Hosta Broadway is a medium to large sized hosta with striking foliage that develops lavender colored flowers midsummer. Hosta plants are versatile-... Learn More
  36. Hosta Enchiladas Bare root
    Hosta Enchiladas
    €7.50
    Stock 41
    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
  37. Hosta Fire and Ice Bare root
    Hosta Fire and Ice
    €6.95
    Stock 29
    Hosta Fire and Ice has white centred leaves, with dark green edges. Plant in a spot that gets the morning sun for optimal growth. Perfect for low... Learn More
  38. Hosta Firn Line Bare root
    Hosta Firn Line
    €6.50
    Stock 86
    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
  39. Hosta Get Nekkid Bare root
    Hosta Get Nekkid
    €5.75
    Stock 42
    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
  40. Hosta June Bare root
    Hosta June
    €7.50
    Stock 41
    The Hosta June root produces medium-sized, oval foliage, very nicely variegated with deep green, pale green and delicate gold. It produces lots of... Learn More
  41. Hosta Magic Island Bare root
    Hosta Magic Island
    €7.50
    Stock 48
    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
  42. Hosta Mama Mia Bare root
    Hosta Mama Mia
    €4.75
    Stock 42
    The Hosta Mama Mia Hosta is a pretty perennial that can grow up to 35cm tall and 60cm wide. This rustic hosta is resistant to temperatures down to... Learn More
  43. Hosta Miracle Lemony Bare root
    Hosta Miracle Lemony
    €12.95
    Stock 42
    The Hosta Miracle Lemony remains the very first hosta to produce yellow flowers. The bright yellow flowers it produces are bell-shaped and give off... Learn More
  44. Hosta Moon Split Bare root
    Hosta Moon Split
    €5.75
    Stock 46
    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
  45. Hosta Prima Donna Bare root
    Hosta Prima Donna
    Special Price €2.75 Regular Price €3.95
    Stock 70
    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
  46. Hosta Purple Sensation Bare root
    Hosta Purple Sensation
    €6.50
    Stock 89
    Hosta Purple Sensation features very attractive bright green foliage that is wonderfully textured. It also features unique dark purple star-shaped... Learn More
  47. Hosta So Sweet  Bare root
    Hosta So Sweet
    €3.25
    Stock 83
    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
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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 4.049 reviews
star star star star star
Martina O. from Cork
02-09-2022
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
28-08-2022
Plant arrived on time and in tip top condition, will not hesitate to order again.
Excellent
star
Ciara O. from Leixlip
23-08-2022
Excellent range of plants. Good delivery service. Details of plants and how to care for them always included.
Excellent
star