11 Shade-Loving Container Plants

Explore the diversity of plants that will love living in a cozy planter in the shade.

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Autumnale Prefers Cooler Weather DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Autumnale' fuchsia

Mature size: 12 inches tall by 16 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full to part sun, moist, well-drained soil.

Plum Pudding Prefers Cooler Weather DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Plum Pudding' heuchera

Mature size: 16 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: shade or sun, moist, well-drained soil.

Flowering Pink Begonia DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Flowering begonia

Mature size: 16 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun to full shade, moist, well-drained soil.

White Leaves of Deadnettle DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Deadnettle

Mature size: 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun to full shade, moist, well-drained soil.

Viola Prefers Cooler Conditions DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Viola, Princess Series

Mature size: 6 inches tall by 8 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full to part sun, moist soil.

Little Diamond Ivy at Home in Cooler Temperatures DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Little Diamond' ivy

Mature size: 12 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun, moist, well-drained soil.

blue hosta prefers cooler conditions DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Hosta

Mature size: 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun to full shade, moist, well-drained soil.

busy lizzie impatiens prefers cooler conditions DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Busy lizzie

Mature size: 14 inches tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun to light shade, moist soil.

evergold hachijoensis prefers cooler DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Evergold' carex

Magture size: 12 inches tall and 14 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full to part sun, moist, well-drained soil.

Primula, Gold Laced Group with Purple Flowers. DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Primula, Gold-Laced Group

Mature size: 10 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun, moist soil.

Keep Male Fern Cool DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Male fern

Mature size: 3 feet tall and wide. Ideal growing conditions: part sun to light shade, moist soil.

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© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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