11 Shade-Loving Container Plants

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

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • Autumnale Prefers Cooler Weather

    '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

    'Plum Pudding' heuchera

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

  • Flowering Pink Begonia

    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

    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

    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

    'Little Diamond' ivy

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

  • blue hosta prefers cooler conditions

    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

    Busy lizzie

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

  • evergold hachijoensis prefers cooler

    '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.

    Primula, Gold-Laced Group

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

  • Keep Male Fern Cool

    Male fern

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

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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