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Shade Loving Perennials

Selecting the ‘right plant for the right place’ is a key factor in growing a successful and beautiful garden. For shaded or partially shaded gardens, we have put together a list of our favorite perennials that perform exceptionally well in our Pittsburgh climate. To see these beauties in person, come into Reilly’s and our perennial associates will help you create a stunning combination that is just right for your garden.

Also see our list of Sun Loving Perennials and Deer Resistant Perennials.


Common Name Latin Name
Bugbane Actaea
Lady’s Mantle Alchemilla mollis
Snowdrop Anemone Anemone sylvestris
Japanese Windflower Anemone
Columbine Aquilegia
Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum
Goatsbeard Aruncus
Canadian Wild Ginger Asarum canadense
False Spirea Astilbe
Heartleaf Bergenia Bergenia cordifolia
Siberian Bugloss Brunnera macrophylla
Turtlehead Chelone glabra
Lily-of-the-Valley Convallaria majalis
Yellow Bleeding Heart Corydalis lutea
Bleeding Heart Dicentra
Foxglove Digitalis
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia
Chocolate Snakeroot Eupatorium r. ‘Chocolate’
Lady Fern Alhyrium filix-femina
Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris
Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides
Japanese Tassel Fern Polustichum polyblepharum
Sweet Woodruff Galium oderatum
Variegated Forest Grass Hakonechloa m. ‘Aureola’
Lenten Rose Helleborus
Coral Bells Heuchera
Plantain Lily Hosta
Ligularia Ligularia
Virginia Bluebells Mertensia virginica
Japanese Spurge Pachysandra terminalis
Woodland Phlox Phlox divaricata
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum
Jacob’s Ladder Polemonium
Variegated Solomon’s Seal Polygonatum ‘Variegatum’
Lungwort Pulmonaria
Meadow Rue Thalictrum
Foam Flower Tiarella
Toad Lily Tricyrtis
Great White Trillium Trillium grandiflorum
Periwinkle Vinca minor



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Contact the Perennial Manager

If you have any questions concerning the Perennial Department please don’t hesitate to contact Elise in our Perennial Department! We will be more than happy to assist you in your gardening needs!!!

perennials@ reillyssummerseatfarm.com

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