Finding plants that can grow in shady areas is just half the battle. You also want to pick plants that can lighten up the area by reflecting the limited light.

  • Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum'
  • Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'
  • bergenia
  • busy lizzie (Impatiens): varieties with pale flowers
  • Christmas box (Sarcococca)
  • clematis: varieties with pale flowers such as 'Nelly Moser'
  • Daphne laureola
  • Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'. E. 'Emerald 'n' Gold' and 'Silver Queen'
  • Fatsia japonica
  • foxglove, white (Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora)
  • hellebores H. foetidus and Lenten rose (H. hybridus)
  • Iris foetidissima var. citrina
  • ivies: with variegated leaves (Hedera colchica and H. helix varieties)
  • pulmonarias
  • spring bulbs including winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis), snowdrops (Galanthus) and Narcissus
  • vincas: variegated varieties

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