Shade Gardening Plants – Zone 8

Shade Gardening for Zone 8 Plants – Partial Shade & Full Shade

This is a full list of shade plants that will survive a Zone 8 hardiness gardening zone. Each plant contains two links providing growing information, watering needs, flower color, and when it blooms. Enjoy our photos.

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Alaskan Fern

 


Polystichum setiferum
Item #3649
Shade Loving



American Maidenhair Fern

 

Adiantum pedatum

Item #8362
Native Plant

NEW PLANT



Aphrodite Plantain Lily

Hosta plantaginea ‘Aphrodite’
Item #3698
Fragrant


 

Arc En Ciel Cinquefoil

Potentilla ‘Arc En Ciel’
Item #1948
Summer Flowering



Aurea Marginata Plantain Lily
Hosta fortunei ‘Aurea Marginata’
Item #0692
Shade Loving



Auslese Lady’s Mantle

 

Alchemilla mollis ‘Auslese’
Item #0201
Shade Loving


 

Autumn Fern

Dryopteris erythrosora
Item #3624
Shade Loving



Beacon Silver Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatum ‘Beacon Silver’
Item #2489
Summer Flowering



Becca™ Flax Lily

 

Dianella caerulea ‘DCNC0’ P.P.# 18505

Item #9828
Easy Care Plant

NEW PLANT



Beesia

Beesia deltophylla
Item #5002
Woodland Garden


 

Beni Gaku Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni Gaku’
Item #4234
Summer Flowering



Black Negligee Snakeroot
Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Black Negligee’
Item #3951
Woodland Garden

Black Velvet Foam Flower

Tiarella x ‘Black Velvet’ P.P.# 12348
Item #7308
Dramatic Foliage Color


 

Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis
Item #0484
Native Plant



Bowles’ Common Periwinkle
Vinca minor ‘Bowles’
Item #7613
Cottage Garden Plant



Bridal Veil® Astilbe

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Bridal Veil’

Item #0159
Showy Flowers



Bright Lights Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Bright Lights’
Item #2561
Woodland Garden

 



Brilliance Autumn Fern

 


Dryopteris erythrosora ‘Brilliance’
Item #2122
Dramatic Foliage Color



Brunette Snakeroot

 

Cimicifuga ramosa ‘Brunette’

Item #0430
Woodland Garden


Burgundy Lace Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum ‘Burgundy Lace’ P.P.# 15072
Item #2206
Dramatic Foliage Color

 



Carolina Allspice

 


Calycanthus floridus
Item #1451
Fragrant



Cassa Blue™ Flax Lily
Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’ P.P.# 17998
Item #9830
Easy Care Plant



Cast Iron Plant

 

Aspidistra elatior
Item #0345
Shade Loving


 

Cherry Berry Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Cherry Berry’
Item #1676
Dramatic Foliage Color

Chinese Astilbe
Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’
Item #0352
Deer Resistant

NEW PLANT



Chinese Fairy Bells

Disporum cantoniense ‘Green Giant’


Item #4983
Woodland Garden



Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides
Item #8371
Woodland Garden

 



Christmas Tree Plantain Lily

 


Hosta x ‘Christmas Tree’
Item #2510
Shade Loving



Creeping Wintergreen

 

Gaultheria procumbens

Item #3779
Ornamental Berries



Crested Lady Fern

Athyrium filix femina ‘Cristatum’
Item #3610
Shade Loving

 



Deer Fern

 


Blechnum spicant
Item #2812
Shade Loving



Deutschland Astilbe

 

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Deutschland’

Item #0351
Shade Loving



Diamond Tiara Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Diamond Tiara’
Item #3253
Shade Loving

 



Dixie Wood Fern

 


Dryopteris x australis
Item #2123
Woodland Garden



Elegans Plantain Lily

 

Hosta sieboldiana ‘Elegans’

Item #4183
Shade Loving



Eola Salad Bowl Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Eola Salad Bowl’
Item #4149
Shade Loving


 

Eola Sapphire Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Eola Sapphire’
Item #4147
Shade Loving



Europa Japanese Astilbe
Astilbe japonica ‘Europa’
Item #0164
Spring Flowering

Fanal Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Fanal’
Item #0350
Shade Loving


 

Fingerleaf Rodgersia

Rodgersia aesculifolia
Item #6957
Woodland Garden



Fire And Ice Plantain Lily
Hosta x ‘Fire and Ice’
Item #1749
Dramatic Foliage Color

NEW PLANT



Fireworks Rodgersia

Rodgersia ‘Fireworks’


Item #3223
Woodland Garden



Flavocircinalis Plantain Lily

Hosta tokudama ‘Flavocircinalis’
Item #1630
Shade Loving

 



Fortune’s Holly Fern

 


Cyrtomium fortunei
Item #2983
Woodland Garden



Fragrant Sarcococca

 

Sarcococca ruscifolia

Item #7051
Deer Resistant



Francee Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Francee’
Item #4169
Shade Loving

 



Frances Williams Plantain Lily

 


Hosta sieboldiana ‘Frances Williams’
Item #4223
Shade Loving



Frosted Jade Plantain Lily

 

Hosta ‘Frosted Jade’

Item #4395
Dramatic Foliage Color



Ghost Fern

Athyrium ‘Ghost’
Item #1876
Woodland Garden

 

Ginger Ale Coral Bells


Heuchera ‘Ginger Ale’ P.P.# 18173
Item #2223
Dramatic Foliage Color



Ginko Craig Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Ginko Craig’

Item #4153
Shade Loving



Gold Fountains Sedge

Carex dolichostachya ‘Kaga Nishiki’
Item #3593
Shade Loving

 

NEW PLANT



Gold Heart Bleeding Heart

Dicentra spectabilis ‘Gold Heart’
Item #3562
Dramatic Foliage Color

Gold Standard Plantain Lily


Hosta fortunei ‘Gold Standard’
Item #4179
Shade Loving



Gold Stripe Flax Lily

 

Dianella tasmanica ‘Yellow Stripe’

Item #1635
Dramatic Foliage Color



Golden Guinea Japanese Rose

Kerria japonica ‘Golden Guinea’
Item #0877
Shade Loving

 



Golden Prayers Plantain Lily

 


Hosta x ‘Golden Prayers’
Item #4177
Shade Loving



Golden Tiara Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Golden Tiara’

Item #4208
Shade Loving



Granat Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Granat’
Item #0162
Woodland Garden

 

NEW PLANT



Great Expectations Plantain Lily

Hosta ‘Great Expectations’
Item #1991
Dramatic Foliage Color



Green Carpet Vinca

 


Vinca minor ‘Green Carpet’
Item #7606
Cottage Garden Plant



Green Lustre Japanese Holly

 

Ilex crenata ‘Green Lustre’

Item #0753
Hedge Plant



Green Sheen Japanese Spurge

Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Sheen’
Item #6335
Shade Loving

 



Guacamole Plantain Lily

 


Hosta x ‘Guacamole’
Item #1752
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT


Hadspen Blue Plantain Lily


Hosta x ‘Hadspen Blue’
Item #3189
Shade Loving



Halcyon Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x tardiana ‘Halcyon’
Item #4187
Shade Loving


 

Hard Shield Fern

Polystichum aculeatum
Item #3646
Woodland Garden

NEW PLANT



Hardy Fuchsia



Fuchsia ‘Genii’
Item #4986
Summer Flowering



Hennie Graafland Star Astilbe

 

Astilbe simplicifolia ‘Hennie Graafland’

Item #0163
Dwarf Habit



High Contrast Lungwort

Pulmonaria ‘High Contrast’ P.P.# 12337
Item #4403
Dramatic Foliage Color

 



Himalayan Sarcococca

 


Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Item #7050
Deer Resistant



Holly Fern

 

Cyrtomium falcatum ‘Rochfordianum’

Item #3615
Shade Loving



Honeybells Plantain Lily

Hosta x plantaginea ‘Honeybells’
Item #0713
Shade Loving

 



Hot Lips Turtlehead

 


Chelone lyonii ‘Hot Lips’
Item #2419
Fall Flowering



Hottsy Tottsy Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Hottsy Tottsy’

Item #4148
Shade Loving



Indian Holly Fern

Arachniodes simplicior ‘Variegata’
Item #0086
Woodland Garden

 



Ivory Prince Lenten Rose

 


Helleborus x hybridus ‘Walhelivor’ P.P.# 16199
Item #3999
Shade Loving



Japanese Beech Fern

 

Thelypteris decursive-pinnata

Item #0509
Shade Loving



Japanese Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum ‘Pictum’
Item #3612
Shade Loving

 

NEW PLANT



Japanese Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia var. drupacea
Item #3521
Year-round Interest

NEW PLANT



Japanese Plum Yew

Cephalotaxus harringtonia
Item #3522
Easy Care Plant



Japanese Skimmia (Male)
Skimmia japonica (Male)
Item #7106
Fragrant

NEW PLANT



King Of Hearts Bleeding Heart

Dicentra x ‘King of Hearts’


Item #0481
Woodland Garden



Korean Rock Fern

Polystichum tsus-simense
Item #8373
Woodland Garden

 



Krossa Regal Plantain Lily

 


Hosta x ‘Krossa Regal’
Item #4182
Shade Loving



Lady Fern

 

Athyrium filix-femina

Item #0502
Woodland Garden



Lady In Red Fern

Athyrium filix-femina ‘Lady In Red’
Item #1924
Dramatic Foliage Color

 



Le Ann™ Cleyera

 


Ternstroemia gymnanthera ‘Contherann’ P.P.# 11737
Item #1258
Hedge Plant



Lily-Of-The-Valley

 

Convallaria majalis

Item #2789
Showy Flowers



Little Leo Leopard’s Bane

Doronicum orientale ‘Little Leo’
Item #3329
Long Bloom Season

 



Log Fern

 


Dryopteris celsa
Item #0504
Woodland Garden

Luxuriant Fringed Bleeding Heart

Dicentra x ‘Luxuriant’ P.P.# 3324

Item #3161
Easy Care Plant



Madison Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Madison’
Item #1273
Fragrant

 



Makinoi’s Holly Fern

 


Polystichum makinoi
Item #3481
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Mardi Gras Bicolor Mix Lenten Rose


Helleborus ‘Mardi Gras Bicolor Mix’
Item #5772
Winter Flowering

NEW PLANT



Mardi Gras Black Shades Lenten Rose

Helleborus ‘Mardi Gras Black Shades’


Item #5698
Winter Flowering

NEW PLANT



Mardi Gras Red Shades Lenten Rose

Helleborus ‘Mardi Gras Red Shades’
Item #5699
Winter Flowering

NEW PLANT



Mardi GrasYellow Shades Lenten Rose

Helleborus ‘Mardi Gras Yellow Shades’
Item #5773
Winter Flowering

 

NEW PLANT



Margaret Wilson Geranium

Geranium phaeum ‘Margaret Wilson’
Item #4404
Shade Loving



Mexican Anise-Tree

 


Illicium mexicanum
Item #4611
Fragrant



Minuteman Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Minuteman’

Item #0698
Summer Flowering

NEW PLANT



Mirranda Climbing Hydrangea

Hydrangea anomala petiolaris ‘Mirranda’
Item #3501
Year-round Interest

NEW PLANT



Mountain Lady’s Mantle

Alchemilla alpina
Item #4868
Rock Garden Plant

 



Mr. Goldstrike Aucuba

 


Aucuba japonica ‘Mr. Goldstrike’
Item #0356
Shade Loving



Neon Lights Foam Flower

 

Tiarella x ‘Neon Lights’ P.P.# 13289

Item #2559
Shade Loving


Night Before Christmas Hosta

Hosta x ‘Night Before Christmas’
Item #4165
Shade Loving

 



Olive Bailey Langdon Plantain Lily

 


Hosta x ‘Olive Bailey Langdon’
Item #2839
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT


Orange Marmalade Plantain Lily


Hosta ‘Orange Marmalade’
Item #3548
Dramatic Foliage Color



Orchid Frost Spotted Dead Nettle

 

Lamium maculatum ‘Orchid Frost’ P.P.# 11122
Item #0908
Shade Loving


 

Patriot Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Patriot’
Item #4188
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Peacock Spikemoss



Selaginella uncinata
Item #7702
Groundcover

Pewter Lace Painted Fern

Athyrium niponicum ‘Pewter Lace’ P.P. # 15721

Item #4454
Shade Loving



Picturata Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Picturata’
Item #0360
Shade Loving

 



Pink Lady Lenten Rose

 


Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pink Lady’
Item #2344
Shade Loving



Pink Skyrocket Foam Flower

 

Tiarella x ‘Pink Skyrocket’ P.P.# 13382

Item #3558
Woodland Garden



Pirate’s Patch Foam Flower

Tiarella x ‘Pirate’s Patch’ P.P.# 14907
Item #3659
Prolific Flowering

 



Purple Dragon Dead Nettle

 


Lamium maculatum ‘Purple Dragon’ P.P.# 15890
Item #2490
Dramatic Foliage Color



Quicksilver Chinese Wild Ginger

 

Asarum splendens ‘Quicksilver’

Item #2912
Shade Loving



Raspberry Splash Lungwort

Pulmonaria longifolia ‘Raspberry Splash’ P.P.# 12138
Item #1106
Shade Loving

 



Red Baron Creeping Wintergreen

 


Gaultheria procumbens ‘Red Baron’
Item #1761
Groundcover



Red Lady Lenten Rose

 

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Red Lady’

Item #1799
Shade Loving


Red Sentinel Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Red Sentinel’
Item #0168
Woodland Garden

 



Reeves Skimmia

 


Skimmia reevesiana
Item #7108
Fragrant

NEW PLANT


Regal Red Japanese Painted Fern


Athyrium niponicum ‘Regal Red’
Item #2204
Shade Loving



Regal Splendor Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Regal Splendor’
Item #0701
Shade Loving


 

Rheinland Astilbe

Astilbe x arendsii ‘Rheinland’
Item #0354
Shade Loving



Robust Male Fern
Dryopteris felix-mas ‘Undulata Robusta’
Item #0506
Shade Loving

Robust Male Fern

Dryopteris felix-mas ‘Robusta’
Item #3626
Shade Loving


 

Rosy Australian Maidenhair Fern

Adiantum hispidulum
Item #0501
Shade Loving



Royal Heritage™ Strain Lenten Rose

 


Helleborus x hybridus ‘Royal Heritage Strain’
Item #3998
Shade Loving



Royal Standard Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x plantaginea ‘Royal Standard’

Item #4173
Shade Loving



Rozannie Japanese Aucuba

Aucuba japonica ‘Rozannie’
Item #0366
Compact Habit

 

NEW PLANT



Ruby Red Spikemoss

Selaginella erythropus ‘Sanguinea’
Item #7703
Dramatic Foliage Color

NEW PLANT



Santa’s Delight® English Holly

Ilex aquifolium ‘Sadezam’
Item #2396
Year-round Interest



Sawtoothed Japanese Aucuba

 


Aucuba japonica ‘Serratifolia’
Item #0365
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Scarletta® Fetterbush



Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Zeblid’ P.P.# 5195
Item #4438
Dramatic Foliage Color



Serendipity Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Serendipity’

Item #4184
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Sichuan Jade Solomon’s Seal

Disporopsis jinfushanensis ‘Sichuan Jade’
Item #5356
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Silver Bouquet Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria ‘Silver Bouquet’ P.P.# 20059
Item #5396

 



Silver Lace Christmas Rose

 


Helleborus argutifolius ‘Silver Lace’
Item #3545
Winter Flowering



Sitting Pretty Plantain Lily

 

Hosta x ‘Sitting Pretty’

Item #4152
Dwarf Habit



Sneezy Rhododendron

Rhododendron x ‘Sneezy’ (H-2)
Item #1019
Spring Flowering

 



Southern Wood Fern

 


Thelypteris normalis
Item #0511
Groundcover



Spreading Japanese Plum Yew

 

Cephalotaxus harringtonia ‘Prostrata’

Item #2883
Easy Care Plant

NEW PLANT



Stained Glass Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Stained Glass’
Item #4467
Dramatic Foliage Color

NEW PLANT



Sugar & Spice Foam Flower

Tiarella x ‘Sugar & Spice’ P.P.# 16738
Item #4756
Prolific Flowering


 

Sum & Substance Hosta

Hosta x ‘Sum & Substance’
Item #8397
Shade Loving



Sunny Skies Periwinkle

 


Vinca minor ‘Sunny Skies’ P.P.# 13466
Item #3692
Dramatic Foliage Color

Sweet Woodruff

Galium odoratum

Item #2383
Groundcover


Sweetbox

Sarcococca confusa
Item #1177
Fragrant

 



Tasred™ Flax Lily

 


Dianella tasmanica ‘TR20’ P.P# 18737
Item #9829
Easy Care Plant



Tassel Fern

 

Polystichum polyblepharum

Item #8372
Woodland Garden



Trevi Fountain Lungwort

Pulmonaria ‘Trevi Fountain’ P.P.# 13047
Item #3561
Showy Flowers

 



Variegated Bishop’s Weed

 


Aegopodium podagraria ‘Variegatum’
Item #1837
Groundcover



Variegated Common Periwinkle

 

Vinca minor ‘Variegata’

Item #7614
Deer Resistant



Variegated Flax Lily

Dianella tasmanica ‘Variegata’
Item #3134
Shade Loving

 



Variegated Gold Dust Plant

 


Aucuba japonica ‘Variegata’
Item #0375
Shade Loving



Variegated Jacob’s Ladder

 

Polemonium ‘Brise d’Anjou’ P.P.# 9781

Item #6536
Shade Loving



Variegated Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Sagae’
Item #4186
Shade Loving

 

Variegated Siberian Bugloss


Brunnera macrophylla ‘Variegata’
Item #1365
Groundcover

Variegated Solomon’s Seal

Polygonatum falcatum ‘Variegatum’

Item #1516
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Very Berry Creeping Wintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens ‘Very Berry’
Item #3778
Groundcover


 

Visions Astilbe

Astilbe chinensis ‘Visions’
Item #0362
Shade Loving



Whirlwind Plantain Lily
Hosta x ‘Whirlwind’
Item #2184
Dramatic Foliage Color

Wide Brim Plantain Lily

Hosta x ‘Wide Brim’
Item #4185
Shade Loving

NEW PLANT



Windcliff Pachysandra

Pachysandra axillaris ‘Windcliff’
Item #5357
Groundcover

 



Wine Common Periwinkle

 


Vinca minor ‘Atropurpurea’
Item #7608
Cottage Garden Plant

Winterglow Bergenia

Bergenia cordifolia ‘Winterglut’

Item #2202
Year-round Interest



Yellow Anise Tree

Illicium parviflorum
Item #0798
Fragrant

 

 


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2 Comments

    William Saxon

    Please send catalog of shade perrenials for zone 8

    Jim vaughn

    Send catalog

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