Wildflowers Shade to Semi Shade

 

 

Clintonia umbellulata  -  Speckled Clintonia, Blackbead Lily



Has delicate white flowers that appear in the spring atop of a 8-15 inch stalk. The leaves are basal and somewhat thick with a medium green color. We consider this plant to be a slow to moderate spreader, often seen in the wild in very large patches but keep in mind they have probably been there a very long time. They spread by rhizomes just slightly below the soil level and can be easily divided as they mature. Pick a spot in your garden that has very rich soil. While the best spot for these is in the shade they can tolerate some sun, preferably morning sun. In the late summer to fall they have a black to deep blue berry on them hence the common name Blackbead Lily.

Shade, Rich Soil, Spring, 8-15 in Tall, Zones 4-8

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Collinsonia canadensis  -   Citronella



This plant has fragrant lemon yellow flowers in the summer. The leaves are large with toothed edges. Grows best in a shady damp spot. The stems are juicy and smell of citronella when crushed. Makes a very large clump when mature, very hardy plant.

Shade, Moist Rich Soil, Summer, 1-3 ft Tall, Zones 3-9

 

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Convallaria majuscula -  Lily-of-the-Valley




Most everyone has probably heard of this plant as it is very popular for gardeners as well as in the florist industry for cut flowers. the best place to grow this is in shade to semi-shade, however it will tolerate some sun in cooler climates. it makes a great ground cover once established which will take 2 or 3 years, so plant this somewhere it has room to spread and will not choke out your other flowers. the small white bell shaped flowers appear in late spring to early summer and the plant itself stays relatively short about 6-12 inches tall.

Semi-shade to Shade, Rich Soil, Spring to Summer, 6-12 in. Tall, Zones 2-9

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Delphinum tricorne - Larkspur




Has a beautiful deep purple flower in the early spring, probably one of the most vivid colors you will find that grows in the shade.  Must have very rich organic moist soil and full shade to survive. Often grows around old rotten dead stumps where the soil is loose and rich.

Shade, Rich Organic Soil, Spring, 1-2 ft tall, Zones 4-8

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Dicentra cucullaria  - Dutchman’s Breeches

 

 



One of the first things to bloom in the early Spring has small white flowers. The foliage is light green and very finely cut almost resembles a fern frond. Enjoy this while you can in the spring because shortly after it blooms, which last about 2 or 3 weeks if the weather is good, the plant will die completely down as it goes dormant for the season. You might want to mark this someway in your garden so you do not disturb it during the season. Must have rich loose soil, preferably on the north side where the soil remains cool. Once it gets established it will slowly spread but be patient. Blooms resemble a pair of Dutchman's Breeches.

Shade, Rich Cool Soil, Early Spring, 6-18 in. Tall, Zones 3-8

 

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Dicentra eximia    -   Fringed Bleeding Heart


 
                                                                                       
 

What makes this one of our customer favorites is that it blooms from first sign of warm weather until the frost kills it back in the fall. The pink flowers mixed with the fern like foliage give it a very delicate look. In cooler climates it will tolerate quite a bit of sun if the soil is rich and not allowed to dry out. Do not use a heavy thick mulch around this it prefers a light pin bark or pine needle mulch. It will drop some seed and you should have several seedlings every year you can transplant around your garden. It makes almost a small shrub, will grow to about 2’ tall and 2-3’ across. This Dicentra should be in every garden.  
    
                                                                   

Shade to Semi Shade, Rich Soil, Spring thru Fall, 18-24 in. Tall, Zones 3-8.

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Diphylleia cymosa  -   Umbrellaleaf


Has large lobed leaves often reaching 10-12 inches across. Has a white flower atop these massive leaves in the spring, then in the fall it has  very attractive purple berries on red stems. Will grow best in a wet shade seen right next to creeks and even grows well in shallow water. Makes a very large showy clump once established, almost looks tropical with the large leaves.

Shade, Wet Rich Soil, Spring, 1-2 ft Tall, Zones 5-9

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Dioscorea villosa  -  Wild Yam



This is a small vine that does not take over. Vines only reaching 4-8 ft. long, with large heart shaped leaves, which turn yellow in the fall. The small yellow green flowers bloom in the summer.

Shade, Rich Soil, Summer, Vine up to 8 ft., Zones 5-8

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Dodecatheon meadia  -  Shooting Star


One of our best sellers, has beautiful pure white flowers that appear in the spring, the petals are reflexed which leaves the stamens exposed for a very beautiful and unique look. The basal foliage is light green and very tender and will curl up some if over exposed to the sun or becomes dry but always rebounds during the night time hours. The ideal spot is a shady area where the soil is rich and somewhat moist. It goes dormant in the late summer so you might want to mark this in your garden so you do not disturb it during its dormant period. It will make a nice size clump after established for several years, also spreads very slowly from seed.

Shade to semi-shade, Rich Moist Soil, Spring, 9-18 in. Tall, Zones 4-8

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Epigaea repens  -  Trailing Arbutus   Mayflower



This is an evergreen ground cover that has leathery oblong leaves and ½ inch white to pink blooms in the early spring. Must be planted in very acid dry soil, the pH must be down to 4.5. This is a very slow spreader more sought after for its foliage and blooms than as a ground cover. Get your soil right or it will not survive.

Sun to Shade, Very Acid Soil pH of 4.5, Spring, Ground cover, Zones 3-8

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Erythronium albidum    -   White Trout Lily


Has white blooms early in the spring one of the first things to bloom come spring. Has two somewhat variegated leaves, which will remain until mid-summer then they will go dormant. Must have a shady, moist spot, without proper moisture they will not bloom.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, Spring, 5-10 in. Tall, Zones 4-9

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Erythronium americanum  - Yellow Trout Lily

This Erythronium has a yellow flower in the spring, one of the first things to bloom come spring. One of more popular plants because of the early bloom time and the bright yellow flower. Give this beauty plenty of moisture as it grows next to creeks and spring in the wild. Soil should be very rich and organic. Will spread if given the proper conditions.

Shade, Rich Moist Soil, Spring, 5-10 in. Tall, Zones 4-9

 

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Eurybia divaricata  - White Wood Aster  

                                                                                  


A late summer bloomer that will tolerate shade. It also spreads very nicely, and has white flowers with gold centers. Makes a nice show when not much else is blooming in the shade.
                                         

Shade, Rich Soil, Summer – Fall, 1-2 ft Tall, Zones 4-8

 

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Galax urceolata  Galax



An evergreen ground cover with dark green glossy leaves. Leaves will turn a maroon color in the winter if they are exposed to some sun. Must have rich moist soil and it prefers a northern exposure. It will not tolerate hot weather or dry soils. Has a white spike bloom in early summer. It is a ground cover, however it is very slow to start spreading. More noted for the leaves than the blooms.

Shade, Rich Soil, Summer, 4-8 in., Zones 4-7

 

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Gaultheria procumbens  -   Wintergreen, Teaberry

Has oval shaped shiny green leaves that are atop a 3-5 in stem. The white flowers appear in the summer and are bell shaped, they are about 3/8 of an inch long. Has red berries in the fall, which will remain on the plant through the winter. Foliage will turn red in the winter if it gets some sun.

Shade to Semi-shade, Rich Acid Soil, Summer, 4-6 in. Tall, Ground cover, Zones 3-8

 

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Gentiana clausa  - Closed Gentian, Bottled Gentian



This plant has an unusual but beautiful bloom. The color is a bluish-purple, it remains closed, only opened  by pollinating insects. Will tolerate varied conditions, tends to grow taller with fewer stems the more shade it gets. Being a late bloomer makes it a great addition to your garden.

Sun to Shade, Average, Fall, 1-2 ft Tall, Zones 3-8

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