Shade Garden

We make it easy to create your own shade garden.

Our shade perennials, ground covers, ferns and shrubs all lend themselves well to creating a successful shade garden.

Lighten and brighten shady areas with variegated foliage, interesting textures and luminous flowers. Colourful shade flowers like Fuchsias, Azaleas, Clivias, Gardenias and Camellias will give any shaded area a lift and attract the eye immediately.

Other suitable shade plants will create beautiful informal woodland gardens. Tree Ferns like Cyathea Australis, Ferns, Arum Lilies and shade-loving ground covers like Plectranthus create a captivating woodland shade garden. Variegated shade plants like Aucuba, Hostas and Coleus will add an interesting focus with their beautiful foliage.

Shade garden guide.

Here are our top recommendations for creating your shade garden from our range:


  • Beautiful exotic flowers
  • Fuchsias are ideal to plant in hanging baskets and containers
  • Protect from cold and drying winds
  • Various heights
  • Sun to semi-shade


  • Hardy, indigenous perennials with magnificent flowers in spring and summer
  • 40cm x 30cm
  • Sun to semi shade


  • Large showy flowers from summer through to autumn
  • 80cm x 1.5m
  • Semi-shade


  • Indigenous perennials that will flower abundantly in shady areas that receive very little sunlight
  • 1m x 50cm
  • Semi-shade to shade


  • Perfumed white flowers in summer make for a classic medium sized evergreen shrub
  • 1.5m x 1m
  • Sun to semi-shade


  • Flowers vary in shape and colour
  • Large evergreen shrub that will grow well in containers
  • 2.5m x 1.5m
  • Semi-shade


  • Bold clusters of orange trumpet-shaped flowers in spring, borne on strappy succulent leaves
  • 50cm x 50cm
  • Shade loving

African Iris

  • Hardy, easy to grow, butterfly attracting indigenous perennial
  • 60cm x40cm
  • Sun to semi shade

Dicksonia Tree Fern

  • An evergreen tree fern
  • Sturdy reddish-brown stem with arching glossy dark green fronds
  • Frost protection required
  • 4m x 1.5m
  • Semi-shade to shade


  • Evergreen shrub that will flower from autumn to late summer
  • Beautiful in Eastern inspired gardens
  • 2m x 2.5m
  • Semi-shade


  • Beautiful shades of foliage that will brighten and lighten shady areas of the garden
  • Ideal for colour contrast
  • 50cm x 1m
  • Semi-shade to shade

Forest Bell Bush

  • Indigenous Mackaya bella is a large growing shrub
  • Ideal for waterwise gardens
  • Abundant mauve to white flowers in spring
  • 2m x 1m
  • Semi-shade

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