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Plants For Shade

FERNS | GRASSES & GROUNDCOVER | FLOWERING | INDOOR PLANTS

If you have a space under trees that you would like to plant with ground cover; a shady border by a wall or fence; or a balcony that doesn't get much direct sun - then these shade tolerant plants will be ideal.

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  1. Acalypha reptans 'Stephie'

    Acalypha reptans 'Stephie'

    Create a bright hardy outdoor carpet of flowers with this delightful groundcover. Fluffy tail-like crimson flowers. Grow in tough spots and rockeries, or cosset it in windowboxes and hanging baskets. Learn More
    $3.50

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  2. Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Evergreen architectural foliage plant, low growing, cold tolerant, flowers in summer. Suited to pots, borders and mass planting. Grows well in most parts of Australia.

    Foliage image: Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Cropped to size
    ; Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size
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    $4.95

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  3. Acmena-allyn-magic

    Acmena 'Allyn Magic'

    Dwarf lilly pilly variety, ideal for small gardens, low hedges and mass plantings. Only 50cm around, low maintenance shrub or container plant with lovely pink new growth after clipping. We are Prohibited to sell this product to South Australia. Learn More
    $4.95
  4. Agapanthus Getty White

    Agapanthus 'Double Diamond'

    Petite agapanthus with ornate frilly double-white blooms. Enjoy as a container plant on the patio or hanging basket, or mass planted in the garden. Learn More
    $6.25

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  5. Agapanthus 'Getty White'

    Agapanthus 'Getty White'

    Large round clusters of brilliant white flowers in spring and summer. Tall to 1m. More slender than other agapanthus so good for mixed beds and containers. Learn More
    $3.65

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  6. Agave geminiflora - twin flower agave

    Agave geminiflora - twin flower agave

    Very architectural feature plant for containers, desert gardens, waterwise planting. Loves full sun, will grow in full shade; cold tolerant to around -5C. Flowers after around ten years with a huge 4m spike of yellow blooms, usually dying afterwards. What a way to go out.

    outdoor image: Rictor and David via  Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95
  7. Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'

    Aglaonema 'Pink Dalmatian'

    Colourful and easy to grow houseplant or tropical underplanting excellent for shady spots. Pop it in a brightly coloured container to contrast with its deep green splashed pink flowers.
    For indoor planting only in cold locations. Learn More
    $4.85

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  8. Allamanda Sunee

    Allamanda Sunee

    Low-growing shrub form of this popular glossy-leaved tropical climber. Cover your deck with bright yellow flowers; or bring indoors in a pot in cooler areas. Learn More
    $3.60
  9. Allamanda violacea

    Allamanda violacea

    Large violet flowers and glossy leaves make for a beautiful rambling, scrambling evergreen climber. Adds a gorgeous tropical feel to a garden. Happy in containers, climbing up a screen or trellis, and even as a houseplant in well-lit rooms. Usually available March-July. Learn More
    $3.60

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  10. Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Cute compact miniature form of these popular foliage plants, more than happy indoors. Pop plants in a warm, well lit spot and watch them thrive.
    The foliage is elegant and contrasting perfect for livening up indoor spaces and patio settings.

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    $4.95

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  11. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Alocasia Black Velvet

    Stunning looks in a small package for shady spots. Almost-black velvet-soft leaves with contrasting white veins are striking indoors and out (in tropical locations - it likes humidity, but don't overwater.)
    Plants shipped as plugs inside our tubestock pots (see photo), ready to plant or pot up. Learn More
    $4.95

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  12. Alocasia zebrina African Beauty

    Alocasia zebrina African Beauty

    Unusual, exotic, big leaf tropical foliage with distinctive striped stems, for indoors or outside in a warm climate. Likes it partly shady, warm, and humid for best growing conditions.

    mages: Forest & KIm Starr via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95

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  13. Aloe Jaws

    Aloe Jaws

    Rosettes of green edged in rows of big white teeth. Cream flowers when it's happy (full sun, good drainage) - but we know you're buying it for its fearsome looks, not its pretty blooms. Learn More
    $5.25

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  14. Aloe vera

    Aloe vera

    Renowned for its healing properties, especially for soothing burns on the skin. Instead of expensive gels, you can break off a small piece of the smooth juicy leaf next time you get sunburnt. Attractive to look at and very easy to look after.

    cut leaf Image: Will Power via Flickr

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    $4.95

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  15. Alpinia caerulea - native ginger

    Alpinia caerulea - native ginger

    Attractive native ginger suited to under-planting in tropical gardens and containers. Cream flowers in summer, then deep blue berries.
    Frost free locations only. Learn More
    $4.10

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  16. Alpinia zerumbet - shell ginger

    Alpinia zerumbet - shell ginger

    Tropical foliage plant with fresh variegated foliage and pink & white bi-colour flowers through summer. Try contrast planting with our lush and leafy caerulea ginger.
    Frost free locations only.

    Flower image: Brewbooks via Flickr cropped to size

    Whole plant image: By Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $4.55

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  17. Anigozanthos 'Yellow Gem'

    Anigozanthos Yellow Gem - kangaroo paw

    Vibrant yellow tall native paw, drought-tolerant and preferring full sun. Long stems good for cut flowers. Grows in a neat clump with evergreen, strap-like leaves and branching stems which carry the furry claw-shaped flowers.

    Image by Peripitus [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $4.95
  18. anthurium black queen in pot

    Anthurium 'Black Queen'

    Dramatic burgundy flowers are a unique feature of this tropical plant. Place a container indoors in a well lit area to enjoy this plants beauty year round. Learn More
    $8.75

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  19. Anthurium 'Princess Amalia Elegance'

    Anthurium 'Princess Amalia Elegance'

    Classically romantic indoor plant, or shade loving outdoor plant in sub-tropical regions. Create a lush garden with this beautiful pink-flowered cultivar. Learn More
    $8.75

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  20. Anthurium 'Red Victory'

    Anthurium 'Red Victory'

    Flashy red flowers demand attention, plant in a shaded area of the garden to add colour. Red Victory has an elegant, open growth habit, suited to mixed beds or pots and containers. Learn More
    $8.75

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  21. Anthurium 'White Winner'

    Anthurium 'White Winner'

    Elegant tropical plant starring large white flowers. Perfect for containers and shaded areas in the garden. Longlasting cut flower. Learn More
    $8.75

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  22. Asplenium - broad leaf bird's nest fern

    Asplenium - broad leaf bird's nest fern

    Lush foliage plant with generous fronds forming a splendid nest shape.
    Ideal rockery plant in a partly shaded location, suited to pots too!

     

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    $4.95
  23. Asplenium australasicum - bird's nest fern

    Asplenium australasicum - bird's nest fern

    A favorite among Australian gardeners, ideal in hanging baskets, containers and set within tree branches for a cascading effect. Learn More
    $4.95

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  24. Asplenium Crissie - crested bird's nest fern

    Asplenium Crissie - crested bird's nest fern

    Super-crested divided leaf tips and a large open bowl shape make this bird's nest fern an distinctive addition to your subtropical shade garden or interior decor.

    Image: Kent Wang via Flickr  for illustration of crested fern type.

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    $6.15
  25. Asplenium Leslie - crested bird's nest fern

    Asplenium Leslie - crested bird's nest fern

    Super-curly crested fern, like curly parsley - ideal for subtropical shade planting, indoor gardens, green walls and in the forks of trees. This blog has images of the full-grown ferns in a garden setting.

    Image: Leonora King via Flickr  for illustration of crested fern.

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    $6.15

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