Plants for Shade

David Rodriguez, Extension Agent-Horticulture

FLOWERS/ FOLIAGE PLANTS

Latin Name Common Name Latin Name Common Name
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Justicia carnea Brazilian Plume
Agapanthus africanus Lily of the Nile Leucojum aestivum Snowflake
Alpinia sp. Ginger Linaria maroccana Toadflax
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
Asparagus densiflorus sprengeri Asparagus Fern Malvaviscus arboreius “drummondi” Turk’s Cap
Aquilegia chrysantha hinckleyana “Texas Gold” Columbine Odontonema strictum Firespike
Barleria cristata Philippine Violet Pavonia lasiopetala Rockrose
Capsicum annuum Chile Pequin Philadelphus sp. Mock Orange
Coleus hybridus “Burgundy Sun”, “Plum Parfait”, “Eclipse”, “Duck’s Foot” coleus Plumbago auriculata Blue Plumbago
Cooperia pedunculata Rain Lily Strobilanthes dyeranus Persian Shield
Coreopsis lanceolata Coreopsis Thelypteris normalis Wood Fern
Crinum sp. Crinum Torenia fournieri Torenia
Cyrtomium falcatum Holly Fern Tradescantia sp. Spiderwort
Dryopteris erythrosora Autumn Fern Zantedeschia aethiopica Calla Lily
Euphorbia marginata Snow-on-the-Mountain Zingaber Ginger
Impatiens sp. Impatiens

 

SHRUBS & DECORATIVE TREES

Latin Name Common Name Latin Name Common Name
Aucuba japonica Aucuba Ilex cornuta (all cultivars) Chinese Holly, Berries Jubilee, Burford, Dwarf Burford, Carissa, Dazzler, Needlepoint
Aspidistra elatior Cast Iron Plant Ilex x meserveae Blue Prince, Blue Princess, China Girl, China Boy
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly
Fatsia japonica Fatsia Mahonia Mahonia
Fatshedera lizei Fatshedera Myrica cerifera Wax Myrtle
Ilex x allaclarensis “Wilsonii” Wilson Holly Sophora secundiflora Texas Mountain Laurel

VINES/GROUNDCOVER

Latin Name Common Name Latin Name Common Name
Hedera helix English ivy Pachysandra terminalis Japanese Spurge
Houttuynia cordata Houttynia Trachaelospermum asiaticum Asian Jasmine
Liriope muscari Liriope Vinca major Periwinkle
Ophiopogan japonicus Mondograss

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