Shade-loving outdoor plants

Designed by
Freddie, Founder of Patch

Though your space may not be blessed with lots of natural light, it doesn't mean you have to go without - here are our top picks for plants that will thrive in shadier spaces. 

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Look carefully and you'll find Cubby dotted around a number of London's gardens, thanks to his beautiful colouring and easy-to-maintain habit. He's especially happy when planted in shady gardens, making him the ideal candidate for those trickier sites.

Edward is tall, unfussy and pretty as a picture thanks to his beautiful, lollypop-sculpted Spring blossom. A classic, if uncommon, addition to an urban garden.

Beryl is a real beauty, who loves nothing more than to spread out in a damp, shady spot in the garden. No doubt about it, Beryl is your girl for those hard-to-plant spots.

Mae is an all-round people-pleaser, indeed she's been our most popular outdoor plant at Patch since we launched in 2016. Statuesque and easy-to-maintain, she is a superb plant for beginners and veterans alike.

Asplenium, who we like to call Astrid, is a real trooper. Her tongue-shaped, pointy green leaves will add a freshness to your garden that lasts all year as Astrid is an evergreen plant that is fantastic for those hard-to-fill shady spaces as there's little that will phase her.

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Contains one Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia, one Viburnum Tinus, three Dryopteris Affinis, one Chamaerops Humilis and three Asplenium Scolopendrium. Pots, compost and drainage material are also included. 


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