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Shade Tolerant Plants

Shade Tolerant Plants

Brighten dull shady locations by choosing plants that can thrive with minimal sunshine. Blooming varieties are available or take advantage of plants with variegated foliage or rich texture to create interesting and carefree combinations. Shade tolerant plants are easy to grow and add…

Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant

Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant (Pachystachys lutea)

This plant gets its name from its unusual, golden yellow flower bracts that overlap in such a way that they resemble a shrimp. The flowers are actually white tubular blooms that appear at the top of the flower spike. A terrific plant for containers indoors or outdoors in warm…

Siam Tulip

Siam Tulip (Curcuma alismatifolia)

Siam Tulip is not a true tulip; it is actually a relative to tropical species such as ginger and shell flowers and is a native plant in Thailand. This is a gorgeous annual plant for the garden or in containers. The blooms are long-lasting and make excellent cut flowers. It can be…

Silene, Drooping Cartchfly, Nodding Catchfly

Silene, Drooping Cartchfly, Nodding Catchfly (Silene pendula)

A loosely mound-forming selection with nodding clusters of light pink blooms. Perfect for cottage style and casual gardens. Named varieties are available with more compact habits and white or rose pink blooms.

Silver Helichrysum, Licorice Plant

Silver Helichrysum, Licorice Plant (Helichrysum petiolare)

Helichrysum petiolare has velvety soft silver foliage and a spreading habit, making it well-suited for combining with bright flowering annuals. Stunning when planted in large masses to create a soothing and cooling zone in sun soaked locations.

Silver Spurflower

Silver Spurflower (Plectranthus argentatus)

A fantastic plant for creating a shimmering glow in the garden. The soft, downy, silvery-gray leaves are a great contrast to darker-leaved foliage plants or bright flowers. Delicate spikes of pale blue flowers add interest in summer. This is a good choice planted near a patio. It…


Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

This old-fashioned favorite is sure to attract attention. Brilliant spikes of color cheer up any garden setting. Blooms all summer and tolerates frost. Cut flowers are long-lasting in fresh bouquets.

Spider Plant, Ribbon Plant

Spider Plant, Ribbon Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

Arching, narrow leaves of bright green, or striped with white, bring contrast when combined with broad leaved or bright flowered selections. Perennials in their native South Africa, Spider Plants mix well with annuals and tropicals in any zone.

Spiderwort, Wandering Jew

Spiderwort, Wandering Jew (Tradescantia species)

An incredibly versatile family of plants. Tradescantia are generally grown for their colorful foliage, although some species do offer showy blooms as well. There are a variety of growth habits available ranging from low, trailing types suitable for groundcover or taller types for…


Spilanthes (Acmella oleracea)

Traditionally used as a medicinal herb, Spilanthes is now prized for the style and whimsy it brings to the garden. Sometimes called "Eyeball Plant" for its unique oval blooms. The flowers are yellow with distinct dark red centers look like little eyeballs popping out above the lush…