Sun and shade plants to brighten gloomy spots in the garden
Shade plants for darker areas
- Hyacinthus, commonly known as the hyacinth, is the perfect flower for dense and darker areas in the garden. Shady patches are easier to fill with foliage-rich plants, few flowers flourish without sun. Hyacinths fulfil this need with their intense colours and clustered flowers.
- Galtonia candicans, commonly known as the Summer Hyacinth, lightens dark shady areas in the garden with their pure white flowers. A fairytale-like shade plant. They have many small white flowers that hang from the stems. Perfect for the middle of a garden bed or to liven up a shady wall or boundary.
- Zantedeschia aethiopica is perfect if you have a marshy area that’s less-than-attractive with thick shade. Zantedeschia, loved for its simplistic beauty, grows well once established, unassisted - a great way to demarcate a border, if you have natural contours in the garden. Use Zantedeschias to outline the hill.