Plants for Shade

Part Shade

Perennials
Achillea (Yarrow)
Alocasia amozonica
Bacopa
Betony, Purple (Stachys officinalis)
Betony, Texas (Stachys coccinea)
Blue-eyed Grass (Sisrunchium bellum)
Bicolor Iris (Morea bicolor)
Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Chili Pequin
Columbine (Aquilegia)
Cuphea, Batface (Cuphea llavea)
Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)
Jimson Weed or Gypsum Weed (Datura)
Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis)
Foxglove (Digitalis)
Ginger, Variegated (Alpina sanderae)
Guara
Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata)
Heuchera
Hosta
Houttuynia cordata
Lamium
Leopard Plant (Ligularia/Farfugium)
Lobelia Cardinalis
Lilium
Lysimachia congestiflora
Mint
Mexican Oregano
Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Oxalis (Nepeta)
Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)
Penstemon
Plumbago, Dwarf (Ceratostigma plumbainoides)
Mexican Tuberose (Polianthes tuberose)
Rain Lily (Zephyranthes)
River Fern (Thelypteris kunthii)
Ruellia
Rock Rose (Pavonia lasoipetala)
Sage, Majestic (Salvia guaranitica)
Sage, Tropical (Salvia coccinea)
Shrimp Plant (Justicia)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia spp.)
Skullcap, Pink (Scutellaria suffrutescens)
Strawberry Begonia (Saxifraga stolonifera)
Mexican Tarragon (Tagetes lucida)
Turks Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)
Umbrella Plant (Cyperus)
Wallflower (Erysimum linifolium)
Wine Cups (Callirhoe involucrata)

Grasses or Grass Like
Acorus (Sweet Fig)
Bamboo Muhly (Muhlenbergia dumosa)
Inland Sea Oats (Chasmanthium)
Horsetail (Equisetum scirpoides)
Mexican Feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima)
Sedge, Blue (Carex flacca)
Sedge, Berkeley (Carex tumulicola)

Shrubs
Abelia, Glossy (Abelia grandiflora)
Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Boxwood, Japanese (Buxus ‘Green Beauty’)
Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra)
Coralberry (Symphoricarpa)
Primose Jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi)
Gardenia
Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepsis)
Loropetalum
Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia bealei)
Pittosporum
Japanese Yew (Podocarpus)
Rose of Sharon (Hibisicus syriacus)
Sweet Olive (Osmanthus)
Silverberry (Elaeagunus x ebbingei)
Sumac, Evergreen (Rhus virens)
Viburnum, Sandankwa (Viburnum suspensum)
Wax Myrtle (Myrica)

Trees
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum)
Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana)
Eve’s Necklace (Sophora affinis)
Mountain Laurel, Texas (Sophora secundiflora)
Possumhaw
Rhus (Sumac)
Redbud, Mexican or Texas (Cercis canadensis)
Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)
Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa)
Vibrunum, Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum)
Yaupon Holly (Pride of Houston)

Groundcovers
Ajuga
Asian Jasmine
Dalea, Gregg (Dalea greggii)
Horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis)
Liriope (Liriope muscari)
Mondo Grass (Ophiupogon)
Mountain Pea (orbexilum sp. now)
Myoporum (Myoporum parvifolim)
Sedum
Violet (Voila missourensis)

Vines
Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus)
Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
Fig Ivy (Ficus pumila)
Honeysuckle, Japanese (Lonicera japonica)
Honeysuckle, Coral (Lonicera sempervirens)
Star Jasmine (Trachelospereum jasmoides)
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
Virgin’s Bower (Clematis paniculata)

Full Shade

Perennials and Bulbs
Acanthus mollis
Alocasia
Cast Iron Plant (Aspidistra elatior)
Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana)
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Columbine (Aquilegia)
Hosta (heat tolerant varieties only)
Horseherb (Calyptocarpus vialis)
Lamium Yellow Archangel (Lamiastrum galeobdolon)
Pidgeon Berry (Rivina humilis)
Purple Heart Wandering Jew (Setcreasea pallida)
River Fern (Theylpteris kunthii)
Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala)
Ruellia, Dwarf (Ruellea brittoniana)
Skullcap, Heart Leaf (Scutelleria ovate sp. Bracteata)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia)
Strawberry Begonia (Saxifraga stononifera)
Turks Cap (Mavaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)
Umbrella Plant (Cyperus)
Wine Cup (Callirhoe involucrata)

Shrubs
American Beautyberry (Calicarpa Americana)
Evergreen Sumac
Holly, Dwarf Yaupon (Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana)
Honeysuckle Bush, White (Lonicera albiflora)
Nandina, Dwarf)
Japanese Aralia (Fatisa japanica)
Japanese Yew (Podocarpus)
Philodendron (Philodendron bipinnatifidum)
Palmetto, Texas Dwarf (Sabal minor)
Viburnum

Groundcovers and Vines
Agapanthus
Asian Jasmine
Aztec Grass (Ophiopogon intermedius)
Fig Ivy (Ficus pumila)
Frog Fruit (Phyla incise)
Monkey Grass (Ophiopogon japonicas)
Spring Cinquefoil (Potentilla tabernaemontani)
Sedge
Vinca Major/Minor
Virgnia Creeper (Parthenoscissus quinquefolia)