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)

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)

Eves 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)

Virgins 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)