Sun Requirement / Partial Sun


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Partial Sun

Partial Shade: 3 – 6 hours of direct sunlight every day!

Determining how much sun or shade your garden receives is key when deciding to plant perennials, annuals or shrubs. Some plants prefer full sun while others thrive in partial shade or even full shade. Partial shade is defined as a minimum of 3-6 hours of direct sunlight every day. Browse our beautiful partial shade garden ideas. They will provide you with a wealth of inspiration and help you create fabulous scenes where to enjoy life to the full.

Partial Sun Guides

A Super Climbing Trio with Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

Dreaming of a resting spot where you could surround yourself with fragrance, color and beauty?

A Terrific Mediterranean Garden with Color and Texture

This garden is a spectacular tapestry that weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants.

A Traditional and Fragrant Summer Border Idea

Shrub Roses can be combined effectively with long-blooming perennials. This superb traditional border is a good example .

A Treasured Winter Border Idea with Hellebores, Sedge and Dogwood

Create splendid winter combinations like this one. Choose easy-to-grow evergreen plants that will add texture and color to the garden from fall to spring.

A Welcoming Hedge

What a fabulous and distinctive hedge! All plants won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Fragrant and easy to grow, they require little maintenance

A White and Blue Garden

It looks like an Impressionist painting but this is real.

Add Romance to your Arbors and Pergolas with Fragrant Rambling Roses

Rambler Roses are a spectacular sight when in full bloom. In this beautiful garden scene, two lovely rambling roses have been combined. Blooming once in late spring or early summer, they may not repeat flower, but they make up for it with the massive quantities of blooms they produce in their main flush.

Add Sparkles To Your Early Spring Garden

There are few sights which surpass a mixed planting of Cyclamen coum (Persian Violet) on an early spring morning. When combined with the golden-yellow cup-shaped blooms of Eranthis hyemalis (Winter Aconite) and the dainty nodding white blossoms of Galanthus (Snowdrops), they all add sparkles in the winter or early spring garden, when most plants are still dormant, and bring huge amounts of optimism and great joy.

An Attractive Shady Garden Idea with Ferns, Hostas and Agapanthus

Designed to be contemporary and to create a calm, tranquil atmosphere, this stylish garden includes only a few plants but is a real masterpiece of simplicity.

An Elegant Shady Corner

On display in the New York Botanical Garden, this is a soft and elegant combination of colors that will brighten your shady garden from summer to fall

An Elegant Summer Garden Idea with Hydrangea, Rose and Astilbe

Rich in texture and interest, this elegant summer garden features a pretty mix of award-winning shrubs and perennials. Most plants are recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society. Easy to grow, they will attract the energy of butterflies.

An Exciting Idea For Your Early Spring Garden

Prized for their abundant winter or early spring blooms and attractive foliage, Hellebores (Helleborus) are invaluable additions to the shade garden and provide gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. But rather than let these charming beauties bloom lonesomely in a bare patch, give them companion plants and layer your plantings for maximum drama. 

An Exquisite Border Idea with Tulip 'Spring Green' and Cushion Spurge

Add a welcome splash of sunshine in your spring garden. Combine these 2 award-winning plants.

An Eye-Catching Border Idea with colorful Allium and Euphorbia

Create long-lasting, pleasing contrasts in your garden. Combine the showy, bright greenish-yellow flowers of Euphorbia palustris (Marsh Spurge) with the attractive, burnt orange flowers and red-tinged leaves of Euphorbia griffithii 'Fern Cottage' (Spurge). Fairly easy to re-create, deer and rabbit resistant and low maintenance!

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Entrance

Drought tolerant, this Mediterranean front yard displays a pretty combination of succulents which fill the garden with color and texture year round.

An Eye-Catching Mediterranean Garden with Agave, Aloe and Pincushion

This drought resistant Mediterranean garden is low maintenance and requires little water to thrive. The plants consist of south US natives, succulents and drought-hardy plants from the Southern Hemisphere, laid out in broad drifts of striking colors and textures.

An Eye-Catching Succulent Garden

This eye-catching garden weaves together succulents and other drought-tolerant plants for a long-lasting impact. Color and texture highlight this landscape creation, where bold plants like Agave americana (Century Plant), Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree) or the gigantic Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos flavidus) draw attention with their sculptural forms.

An Eye-Catching Winter Border Idea with Colorful Twigs and Cyclamens

Low maintenance and fairly easy to replicate, this planting includes top performing plants which have been awarded prestigious awards. Enjoy a glorious and colorful spectacle from winter to even spring!

Convert A Dull Spot Into A Dream Place

Need to get rid of a dull wall or boring area of your yard? Why don't you try this?

Eye Catching Retaining Walls and Staircases

A colorful, vibrant, yet low maintenance way to ornate your walls, staircases or raised beds

Eye-Catching Retaining Walls

A super blend of perennials and ornamental grasses which softens and enhances these retaining walls.