Sun Requirement / Shade


Full Shade Flowers, Full Shade Plants, Full Shade Annuals,  Full Shade Perennials, Full Shade Bulbs, Full Shade Borders, Full Shade Garden Ideas


Full Shade: no more than 3 hours of direct sunlight every day!

Determining how much sun or shade your garden receives is key when deciding to plant a new flowerbed or purchase plants. Some plants prefer full sun while others thrive in partial shade or even full shade. Full Shade is defined as a maximum of 3 hours of direct sunlight every day. There are at least 3 ways to determine if you have enough light in your garden to plant Full Shade perennials, annuals or shrubs. 

1) Monitor your garden, observe the sun and shade patterns during the full day and calculate the number of direct sunlight hours each specified area of your garden received at the end of the day 
2) Get a Sun calculator, which will measure the amount of accumulated light that falls on any specific location on your property 
3) Use a Plant Sensor, which will read and analyze growing conditions in specific spots inside your home or yard, including sunlight, temperature, humidity, soil moisture and drainage.

Shade Guides

A Pretty Spring Border Idea with Hellebore, Siberian Bugloss and Grasses

Showy and long-lasting, Hellebore 'Green Corsican' looks terrific when combined with the airy blue blossoms of Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian Bugloss) and the bright gold foliage of Hakonechloa Macra 'Aureola' (Hakone Grass).

Softening Path Edges With Ajuga reptans

Ajuga reptans or Bugleweed has been selected here by Arthur Lathouris, an Australian award-winning landscape designer, to soften the path edges leading visitors to the house through the front garden and around the back garden.