What are some plants we can grow in the shade?

Some of our yard has dense shade, and the rest high, thin shade. What are some plants we could grow?
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You've hit on a question many gardeners eventually deal with. As trees get larger, they cast more shade. What once was a sunny spot becomes partially shaded, and part shade becomes full shade. The degree of shade is relative, and changes over time. The following list of shade-tolerant plants grow in light to medium shade. Common Name Botanical Name Zones Ajuga, Bugleweed Ajuga reptans 3-9 Alleghany foam flower Tiarella cordifolia 3-8 Anglo-Japanese yew Taxus x media (4)5-7 Astilbe Astilbe x arendsii 3-8

Balloon flower Platycodon grandiflorus 3-8 Bay laurel Laurus nobilis 8-10 Bethlehem sage Pulmonaria saccharata 3-8 Big leaf hydrangea Hydrangea macrophylla (5)6-9 Bottlebrush buckeye Aesculus parviflora 4-9 Carolina cherry laurel Prunus caroliniana 7-10 Cast-iron plant Aspidistra elatior 8-11

Catawba rhododendron Rhododendron catawbiense 5-8 Chinese photinia Photinia serrulata 6-9 Chinese podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus var. maki 8-10 Chinese witch hazel Hamamelis mollis 5-8 Columbine hybrids Aquilegia x hybrida 3-9 Common bleeding heart Dicentra spectabilis 3-9 Common foxglove Digitalis purpurea 3-8 Common periwinkle Vinca minor 4-9 Coral bells Heuchera sanguinea 3-8

 Creeping phlox Phlox stolonifera 2-8 Downy serviceberry Amelanchier arborea 4-9 Drooping leucothoe Leucothoe fontanesiana 5-8 Dwarf palmetto Sabal minor 9-10 Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis 4-9

English ivy Hedera helix 5-10 European wild ginger Asarum europaeum 4-7 False Solomon's seal Smilacina racemosa 4-9 Flowering dogwood Cornus florida 5-9 Fringed bleeding heart Dicentra eximia 3-8 Glossy abelia Abelia x grandiflora (5)6-9 Goatsbeard Aruncus dioicus 3-7 Heavenly bamboo Nandina domestica 6-9(10) Hinoki false cypress Chamaecyparis obtusa 5-8 Hosta Hosta species and cultivars 3-8

Italian arum Arum italicum 6-9 Japanese anemone Anemone x hupehensis 5-8 Japanese aucuba Aucuba japonica (6)7-10 Japanese camellia Camellia japonica (7)8-10 Japanese fatsia Fatsia japonica 8-10

 Japanese maple Acer palmatum 5-8 Japanese pieris Pieris japonica 5-9 Japanese pittosporum Pittosporum tobira (8)9-10 Japanese spurge Pachysandra terminalis 4-8 Lady's mantle Alchemilla mollis 3-7 Lamium, spotted deadnettle Lamium maculatum 4-8 Large fothergilla Fothergilla major 5-8(9)

Leadwort, Plumbago Ceratostigma plumbaginoides 5-9 Lenten rose Helleborus orientalis 4-9 Lily-of-the-valley Convallaria majalis 2-7 Lilyturf Liriope spicata 5-10 Maidenhair fern Adiantum pedatum 3-8

 Meadow rue Thalictrum aquilegifolium 3-9 Mondo grass Ophiopogon japonicus 7-11 Moneywort Lysimachia nummularia 3-8 Monkshood Aconitum carmichaelii 3-7 Oakleaf hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia 5-9 Philodendron Philodendron spp. 10-11 Red barrenwort Epimedium x rubrum 4-8 Small Solomon's seal Polygonatum biflorum 3-9 Spicebush Lindera benzoin 5-9 Star jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides 8-10 Strawberry geranium Saxifraga stolonifera 6-9 Summersweet Clethra alnifolia 4-9

Toad lily Tricyrtis hirta 5-9 Vinca, large perwinkle Vinca major 6-9 Viola Viola cornuta 5-9 Virginia bluebells Mertensia virginica 3-7 White fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus 4-9 Yellow archangel Lamium galeobdolon 4-9

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