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Shade-Tolerant Plants

Check out 11 shade-tolerant plants and the planting information for each zone.

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Japanese Forest Grass (8 of 11)

Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold'

  • Deciduous, shade-tolerant, clump-forming perennial grass

  • Variegated foliage with bright yellow/cream and green stripes tinged with bronze

  • Plant in rich, organic soil

  • Plant in partial to full shade

  • Height: to 10 inches

  • Width: to 18 inches

  • Hardy in USDA zones 5-8 (South); 5-10 (West):

  • Zone 5 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 6 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 7 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 8 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall.

  • Zone 9 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall; plant may languish in this zone in the Southern United States.

  • Zone 10 -- Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; protect with mulch in fall; plant may languish in this zone in the Southern United States.

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