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In old, established neighbourhoods of Toronto shade is always present part of the garden. Mature trees are a great treasure of our city. Our urban jungle when observed from CN Tower looks lush and green. Under the green canopy of trees there is a cooling shade waiting to be rediscovered and used. To help you fall in love with shady part of the garden we have put together a list of plants that we had successfully used in our Toronto's landscape projects.
To learn more about plant requirements click on its name.

Ajuga (Carpet Bugle)
Asarum (Wild Ginger)
Aruncus (Goat's Beard)
Astilbe (Astilbe)
Bergenia (Bergenia)
Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss)
Campanula (Bellflower)
Carex (Sedge)
Cimicifuga (Bugbane)
Convallaria (Lily-of-the-Valley)
Dicentra (Bleeding Heart)
Digitalis (Foxgloves)
Epimedium (Barrenwort)
Gallium (Sweet Woodruff)
Helleborus (Hellebore)
Hosta (Hosta)
Kirengeshoma (Yellow Waxbells)
Lamiastrum (False Lamium)
Lamium (Creeping Lamium)
Ligularia (Ligularia)
Lysimachia (Loosestrife)
Primula (Primrose)
Pulmonaria (Lungwort)
Thalictrum (Meadow-rue)
Vinca (Periwinkle)

We recommend also ferns as an excellent texture plants. Here is our list, click on the name for more details.

Adiantum (Maidenhair Fern)
Asplenium (Hart's-Tongue Fern)
Athyrium (Lady Fern)
Dryopteris (Male Fern)
Matteuccia (Ostrich Fern)
Onoclea (Sensitive Fern)
Osmunda (Royal Fern)
Polystichum (Christmas Fern)
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