Plants that Tolerate Sun and Shade in Your Region

If gardeners had three wishes, at least one of them would likely be to ask for sunlight conditions in their landscape that would perfectly match their design sensibility and plant preferences (the other wishes would probably be infinite resources for more plants, and the time to enjoy them). But our landscapes aren’t uniform and that is a good thing, ultimately. Still, when your garden bed stretches from sun to shade and back again, it can make planning a cohesive design difficult. Luckily, there are a great many plants that can tolerate both, making it much easier to have a linked aesthetic across areas and conditions.

The below plant recommendations were picked by plant experts in your region and will be happy in just about any lighting conditions. Find plants that tolerate sun and shade in your region below.


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  • Blue Barlow Columbine

  • Five Petal Cliffbush

    Mountain West Regional Reports

  • Ezo Murasaki Japanese Aster

    Northeast Regional Reports

  • Winter Sun Mahonia

    Pacific Northwest Regional Reports

  • Plumleaf Azalea

    Southeast Regional Reports

  • Dwarf Palmetto

    Southwest Regional Reports

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