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Full Shade Container Garden

Great gardens come in small packages. Our Container Gardening Kits are available for Full Sun, Partial Shade and Full Shade locations. These are designed for containers at least 16 inches and up to 30 inches in diameter.

Full Shade

This garden is designed for Full Shade in most climates, but can be grown in Partial Shade except in very warm areas.

These are "build-your-own" Kits - you choose one Thriller, one Spiller and one or more Fillers to get the color and effect you are looking for, confident the combinations will work together.

Pick one Thriller, one Spiller and one or more Fillers:

  • A Thriller plant is the central focus of the container, the "wow" plant
  • The Spiller is a plant with relaxed or trailing foliage that softens the look
  • Filler plants complement but don't dominate their groupings

You can arrange the plants as you choose, depending on the placement of your container and from what direction it will be seen. Generally, place the Thriller in the center or rear, with the Spillers near the edge. Filler plants are used to give body to the container, and generally extend the blooming period as well.

Our Container Gardening Kits give you a discount, which makes them less expensive than plants purchased individually. Whether your outdoor growing space is spacious or as limited as a balcony, container gardens add color, fragrance, form and small wildlife habitat to your environment.

Overall, FBTS Container Gardening Kits are excellent shortcuts to planning potted gardens. They are starting points around which you may choose to add other planters to grace your surroundings.


Looking for more information?

Visit the Container Gardening section of our Everything Salvias blog for articles about growing Salvias in pots.

Note: All of our Container Gardens are designed to bloom and flourish for one season. For best results they must be refreshed and replanted for the second year and beyond. No substitutions please.
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Full Shade Thrillers
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Salvia macrophylla 'Purple Leaf'

(Purple Leaf Tall Big Leaf Sage) Bright green on top, the long leaves of this distinctive sage are a dark, furry purple on the undersides. Like the more typical green form of Salvia macrophylla, this variety has cobalt blue flowers that seem to float in airy clusters on 12-inch-tall branching spikes.

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Quadricolor'
(Four Color Lacecap Hydrangea) This rare European variety is completely unique, with four colors on the leaves. It is slow growing and requires good growing conditions to thrive. A mature plant is covered in mid to late summer with large flower heads that last for months. Even when not blooming, the glorious foliage lights up dark spaces in the garden.
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Salvia splendens 'Sao Borja'

(Sao Borja Scarlet Sage) Three-inch-long, smokey purple blossoms that bloom from spring to fall are a major clue that this heat-tolerant perennial is not your grandmother's Scarlet Sage.

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Salvia splendens van houttei 'Faye Chapel'

(Faye Chapel Scarlet Sage) A vivid red, the drooping blossoms of this sturdy, long flowering Salvia are large and numerous. Use it singly as a dramatic garden accent or container plant; mass it for a stunning effect. This is an heirloom plant from the Atlantic Coast, where it has been grown as a hummingbird plant for decades.

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Full Shade Spillers
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Salvia arizonica

(Arizona Blue Sage) We are so impressed with this top-performing, drought-resistant ground cover that we have rated it best of class. Arizona Blue Sage is adaptable to a variety of shady conditions and blossoms so abundantly that it seems to have as many rich blue flowers as it has leaves. It is native to dry, shaded areas in mountain canyons in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

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Salvia glechomifolia

(Ground Ivy Sage) Native to Central Mexico's highlands, this creeping perennial grows at a altitudes of more than 10,000 feet and can handle some chill. Its common name comes from its scalloped yellow-green leaves, which resemble Ground Ivy or Glechoma.

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Salvia cacaliifolia
(Blue Vine Sage) Blooming from mid-summer through late autumn, this semi-hardy herbaceous perennial is adorned with a profusion of true-blue flowers that arch up 12 to 24 inches above its deltoid, grass-green leaves.
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Salvia chionophylla

(Snowflake Sage) Wiry, trailing stems of small white leaves make this plant look like fresh snowfall. Numerous, small, sky blue flowers with prominent bee lines further add to the cooling look. This dry-garden plant is native to the mountains of the Chihuahuan desert of North Central Mexico.

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Lamium maculatum 'Ghost'
(Ghost Dead Nettle) Like tiny bouquets, clusters of magenta flowers pop up out of the silvery green foliage of this Lamium. Its heart-shaped leaves are larger than those of other Dead Nettles and have dentate margins looking as if trimmed with pinking shears.
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Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenaway'
(Anne Greenaway Dead Nettle) The glowing tri-color foliage of this Lamium features splashes of cheerful chartreuse that light up full shade. Similar to other Dead Nettles, it has heart-shaped leaves with dentate margins that look like they were trimmed with pinking shears.
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Lamium maculatum 'Chequers'
(Chequers Dead Nettle) This is one of the most long blooming plants in our new collection of Dead Nettles. At our Mendocino Coast farm in California, we enjoy the bright magenta blossoms beginning in spring and sometimes lasting into fall.
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Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'
(Shell Pink Dead Nettle) Soft pink like the inside of a conch shell, the flowers of this Lamium bloom off and on from spring into fall. They’re surrounded by tiny, mid-green, heart-shaped leaves variegated with silvery center stripes.
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Full Shade Fillers
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Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious'
(Golden Pineapple Sage) The bright crimson flowers of this extremely fragrant sage are attractive to both humans and pollinators. However, it is the glowing golden foliage that most distinguishes this cultivar from other varieties of Pineapple Sage.
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Salvia sinaloensis

(Sinaloan Blue Sage) It's difficult to say which trait is more attractive about this sage -- the airy spikes of deep, true blue flowers or the fascinating spear-shaped foliage that varies from deep green to purple, forming a tidy mat.

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Salvia chiapensis
(Chiapas Sage) This partial-shade Salvia produces magenta flowers year round for us on the Mendocino Coast. It's compact, free flowering and not bothered by pests whether large or small. It is native to Mexico's coastal mountains at an elevation of 7,000 to 9,500 feet.
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Salvia glabrescens 'Momobana'
(Pink Makino) The gracefully shaped, two-tone flowers of Pink Makino look like ballerinas in tutus. This shade-loving sage comes from moist, mountain woodlands on the Japanese island of Honshu. In Northern California, it blooms for us in late fall.
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Salvia forsskaolii

(Balkan Sage) Violet-blue whorls of flowers and plentiful, fuzzy, basal leaves that reach an impressive length of 18 inches are two notable features about this hardy, herbaceous perennial, which is native to the Southeastern Balkan Peninsula.

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Salvia nipponica 'Fuji Snow'
(Variegated Japanese Woodland Sage) Irregular white margins surrounding deep green make the triangular leaves of this fine Japanese forest sage lighten the shade. In fall, pale yellow flowers add to the standout effect.
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Salvia koyamae

(Shinano-akigiri) Japan's largest island, Honshu, is home to Salvia koyamae, a shade- and moisture-loving herbaceous perennial that is perfect for woodland gardens or shady borders. It is notable for yellow flowers, which bloom from late summer into fall, as well as arrow-shaped foliage.

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Salvia clinopodioides 'Michoacan Blue'

(Michoacan Blue Sage) This unusual and distinctive Mexican sage grows from tuberous roots. It is compact and decidedly vertical with strong, square, winged stems that rocket upward and are topped with clusters of rich blue flowers in large rosy bracts come autumn.

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Salvia glechomifolia

(Ground Ivy Sage) Native to Central Mexico's highlands, this creeping perennial grows at a altitudes of more than 10,000 feet and can handle some chill. Its common name comes from its scalloped yellow-green leaves, which resemble Ground Ivy or Glechoma.

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Salvia trijuga

(san ye shu wei cao) So what do all those Pinyin words mean in this sage’s common name? We’ll give you an answer to the best of our ability in a minute. Meanwhile, we need to note that this medicinal Asian sage has handsome foliage and deep violet flowers.

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