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Yooper Shade Garden Kit

Yooper Shade Garden Kit

A garden kit is a collection of plants pre-selected by our nursery to meet a certain purpose. Garden kits are designed to make gardening goals easy. They can be used as a quick way to start gardening native without having to research all 100+ plants in our nursery. Kits come pre-arranged in the tray so you can plant them just as they are for an instant garden design, with tall plants in the back and short, showy plants in the front. Or, since each plant is labeled with plant name and height, you can arrange them to suit your space.


Our Dry Shade Garden is a perfect choice for a full-shade or partially shaded garden containing plants that are more tolerant of medium-dry sites or life under pines. Full shade means no direct sun to up to about 3 hours of direct sun in midsummer. Part shade means less than 6 hours of sun per day. For a mix that is more suited to rich soils and contains some of our more exotic species, try the Woodland Shade kit. As with all native plants, this mix  supports birds and pollinators.


A typical kit will contain approximately the mix of plants below, but one way we keep the per-plant costs low on garden kits is by reserving the right to substitute plants based on our current inventory. A kit will contain 2 to 4 of each species. If you need specific plants for your garden goals, consider supplementing your garden kit with quarts or a plug flat of your favorite shade plant.


  • American Spikenard or Canadian Milkvetch
  • Thimbleweed or Pearly Everlasting
  • Hairy Beardtongue
  • Canadian Hawkweed or Bluestem Goldenrod
  • Bigleaf Aster
  • Columbine
  • Northern Heartleaf Aster or Calico Aster
  • Bottlebrush Grass 
  • Harebell
  • Rock Harlequin
  • Pennsylvania or Ivory Sedge
  • Canada Mayflower, Bluebead Lily, or Starflower


If substitutions are necessary, they may include Fireweed, Black-eyed Susans, New Jersey Tea, Canada Wild Rye, Foxglove Beardtongue, Bunchberry, Barren Strawberry, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Woodland Sunflower, Birdsfoot Violet, or Northern Bush Honeysuckle. These plants are recommended if you wish to expand your garden.


This economical kit includes 38 plugs that fill 38 square feet at 1-foot spacing - a 4'x9.5' bed; or up to 86 square feet at 1.5 sq. ft. spacing - a 6'x14' bed. If you need to buy two kits to fill your space, check out our "buy one, get the second identical kit for 25% off" deal.


Each kit comes with a planting guide and the plants are individually tagged for identification and all tags include height so you can alter the layout to suit your space.  Note that the picture is an example of our plants in a plug tray garden kit. We don't have pictures of this actual mix yet and it will differ from the picture.

    PriceFrom $109.00
    Excluding Sales Tax |
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