Exposure is an important factor to consider when growing plants. If generally, the south is privileged so that the latter can benefit from the full sun, it would still be a shame not to use the four directions. Many flowers do very well on the north side, although this place is generally shaded and humid. This is particularly the case for those who fear heat waves and high temperatures or who grow in the undergrowth. The clay balls will also be of great help in improving drainage. Here is a list of plants and flowers that can be planted in the north. 

The snowdrop

The snowdrop offers pretty flowers. As its name suggests, it grows during the winter and pierces the snow to bloom. The flowers do not stay long if they are exposed to the sun, but on the north side you can admire them for a longer time.



Rhododendrons appreciate slightly acidic soils. Its flowers will give a colorful touch to your garden.


Lily of the valley

Lily of the valley is famous for its little bells. It is planted during the fall for a flowering in May. It will beautify a shady space where the earth is cool and loose.

Lily of the valley

Snake-headed fritillaries

Snakehead fritillaries are very beautiful flowers that can be seen in the wilderness. They require little care to flourish. Accompanied by snowdrops, they will adorn your garden with charm.


The dog’s tooth

These liliaceae, very hardy, will take their ease in a well shaded place and will flower during the spring. The color of the flowers can vary according to the species: purple, yellow or even red.

Dog tooth Erythronium dens-canis


Hostas have very decorative foliage that can be made up of multiple colors. They will perfectly embellish a path or the edges of a garden facing north. Requiring almost no maintenance, hostas will thrive in a shady location.



Ferns, prehistoric plants, grow naturally in dark and humid places. They will find their place perfectly around a wall or even on the ground. There are even tree ferns, such as Dicksonia Antartica, which can reach up to 15 meters in height.



Astilbes, which look like long, feathery ears, measure between 30 cm and 2 meters in height. They will bring verticality to your garden in the shade on the north side. Astilbes are particularly at home around a pond or in the undergrowth.



The sarcococca is a shrub that blooms at the onset of winter. It gives off a sweet fragrance and offers beautiful white flowers. It also produces berries that can be replanted to multiply the plant.



Hydrangea is a climbing plant that produces many colorful flowers. It is ideal for dressing a low wall or decorating a fence edge.