Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P
Lamium

Lamium

Dead nettles, but non running, large flowered species.
Lathyrus

Lathyrus

Peas, in this case European herbaceous, low growing and bushy woodland species that flower in late Spring and early Summer.
Ligularia

Ligularia

Liriope

Liriope

Lychnis

Lychnis

We grow a number of these principally Japanese Summer flowering woodlanders.
Lysichiton

Lysichiton

Skunk cabbages both the North American yellow species and the white asiatic species.
Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Melittis

Melittis

Molopospernum

Molopospernum

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

Persicaria

Persicaria

Clump forming Persicaria with good foliage value. Deciduous.
Podophyllum

Podophyllum

Polygonatum

Polygonatum

A number of species, some very different from the typical solomon's seal.
Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

A perennial favourite with our customers.
Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Moisture and or shade loving species are offered.
Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria

A large selection for your delectation.
Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P

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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremnar in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

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We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it. Mythical thug for a shady spot where it can spread and display its fragrant white flowers in Spring. Will tolerate dry soils. It was used most effectively as ground cover in a small, shady courtyard show garden at Chelsea 2012, and can be seen at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.50 (3 or more items)

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.50 (3 or more items)

A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.85 (3 or more items)

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots.
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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.45 (3 or more items)

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn.
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