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Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Rheum

Rheum

Rodgersia

Rodgersia

Roscoea

Roscoea

Exotic looking plants with stunning flowers. We have what may be considered an extreme number of Roscoea, but we have grown them outside for a number of years and find we can have different species in flower from April to October, something very few other woodland genera can offer. We find them easy in a shady spot with a moist but not boggy soil. Plant deeply and avoid keeping them in pots overwinter. They can bea little slow to reappear in Spring.
Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria

Sarcococca

Sarcococca

A group of very fragrant low growing evergreen shrubs, that flower in Winter. They are an important element of any Winter garden with glossy foliage and strong scent, offering a good dose of seasonal cheer. Maintenance is minimal perhaps a light shaping as they mature and they are usually trouble free.
Saxifraga

Saxifraga

Silene

Silene

Smilacina

Smilacina

Speirantha

Speirantha

Symphytum

Symphytum

Tellima

Tellima

Thalictrum

Thalictrum

Tiarella

Tiarella

We are continuing to introduce new forms but still keep older varieties in production, probably because they are all good easy garden plants for shade, even dryish shade. Great flowers and fabulous foliage - a winning combination.
Tricyrtis

Tricyrtis

Toad lilies, we hold quite a range that are available at various times in the year. All are available mail order.
Vinca

Vinca

Viola

Viola

The Viola odorata forms are all single, easy growing, for a shady spot in the garden. The new Devon violets are much better than the old cut flower clones, not virus infested nor prone to red spider mite. Wonderful in a wild or woodland garden where they will happily seed about.
Wulfenia

Wulfenia

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y

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SPECIAL OFFER: Cyclamen coum AGM x 8 mixed 9cm pots

SPECIAL OFFER: Cyclamen coum AGM x 8  mixed 9cm pots

26.00

For naturalizing, established in 9cm pots, either white or pink flowers and a mixture of leaf forms. Fantastic value for money.
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Matteuccia struthiopteris AGM

Matteuccia struthiopteris AGM

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

The shuttlecock fern, vigorous and striking. Needs some moisture to reach full size. Deciduous.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

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


A very useful groundcover for tough, dry shady conditions.

A 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 in the walled garden at NT Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Cyclamen coum 'Album'

Cyclamen coum 'Album'

3.80 (2 or fewer items) 3.50 (3 or more items)

A pure white flowered selection of this excellent garden plant.

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Tiarella 'Emerald Ellie'

Tiarella 'Emerald Ellie'

5.95

A new clump forming variety with deeply cut leaves with dark centres. Pretty white flowers all the growing season..
Evergreen and strong growing.
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Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen'

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

A fine divisilobum form of the soft shield fern. A beautiful, elegant form of this easy very tolerant fern even of dry soils. Makes a very good subject for a container.
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