Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y
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.
Uvularia

Uvularia

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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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

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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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

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{About}syn Nivea. A lovely pure white strain of this good garden plant, easy in shade where is shows up wonderfully well. A native plant.
{Cultivation} Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

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Predictably large with blue flowers. One of the best of the good flowering forms, and strong evergreen foliage.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

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Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant. Is similar to, but proving a better plant than Jack Frost.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

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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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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

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An excellent Geranium for shade: the white flowers will really light up a dry shady spot.
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