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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Dactylorhiza fuchsii

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to June

Common spotted orchid, easy in the garden and good for naturalising in grass.
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Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: July to August

A great grass for a shady border, associating well with ferns, and woodland perennials.

Flowering Late Spring through Summer
Habit - clump forming
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Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 75cm plus (32in plus)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

A fabulous strain of the white flowered native foxglove but with a dark red throat to the large flowers. Easy to establish and naturalise.
Poisonous and wear gloves when handling.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.80
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

The native wood spurge, a very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady spot including dry soils under trees. Green leaves and yellow flowers in Summer. Makes a good looking ground cover. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.45


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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June



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 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.

Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Geranium pratense 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

A lovely form with masses of light blue flowers lined with white. Upright growth.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
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Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

A very lovely form, late May flowering and intermittently later. Native to the UK and most of temperate Europe. This is a large flowered form with blue/purple flowers with a white centre.

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Iris foetidissima AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to May

A native Iris that does well in dry soils in shade, quiet purplish and yellow flowers in Summer, but the real star quality is the pod of berries which split in Autumn revealing scarlet orange fleshy seeds. A rhizomatous spreader.
Harmful if eaten.

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Lychnis flos-cuculi

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Ragged robin, a lovely native plant that thrives in a semi-wild woodland type garden.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
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Myrrhis odorata

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July



Sweet Cicely, fully deciduous. In Spring it produces soft, hairy, pale green leaves, and then later small heads of cow parsley type flowers. Brushing past it releases the sweet aniseed scent, and it is often used in the preparation of stewed fruit to reduce the amount of sugar needed. A must for the herb or wild garden.

Reportedly needing moisture but grows well in dry shade, though best with semi-shade.

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Primula elatior AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: February to April

The native oxslip, lovely in a woodland/shade situation. Not botanically correct but for all the world looks like a natural hybrid between a cowslip and primrose. A wonderfully cheery plant.

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Price: (2 or fewer plants) 2.95
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Symphytum x uplandicum 'Moorland Heather'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

A lovely form of the native comfry which is grown for the stunning magenta-purple flowers, which flowers for most of the Summer.
Poisonous.
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