Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K
Epimedium

Epimedium

A question of two groups: the old European species are happy in a drier soil, but the Chinese species are very much plants for a humus rich, moisture retentive, but not boggy, spot in some shade. Some will prefer a sheltered spot to flush them into flower in Spring. Fine wiry stems carry airy dancing star or spider like flowers. An essential plant for any garden.
Erigeron

Erigeron

Erythronium

Erythronium

A very lovely genus,
Euphorbia

Euphorbia

A selection of real good doers for some of the most challenging spots in the shady garden. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.
Galium

Galium

Geranium

Geranium

A wide ranging group of plants that give an enormous amount to the garden. Those listed are herbaceous and tolerant of some shade and in many cases, very dry shady situations. Geraniums are great garden plants with long flowering periods.
Geum

Geum

Helleborus

Helleborus

A wide range of singles and doubles for your interest. We can try and send colours to order but obviously out of flower we can't be sure. They are all from line bred hand pollinated strains which do give very consistent results.
Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica is a charming plant for the woodland garden, some are easier than others. Japanese cultivars are really only suitable for pot culture but many of the European woodland species and forms make good garden plants.
Heuchera

Heuchera

Hosta -  A to J Cultivars

Hosta - A to J Cultivars

A group of plants from 60cm tall and wide to 2m across, we tend to list the distinct good doers.
Hosta -  K to Z Cultivars

Hosta - K to Z Cultivars

Impatiens

Impatiens

Iris

Iris

Jeffersonia

Jeffersonia

Kirengeshoma

Kirengeshoma

Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K

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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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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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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

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

Predictably large with blue flowers. One of the best of the good flowering forms, and strong evergreen foliage.
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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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Alchemilla mollis AGM

Alchemilla mollis AGM

5.30 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

Common as muck but brilliant for a tough spot. Plumes of lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Wonderful for flower arranging and the leaves look magical with water droplets sitting on them. Very dry shade tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbits, plus the occasional football or foot.

Often used at the front of borders and complementing other flowering perennials (it looks stunning when planted with Geranium 'Rozanne'), Alchemilla can also be used most effectively to create an area of differing foliage colours and textures - it combines beautifully with small to medium sized ferns.

It will mildly seed around but it is just too useful to ignore!
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Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

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Sweet Cicely, fully deciduous. In Spring it produces beautiful 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's often used in the preparation of stewed fruit to reduce the amount of sugar needed. A must for the herb or wild garden.
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Grows well in dry shade, though best with semi-shade.
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