Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D
Acanthus

Acanthus

Aconitum

Aconitum

An elegant woodlander, climbing forms in the main. Monkshoods are a distinct blue colour that is hard to get elsewhere. Always wear gloves when handling as ALL parts of the plant are poisonous.
Actaea

Actaea

Adoxa

Adoxa

Ajuga

Ajuga

Alchemilla

Alchemilla

Common as muck and tough as old boots, but for dry shade or somewhere the occasional football or foot may land ideal. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Allium

Allium

Anemone

Anemone

A variety of anemones for shade, from Spring until Autumn.
Aquilegia

Aquilegia

Shade tolerant Aquilegia from the temperate northern hemisphere.
Arisaema

Arisaema

A selection of hardy forms suitable for a woodland garden.
Arum

Arum

Aster

Aster

Woodland Asters suitable for a shady spot in the garden and valuable Autumn flowers
Astilbe

Astilbe

We don't like the bolt upright arendsii hybrids but are happy to grow the more gracefull weeping varieties as well the dwarf crisped forms.
Astrantia

Astrantia

We have a large range of these good garden plants, the very dark red forms need some sun to really colour well. They prefer fertile and moist conditions.
Beesia

Beesia

An unusual plant from the woods of Yunnan. A member of the Buttercup family.
Bergenia

Bergenia

The modern cultivars are much better than the old forms, in both flower and foliage.
Brunnera

Brunnera

Plants highly valued for their foliage as well as flowers.
Caltha

Caltha

Campanula

Campanula

Cardamine

Cardamine

Cardiocrinum

Cardiocrinum

Chelonopsis

Chelonopsis

Convallaria

Convallaria

Cornus

Cornus

Corydalis

Corydalis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen both Spring and Autumn flowering.
Cypripedium

Cypripedium

Dactylorhiza

Dactylorhiza

Deinanthe

Deinanthe

Dicentra

Dicentra

Digitalis

Digitalis

Disporopsis

Disporopsis

Disporum

Disporum

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Shooting stars; unusual members of the Primula family from North America.
Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D

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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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Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Emma'

Helleborus x ericsmithii  'Emma'

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This is a very good tissue cultured clone of this sterile three way hybrid (H. niger x H.sternii (argutifolius x lividus)) with pinky white large flowers in Spring over heavily silvered leaves. Evergreen and clump forming and flowering from November to March.
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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

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A magnificent fern with splendid crests and arching fronds, said to be the 'King of the British Ferns'. To 1.2m tall. Very effective in a pot against a north facing wall. Semi-evergreen.
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Dryopteris affinis AGM

Dryopteris affinis AGM

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The native golden scale fern, tough and quite large growing. To 1m tall if not too dry. It will take very cold, dry situations and rather thrive on neglect. Semi-evergreen.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

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syn Geranium mac. 'White Ness'. An easy, hardy, evergreen Geranium. Very good in dry shade. Forms good ground cover with fragrant foliage. Pure white flowers over most of the Summer starting in late May. This is a pure albino with no hint of pink in the calyx or flower.

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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

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A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan. 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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