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

Asarum

Asarum

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

Cortusa

Cortusa

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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Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

5.50

True pink flowers over darkly marked deeply cut wherryi type foliage.

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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.45 (3 or more items)

{About}
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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' AGM

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'  AGM

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

PP13859 PBR 1799
Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant.
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Aster divaricatus

Aster divaricatus

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.50 (3 or more items)

A very lovely species Aster which is easy, mildew free, with shiny dark black stems with white flowers atop the zig zag stems in late Summer/Autumn. Perfect for the shady border in late Summer and thought to have often been used by Gertrude Jekyll in her designs.
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Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

3.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.00 (3 or more items)

{Description} A lovely low growing, compact white flowered form. Short evergreen leaved stems produce a succession of refreshing white flowers from mid Spring and into the Summer. Bushy plants.
{Cultivation} Vinca minor, including this form, is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions but thrives in dryish deciduous shade. On the whole easy.
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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

4.50

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