Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P
Lamium

Lamium

Dead nettles, but non running, large flowered species.
Lathyrus

Lathyrus

Peas, in this case European herbaceous, low growing and bushy woodland species that flower in late Spring and early Summer. They combine beautifully with the elegant pale cream/white Narcissus Thalia.
Leucojum

Leucojum

Ligularia

Ligularia

Liriope

Liriope

Lychnis

Lychnis

We grow a number of these principally Japanese Summer flowering woodlanders.
Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Molopospernum

Molopospernum

Mukdenia

Mukdenia

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

Persicaria

Persicaria

Clump forming Persicaria with good foliage value. Deciduous and they like a moisure rententive soil.
Polygonatum

Polygonatum

A number of species, some very different from the typical solomon's seal.
Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

A perennial favourite with our customers.
Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Moisture and or shade loving species are offered.ey
Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria

A large selection for your delectation.
Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P

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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)


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.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (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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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.50 (3 or more items)


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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Epimedium x rubrum AGM

Epimedium x rubrum AGM

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

A hybrid form which is a good general easy form for dryish shade. Evergreen well marked foliage to 35cm high x 50cm wide. Dark red and pale lemon colured flowers. European type.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

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

A medium growing form with white flowers with pink calyx. Very tolerant of dry soils and conditions. One of the most and best evergreen of the forms. Offers Autumn brightness as the leaves colour. Makes a fantastic dense ground cover even in dry shade. We have it growing at the base of a hornbeam hedge in a very thin soil and it is very happy.
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Bergenia 'Overture' AGM

Bergenia 'Overture' AGM

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.50 (3 or more items)

Richly coloured, neat foliage and stunning magenta flowers in Spring. Great Winter dark red foliage colour. A high quality form.
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