Actaea

A stellar performer of the plant world - fantastic foliage, an architectual frame and late flowers on lofty strong stems. Actaea thrive in shade and partial shade, although they dislike boggy conditions. They look wonderful at the back of borders and associate beautifully with ferns, Tiarellas and Japanese anemones. They won't thrive in very alkaline and well drained soils. They are in the buttercup family and need similar conditions to most other members of this diverse family.

All parts of the plants are poisonous and gloves need to be worn when handling.
"

 Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge

Actaea japonica 'Cheju-do'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 100cm plus (36 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to September

Spikes of white flowers in Autumn to 1.2m tall. From Japanese collected seed.

Price: 6.50


Quantity:  



People who bought this item also bought:
1. Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'
2. Persicaria microcephala 'Purple Fantasy'
3. Gillenia trifoliata AGM
Actaea simplex 'Brunette' AGM

Actaea simplex 'Brunette' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 150cm plus (60 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to October

Divisions of this fabulous dark brown leaved woodlander. Creamy, white, small flowers in late summer which look stunning with the bronzy foliage.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 6.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 6.50


Quantity:  



OUT OF STOCK
"

 Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge

Actaea 'Black Beauty'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 150cm plus (60 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to October

A very dark, vigorous, black leaved new form. Worth growing for the foliage alone. Very fragrant flowers in September and October. Height when in flower up to 2m.
Plant at 60cm centres in fertile soil, they tend to hate thin alkaline soils.


Price: (2 or fewer plants) 6.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 6.50


Quantity:  



OUT OF STOCK
"

 Mouse over image to explore or click to enlarge

Actaea simplex 'Pink Spike'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 150cm plus (60 ins)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to October

A new form of this lovely Autumn flowering plant that starts white but fades quickly to pink, with bright anthers.
Poisonous and wear gloves when handling.

Price: 6.95


Quantity:  



People who bought this item also bought:
1. Actaea japonica 'Cheju-do'
2. Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'
3. Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Best Selling Plants

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

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

The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
find out more

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

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

A plant that has become increasingly popular as gardeners recognise its quiet beauty. White star flowers that have a fluttering butterfly quality about them, reddish stems and calyxs, followed by berries and coloured foliage in Autumn. A semi-shaded well drained spot will have this flowering most of the Summer. Use to the front of a shade border to fully appreciate its beauty. A rhizomatous perennial, that is gradually clump forming.
find out more

Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.45 (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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
find out more

4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

 4 x Ferns that will tolerate dry shade

17.50

{Description}Polystichum setiferum (Soft Shield Fern ) 45cm evergreen.
Polypodium vulgare (Common Polypody) 30cm, evergreen.
Asplenium scolopendrium ( Harts Tongue) 45cm, evergreen.
Dryopteris filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactyla' (Male Fern) 60cm, deciduous.

Please note Collections may vary depending on stock availability
{About}
4 ferns, one of each of above each in 9cm pots ready to go directly into the garden

find out more

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

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

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn. Described in a recent RHS trial as 'an excellent' plant and deserving of its AGM.

Very easy to look after, just comb out any old and abttered leaves in Spring.
find out more

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

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

Heavily mottled leaves are frosty in Winter, when the leaves turn to a burgundy colour, pink flowers in Spring. Good for shade even dry shade.
find out more

Solution Graphics