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.
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.
Gillenia

Gillenia

Exceptionally beautifull North American woodlanders which do well in some sun in the UK. Common name Indian physic to do with its medicinal properties
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.
Impatiens

Impatiens

Iris

Iris

Jeffersonia

Jeffersonia

Kirengeshoma

Kirengeshoma

Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K

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Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum Wollaston'

Polystichum setiferum 'Divisilobum Wollaston'

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Long and lacy fronds on this fine form. Evergreen. Good in dry shade.
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Myrrhis odorata

Myrrhis odorata

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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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Blechnum spicant AGM

Blechnum spicant AGM

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Native ladder fern, with the fronds resembling the steps of a ladder, needs neutral to acid soil. Very attractive in growth with both upright and arching fronds. Evergreen and very popular with flower arrangers.
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Adiantum venustum AGM

Adiantum venustum AGM

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The hardy creeping maidenhair fern from the Himalayas. Will spread to form dense ground cover. Evergreen. Not for very dry soils.
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Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

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From Korea and Japan, glossy fine cut fronds to 60cm across. Evergreen. One of the finest of the good hardy evergreen ferns. Polyblepharum means 'many eyelashes'. A fine, reliable fern.
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Gillenia trifoliata AGM

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

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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.
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