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

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. Can be used to great effect on planted driveways as shown in the RHS Garden Magazine November 2015.
Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

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

Aquilegia

Shade tolerant Aquilegia from the temperate northern hemisphere.
Asarum

Asarum

Aster

Aster

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

Begonia

Brunnera

Brunnera

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

Caltha

Cardamine

Cardamine

Cautleya

Cautleya

Cautleya thrive in moist, humus-rich soils and are most at home in the shade of trees and shrubs or in a mixed border if the soils do not dry out. Plant deeply with at least 10cm (4ins) of soil above the rhizomes.
Convallaria

Convallaria

Corydalis

Corydalis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen both Spring and Autumn flowering.
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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Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls' AGM

Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls' AGM

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Height 30cm Spread 50cm
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Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

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A very handsome fern for a spot with moisture retentive soil, in shade. Proving fully hardy. With glossy dark green fronds with yellow streaks through them, very popular for flower arranging in Winter.
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Adiantum aleuticum 'Imbricatum'

Adiantum aleuticum 'Imbricatum'

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Matteuccia struthiopteris AGM

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Adiantum pedatum AGM

Adiantum pedatum AGM

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Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

Polystichum polyblepharum AGM

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