Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P
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.
Liriope

Liriope

Lunaria

Lunaria

Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Mukdenia

Mukdenia

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

Pachyphragma

Pachyphragma

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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Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls' AGM

Athyrium niponicum 'Silver Falls' AGM

5.60 (2 or fewer items) 5.20 (3 or more items)

Height 30cm Spread 50cm
The best silvered form we have come across, similar growing to the species.
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Adiantum venustum AGM

Adiantum venustum AGM

6.50 (2 or fewer items) 5.95 (3 or more items)

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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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.
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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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Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

Arachniodes simplicior 'Variegata'

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

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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Polystichum setiferum AGM

Polystichum setiferum AGM

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

All the setiferum forms will take quite dry shade or sun with a bit more water. Easy, adaptable and evergreen.
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Corydalis elata

Corydalis elata

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

Fragrant, piercing blue flowers in May and June and all Summer if not too dry. Easy in a soil that retains a bit of moisture, does very well with us under an apple tree. More perennial, easier and a better garden plant than flexuosa.


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