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.
Lilium

Lilium

A range of lilies largely suited to the semi-shaded border.
Liriope

Liriope

Lunaria

Lunaria

Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

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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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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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

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

A truly magnificent fern with splendid crests and arching fronds, said to be the 'King of the British Ferns'. In time, to 1.2m tall. Very effective in a pot against a north facing wall. Semi-evergreen.
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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.
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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

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

The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

5.95 (2 or fewer items) 5.30 (3 or more items)

A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan, although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris erythrosora AGM

Dryopteris erythrosora AGM

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

Quite one of the best garden ferns with bronze new fronds all Summer. Will tolerate a fair amount of alkalinity in the soil but prefers neutral soils. Evergreen.
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