Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y
Rheum

Rheum

Rodgersia

Rodgersia

Roscoea

Roscoea

Exotic looking plants with stunning flowers. We have what may be considered an extreme number of Roscoea, but we have grown them outside for a number of years and find we can have different species in flower from April to October, something very few other woodland genera can offer. We find them easy in a shady spot with a moist but not boggy soil. Plant deeply and avoid keeping them in pots overwinter. They can bea little slow to reappear in Spring.
Sanguinaria

Sanguinaria

Sarcococca

Sarcococca

A group of very fragrant low growing evergreen shrubs, that flower in Winter. They are an important element of any Winter garden with glossy foliage and strong scent, offering a good dose of seasonal cheer. Maintenance is minimal perhaps a light shaping as they mature and they are usually trouble free.
Saxifraga

Saxifraga

Silene

Silene

Smilacina

Smilacina

Speirantha

Speirantha

Symphytum

Symphytum

Synthyris

Synthyris

Tellima

Tellima

Thalictrum

Thalictrum

Tiarella

Tiarella

We are continuing to introduce new forms but still keep older varieties in production, probably because they are all good easy garden plants for shade, even dryish shade. Great flowers and fabulous foliage - a winning combination.
Tricyrtis

Tricyrtis

Toad lilies, we hold quite a range that are available at various times in the year. All are available mail order.
Uvularia

Uvularia

Vinca

Vinca

Viola

Viola

The Viola odorata forms are all single, easy growing, for a shady spot in the garden. The new Devon violets are much better than the old cut flower clones, not virus infested nor prone to red spider mite. Wonderful in a wild or woodland garden where they will happily seed about.
Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

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

A medium growing form with white flowers with pink calyx. Very tolerant of dry soils and conditions. One of the most and best evergreen of the forms. Offers Autumn brightness as the leaves colour. Makes a fantastic dense ground cover even in dry shade. We have it growing at the base of a hornbeam hedge in a very thin soil and it is very happy.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

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

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremner in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots. Wonderful for natural or semi wild planting schemes.
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

6.20 (2 or fewer items) 5.80 (3 or more items)

A blue-chip and striking Spring woodlander, comparatively large blue flowers in masses in Spring and possibly the odd one in Autumn too. Slowing spreading to form a mat of foliage. Evergreen and quite charming. Likes woodsy conditions and combines beautifully with spring bulbs and ferns. I have seen it used as a very stylish underplant in a formal courtyard garden too.
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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (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.
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Epimedium x warleyense

Epimedium x warleyense

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

An old variety, but for dry shade, a plant that’s hard to beat. Orange flowers in Spring and green mottled leaves all year. European type.
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