Grasses for Shade

Grasses for Shade

Hardy Ferns

Hardy Ferns

Adiantum, Arachnoides, Asplenium, Athyrium, Blechnum, Ceterach, Cheilanthus, Cyrtomium, Cystopteris, Dennstaedtia, Dicksonia, Doodia, Dryopteris, Gymnocarpium, Matteuccia, Microlepia, Onoclea, Osmunda, Pellaea, Phegopteris, Polypodium, Polystichum, Pteris, Selaginella, Woodsia, Woodwardia.
Plants for Specific Locations

Plants for Specific Locations

A selection of plants listed for specific situations in a shady garden.
Perennials A - D

Perennials A - D

Actaea, Aconitum, Adenophora, Agapanthus, Ajuga, Androsace, Anemone, Anemonella, Anemonopsis, Aquilegia, Aralia, Arisaema, Arum, Aruncus, Asarum, Astilbe, Astilboides, Astrantia, Beesia, Bergenia, Brunnera, Calanthe, Caltha, Campanula, Cardamine, Caulophyllum, Cautleya, Chelonopsis, Chloranthus, Convallaria, Corydalis, Cyclamen, Dactylorhiza, Deinanthe, Dicentra, Dierama, Digitalis, Diphylleia, Disporopsis, Disporum, Dodecatheon.
Perennials  E - K

Perennials E - K

Epimedium, Erythronium, Farfugium, Fritillaria, Galanthus, Galium, Gentiana, Geranium, Geum, Gillenia, Gladiolus, Glaucidium, Helleborus, Helionopsis, Hepatica, x Heucherella, Hosta, Hydrangea, Hydrophyllum, Impatiens, Iris, Isopyrum, Jeffersonia, Kirengeshoma.
Perennials  L - P

Perennials L - P

Lamium, Lathyrus, Leucojum, Ligularia, Liriope, Lobelia, Lysmachia, Lysichiton, Meconopsis, Meehania, Melittis, Mertensia, Mitella, Mukdenia, Narcissus, Nephrophyllidium, Omphalodes, Ophiopogon, Ourisia, Pachysandra, Pachyphragma, Paeonia, Paris, Patrinia, Peltoboykinia, Petasites, Phlox, Polemonium, Polygonatum, Primula, Pteridophyllum, Pulmonaria.
Perennials  R - Y

Perennials R - Y

Ranunculus, Rheum, Rodgersia, Rohdea, Romanzoffia, Roscoea, Rubus, Salvia, Sanguinaria, Saruma, Saxifraga, Schizostylis, Scoliopus, Smilacina, Soldanella, Spiranthes, Strobilanthes, Symphytum, Syneilesis, Synthyris, Tellima, Thalictrum, Tiarella, Trautvetteria, Tricyrtis, Trillium, Triosteum, Trollius, Tropaeolum, Uvularia, Vancouveria, Veratrum, Viola, Ypsilandra.

Best Selling Plants

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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