Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K
Epimedium

Epimedium

A question of two groups: the old European species are happy in a drier soil, but the Chinese species are very much plants for a humus rich, moisture retentive, but not boggy, spot in some shade. Some will prefer a sheltered spot to flush them into flower in Spring. Fine wiry stems carry airy dancing star or spider like flowers. An essential plant for any garden.
Erigeron

Erigeron

Erythronium

Erythronium

A very lovely genus, their common name is Dog's Tooth Violet (from the distinctive shape of the bulb) a thing of possibly unmatched beauty in the Spring garden.
Euphorbia

Euphorbia

A selection of real good doers for some of the most challenging spots in the shady garden. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.
Galanthus

Galanthus

Snowdrops will be sent out in the green during comparatively mild weather in Spring. Please order at any time and the snowdrops may be sent separately from other parts of any order.
Galium

Galium

Geranium

Geranium

A wide ranging group of plants that give an enormous amount to the garden. Those listed are herbaceous and tolerant of some shade and in many cases, very dry shady situations. Geraniums are great garden plants with long flowering periods.
Geum

Geum

Gillenia

Gillenia

Exceptionally beautifull North American woodlanders which do well in some sun in the UK. Common name Indian physic to do with its medicinal properties
Helleborus

Helleborus

A wide range of singles and doubles for your interest. We can try and send colours to order but obviously out of flower we can't be sure. They are all from line bred hand pollinated strains which do give very consistent results.
Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica is a charming plant for the woodland garden, some are easier than others. Japanese cultivars are really only suitable for pot culture but many of the European woodland species and forms make good garden plants.
Heuchera

Heuchera

x Heucherella

x Heucherella

x Heucherella is a bi-generic hybrid from crosses between Tiarella and Heuchera.
Hosta -  A to J Cultivars

Hosta - A to J Cultivars

A group of plants from 60cm tall and wide to 2m across, we tend to list the distinct good doers.
Hosta -  K to Z Cultivars

Hosta - K to Z Cultivars

Impatiens

Impatiens

Iris

Iris

Jeffersonia

Jeffersonia

Kirengeshoma

Kirengeshoma

Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K

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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (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

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (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 lepidopoda

Dryopteris lepidopoda

4.20 (2 or fewer items) 3.80 (3 or more items)

Common name, the Sunset Fern. A lovely fern from the Himalayas, superficially similar to Dryopteris wallichiana, upright in habit but with pink/red new flush to the glossy foliage. Easy to grow in a similar spot to D. wallichiana or erythrosora. Evergreen.
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Cyclamen coum 'Pink'

Cyclamen coum  'Pink'

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.60 (3 or more items)

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Pink flowers over plain green leaves.
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Flowering January to March
Dormant May to October.
Plant at 15-20 cm centres
Best planted in semi shade at the same depth as in the pots.
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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (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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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

3.95 (2 or fewer items) 3.60 (3 or more items)

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A pure white strain of this tough easy woodland Cyclamen, very hardy. Looks stunning in the Autumn as a mass underplant.
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Cyclamen hederifolium if very easy to grow in any well drained shaded spot and is one of the most tolerant of the driest dry shade. Plant at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots.
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