Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P
Lamium

Lamium

Dead nettles, but non running, large flowered species.
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.
Leucojum

Leucojum

Ligularia

Ligularia

Liriope

Liriope

Lychnis

Lychnis

We grow a number of these principally Japanese Summer flowering woodlanders.
Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Molopospernum

Molopospernum

Mukdenia

Mukdenia

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

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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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (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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Anemone nemorosa AGM

Anemone nemorosa AGM

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

The exquisite native wild wood anemone. White flowered. A beautiful woodland gem.
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Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

3.80 (2 or fewer items) 3.40 (3 or more items)

{Description} A lovely low growing, compact white flowered form. Short evergreen leaved stems produce a succession of refreshing white flowers from mid Spring and into the Summer. Bushy plants.
{Cultivation} Vinca minor, including this form, is very tolerant of a wide range of conditions but thrives in dryish deciduous shade. On the whole very easy.
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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

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


Fully silvered leaves and blue flowers in Spring. Shows great vigour even in dry conditions. Will gradually form a good size plant. Is similar to, but proving a better plant than Jack Frost.
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Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket'

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

True pink flowers over darkly marked deeply cut wherryi type foliage.

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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.
{Cultivation}
Galium will spread quite vigorously, but it is a plant that will survive the toughest of dry shady conditions.
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