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.
Ligularia

Ligularia

Liriope

Liriope

Lychnis

Lychnis

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

Lysichiton

Skunk cabbages both the North American yellow species and the white asiatic species.
Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Melittis

Melittis

Molopospernum

Molopospernum

Mukdenia

Mukdenia

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

Persicaria

Persicaria

Clump forming Persicaria with good foliage value. Deciduous.
Podophyllum

Podophyllum

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.
Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria

A large selection for your delectation.
Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P

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Galium odoratum

Galium odoratum

4.50 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

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We were asked for sweet woodruff so often that we now grow it. 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 at Mottisfont forming a wonderful ground cover under a fig tree.
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Galium will spread quite vigorously. So a plant that will survive in difficult situations.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.85 (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.
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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

Predictably large with blue flowers. One of the best of the good flowering forms, and strong evergreen foliage.
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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

Geranium phaeum 'Album'

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

An excellent Geranium for shade as the white flowers really light up a dry shady spot.
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

5.45 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (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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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

5.45 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (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 Bremnar in the Orkneys.

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