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Ranunculus

Ranunculus

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

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.
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.
Wulfenia

Wulfenia

Zantedeschia

Zantedeschia

Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y

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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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