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Alchemilla mollis AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

Common as muck but brilliant for a tough spot. Plumes of lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Wonderful for flower arranging and the leaves look magical with water droplets sitting on them. Very dry shade tolerant and resistant to deer and rabbits, plus the occasional football or foot.

Often used at the front of borders and complementing other flowering perennials (it looks stunning when planted with Geranium 'Rozanne'), Alchemilla can also be used most effectively to create an area of differing foliage colours and textures - it combines beautifully with small to medium sized ferns.

It will mildly seed around but it is just too useful to ignore! Cutting foliage and faded flower stems back in mid/late summer will produce a second flush of leaves and the odd flower.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Ajuga reptans 'Alba'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to June

A plain green leaved variety with lots of white flowers through Spring.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Sun-partial shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.45
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Munstead White' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July


syn Nivea. A lovely pure white strain of this good garden plant, easy in shade where is shows up wonderfully well. A native plant.
Hardy and very easy in even dry shade, May and June flowering they will mildly seed around and estblish itself coming up where it wants to grow, easy to control.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Aster divaricatus

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to September

A very lovely species Aster which is easy, mildew free, with shiny dark black stems with white flowers atop the zig zag stems in late Summer/Autumn. Perfect for the shady border in late Summer and thought to have often been used by Gertrude Jekyll in her designs. Recent name change - Eurybia divaricatus.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.80
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.30


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Bergenia 'Overture' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

Richly coloured, neat foliage and stunning magenta flowers in Spring. Great Winter dark red foliage colour. A high quality form.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.50


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Aquilegia vulgaris 'White Star'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: N/A to N/A

A lovely strong growing strain of star shaped flowers. Mid green foliage, will seed true if kept isolated and is easy in dry shaded spots (but not under conifers).

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.50


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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Spear'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to April


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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 5.50


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Cyclamen coum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: January to March


For naturalizing, mixed batch of white or pink, a good variety of leaf forms and great value for money.
Home UK seed raised from the best parents, giving fantastic, healthy plants. Jewel like flowers over gorgeous deep green or marbled leaves.
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.


Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
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Special Offer Cyclamen hederifolium AGM - 8 mixed leaved forms.

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to September



A mixed batch of leaves and flower colour, 8 x 9cm pots. Super in dry shade, August - September flowering, with flowers appearing in ethereal ring like clumps and with the good looking marbled leaves remaining all Winter long. This collection offers great value for money. Please remember that Cyclamen hederifolium are Summer dormant.

Cyclamen hederifolium is very easy to grow in any well drained shaded spot and is one of the most tolerant of the driest dry shade. Looks glorious in drifts under deciduous trees. Plants at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots. Summer dormant.


Price: 27.00


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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: August to September



A pure white strain of this tough easy woodland Cyclamen, very hardy. Looks stunning in the Autumn as a mass underplant.

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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.60


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Epimedium x rubrum AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

A hybrid form which is a good general easy form for dryish shade. Semi-evergreen well marked foliage to 35cm high x 50cm wide. Dark red and pale lemon colured flowers. European type.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

Easy pale lemon yellow flowered species, good ground cover. European type. One of the easiest and most reliable for dry shade. Deciduous.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.50


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Euphorbia amygdaloides var robbiae AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to May

The native wood spurge, a very tough evergreen Euphorbia for any shady spot including tricky dry soils under trees. Green leaves and lime green/yellow flowers in Summer. Makes a good looking ground cover. Poisonous and take care when handling Euphorbia, as the latex in the sap can be an irritant to the skin.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.20
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Galium odoratum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to June


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.


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

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.50
Price: (3 or more plants) 3.95


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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.45
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.95


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Geranium phaeum 'Album'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to June

An excellent Geranium for shade: the white flowers will really light up a dry shady spot.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 5.50
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

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 nodosum

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
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Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

A fully white flowered form of Geranium nodosum that will easily cope with dry shade. Maybe not quite as vigorous as the species.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.95
Price: (3 or more plants) 4.85


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Heuchera americana 'Eco Magnififolia'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

A classic easy growing Heuchera, with heavily red veined and stained silvery pewter leaves, bordered with green. Tolerant of most growing conditions including dry shade, foliage becomes very vibrant with cold temperatures but is lovely all year around. Small white flowers. Would be stunning in a container.

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Iris foetidissima AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to May

A native Iris that does well in dry soils in shade, quiet purplish and yellow flowers in Summer, but the real star quality is the pod of berries which split in Autumn revealing scarlet orange fleshy seeds. A rhizomatous spreader.
Harmful if eaten.

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Lathyrus vernus AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

The Spring pea, a non-climbing woodlander from Eastern Europe, with striking blue-purple flowers. Forms a small bush/clump for ground cover. Stunning.

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Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: September to October

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

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Myrrhis odorata

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 60cm (24in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July



Sweet Cicely, fully deciduous. In Spring it produces beautiful soft, hairy, pale green leaves, and then later small heads of cow parsley type flowers. Brushing past it releases the sweet aniseed scent, and it's often used in the preparation of stewed fruit to reduce the amount of sugar needed. A must for the herb or wild garden.

Grows well in dry shade, though best with semi-shade.

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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: April to May

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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Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost'

  • Pot size: 1 Litre
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: June to July

Heavily mottled leaves are frosty in Winter, when the leaves turn to a burgundy colour, pink flowers in Spring. Good for shade even dry shade.

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Tiarella 'Running Tiger'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 45cm (18in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to August

A ground cover Tiarella with striped mottled leaves and white flowers. Spreads gradually with overground stolons.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 4.80
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Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

Splendid pink flowers in masses in Spring over deeply cut foliage with a streak down the centre.


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Tiarella 'Sugar and Spice'

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 30cm (12in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: May to July

'Sugar and Spice' is one of our best with shiny, lacquered leaves, which are lacy with a heavily marked center in Summer and Winter. Spring brings lightly fragrant flowers, frosted pink with a white interior.

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Vinca minor f.alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' AGM

  • Pot size: 9cm
  • Plant size: 15cm (6in)
  • Growing condition: Partial - full shade
  • Flowering season: March to June


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.
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.

Price: (2 or fewer plants) 3.50
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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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