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Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus (Monkshood): Dark blue hooded flowers over finely divided foliage. This Aconitum flowers early, in late spring/early summer. Height to 1.5m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood)
Aconitum napellus 'Album' (White Monkshood): White hooded flowers over finely divided frondy foliage. A great plant for shade, even quite dry shade. Flowers at about 1.2m Hardy. All parts are highly toxic [Collect Only]
Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry)
Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry): Grown mainly for its pure white berries in autumn, each with a black 'eye' on a red stalk. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Ajuga reptans (Bugle)
Ajuga reptans (Bugle): Superb ground cover plant with purplish green leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Caitlin's Giant')
Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' (Bugle 'Caitlin's Giant'): Superb ground cover plant with bronze-purple leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Semi-evergreen. Very attractive to bees.
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata' (Bugle 'Variegata')
Ajuga reptans 'Variegata' (Bugle 'Variegata'): Superb ground cover plant with green and white variegated leaves and blue flower spikes in summer. Very attractive to bees.
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla mollis (Lady's mantle): Bright green soft leaves and a froth of acid yellow/green flowers in summer. Very easy for ground cover. Height to 30cm.
Anemone leveillei
Anemone leveillei: Delicate white daisy-like flowers with lovely purple anthers and lilac backed. Foliage forms a mound of divided green leaves. Up to 45cm.
Aster divaricatus (White wood aster. Syn. Eurybia divaricata)
Aster divaricatus (White wood aster. Syn. Eurybia divaricata): Upright dark stems with a mass of small white starry flowers. Large, oval dark green mildew resistant leaves. Good for shade. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Astilbe 'Amethyst'
Astilbe 'Amethyst': Large, upright panicles of lilac-purple flowers in summer over green ferny foliage. Excellent for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 80cm. [Collect Only]
Astilbe 'Cappuccino' (PBR)
Astilbe 'Cappuccino' (PBR): Large, upright panicles of creamy white flowers in summer over contrasting dark bronze ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Astilbe 'Montgomery'
Astilbe 'Montgomery': Large, upright panicles of cherry red flowers in summer over dark green ferny foliage. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze'
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze': A very tall form with statuesque fluffy purple flowers above fresh green ferny foliage. Excellent for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' (Japanese painted fern 'Red Beauty')
Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' (Japanese painted fern 'Red Beauty'): A very elegant deciduous fern with silvery green arching fronds with reddish-purple stems. Prefers a moist shady site. Up to 50cm.
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted lady fern)
Athyrium niponicum var. pictum (Painted lady fern): Deciduous fern with blue-grey fronds with a silvery sheen and dark burgundy midribs. Prefers a moist shady sheltered spot. Up to 50cm.
Bergenia cordifolia 'Vinterglod' (Elephant's ears 'Vinterglod' (Winterglow))
Bergenia cordifolia 'Vinterglod' (Elephant's ears 'Vinterglod' (Winterglow)): Dark, glossy green leaves, turning red in the winter. Dark red stems with dark pink bell-shaped flowers in Spring. Great ground-cover. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla (Siberian bugloss): Heart shaped green leaves, with sprays of palest blue flowers in spring. Good in shade. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alchemy Silver' (Siberian bugloss)
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alchemy Silver' (Siberian bugloss): Large silver heart shaped leaves with dark green veining. Bright blue forget-me-not like flowers in spring. Great for shady areas. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Alexander's Great')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Alexander's Great' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Alexander's Great'): Statement foliage plant for shade. Large, heart-shaped, silver leaves. Light-blue forget-me-not-like flowers in Spring. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' (Siberian bugloss 'Variegata')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Variegata' (Siberian bugloss 'Variegata'): Large, heartshaped leaves with bold variegation. Sprays of forget-me-not blue flowers in spring. Superb shade plant. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Carex morrowii 'Irish Green' (Morrow's sedge 'Irish Green')
Carex morrowii 'Irish Green' (Morrow's sedge 'Irish Green'): Evergreen clump-forming sedge with bright green leaves. With pale greenish brown flowers in the summer. Can grow almost anywhere. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Japanese sedge 'Evergold')
Carex oshimensis 'Evergold' (Japanese sedge 'Evergold'): Evergreen, strappy leaves with a vibrant yellow centre and bright green edges. Hardy, easy and trouble-free. Up to 30cm.
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove)
Digitalis grandiflora (Yellow foxglove): Perennial foxglove with yellow bell-shaped flowers above clumps of evergreen lance-shaped leaves. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Dryopteris wallichiana (Alpine wood fern)
Dryopteris wallichiana (Alpine wood fern): A deciduous fern with hairy stems and green upright shuttlecock-like foliage. Shade-loving. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album'): Slender spires of white flowers in late summer. Spreads rapidly through underground runners but doesn't self-seed.To 1.8m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Stahl Rose'')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Stahl Rose' (Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Stahl Rose''): Slender spires of pale pink flowers in late summer. Spreads rapidly through underground runners. To 1m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Epimedium grandiflorum 'White Queen' (Barrenwort 'White Queen')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'White Queen' (Barrenwort 'White Queen'): Among the largest and showiest of white flowered Epimediums. To 30cm. Hardy.
Epimedium perralderianum (Barrenwort)
Epimedium perralderianum (Barrenwort): Tiny lemon yellow flowers held on fine wires above attractive, marbled foliage. Very good in shade, even dry shade
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten')
Epimedium x perralchicum 'Frohnleiten' (Barrenwort 'Frohnleiten'): Heart-shaped leaves are bronze-tinted, wiry stems of yellow, star-like flowers in spring. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin')
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin'): Orange flowers in the spring. Flowers held above heart-shaped leaves. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Bevan's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Bevan's Variety'): Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. Bright pink over a dense mound of aromatic foliage. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill): Purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy. To 60cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell')
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'): Large, rich purple flowers with white centre. Petals swept back. Hardy. Flowers early in the season. To 80cm.
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven')
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven'): Dark purple flowers with long stamens and swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Great for shady areas. To 60cm. Hardy.
Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Flowing Grass)
Hakonechloa macra (Japanese Flowing Grass): Mounds of arching green leaves that just touch the ground. A wonderful shade lover grown for its elegant flowing form.
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden Japanese Flowing Grass)
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' (Golden Japanese Flowing Grass): Superb grass with subtle gold/green strips which forms a neat mound.
Hepatica nobilis
Hepatica nobilis: Pretty bowl shaped blue flowers in early spring.
Hosta 'Carol'
Hosta 'Carol': A lovely medium sized hosta with mid-green leaves edged in white. Lavender flowers in mid-summer. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Empress Wu' (PBR)
Hosta 'Empress Wu' (PBR): One of the largest leaved Hostas in cultivation - possibly the largest. Leaves up to 18" across when established. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Hosta 'Frances Williams': Large heart-shaped crinkled leaves with a prominent green-yellow margin. Lavender purple flowers in mid summer. Hardy. Up to 75cm.
Hosta 'Golden Tiara'
Hosta 'Golden Tiara': A medium sized hosta with leaves up to 10cm and vibrant green leaves edged in yellow. Deep purple flowers on stems up to 50cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Halcyon': Medium sized Hosta with attractive blue-grey heart-shaped leaves and pale lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'One Man's Treasure'
Hosta 'One Man's Treasure': Bright green shiny leaves, distinctive red tinge to leaf stems.
Hosta 'Patriot'
Hosta 'Patriot': Large green leaves cleanly edged in white. Lilac flowers in summer. To 50cm. Hardy.
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Hosta 'Praying Hands': Very upright, rippled leaves. Leaves are green, narrowly edged in white and curl up. Lilac flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 40cm. AGM.
Hosta 'Risky Business' (PBR)
Hosta 'Risky Business' (PBR): A distinctive white streak in the centre of dark green leaves. Forms a medium sized mound with lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Silk Road'
Hosta 'Silk Road': Large heart-shaped leaves with deep green centre edged with yellow and white margins. Lavender purple flowers in mid summer. Hardy. Up to 65cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Spartacus'
Hosta 'Spartacus': A large variety with heart-shaped, deeply veined, leaves with a green centre and wide yellow margin. Lavender purple flowers in mid summer. Hardy. Up to 75cm.
Hosta 'Touch of Class'
Hosta 'Touch of Class': Large heart-shaped leaves with acid green through the centre and thick blue-green margins. Lavender purple flowers in midsummer. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' (Spotted deadnettle 'Beacon Silver')
Lamium maculatum 'Beacon Silver' (Spotted deadnettle 'Beacon Silver'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of purple-pink flowers. Brightens up a shady area. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Lamium orvala
Lamium orvala: A woodland perennial with large, crushed strawberry colour, lipped flowers in early summer. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Arching stems with hanging, heart shaped pink flowers. A spring classic. To 60cm. [Collect Only]
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (formerly Dicentra) (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Alba' (formerly Dicentra) (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Pure white form of the familiar Bleeding Heart. Very pretty in dappled shade. Does best in soil that isn't too dry. Hardy. To 70cm [Collect Only]
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis 'Valentine' (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Superb warm red flowered version of this familiar spring flowerer. Hardy. Up to 80cm. [Collect Only]
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea): Two-tone purple and pink pea-like flowers in early spring. Thrives in shade, even quite dry shade. To 30cm. Hardy.
Liriope 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue')
Liriope 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue'): Spikes of vibrant purple flowers in autumn, larger than the usual form, evergreen strappy foliage. Good for dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm [Collect Only]
Lunaria rediviva (Perennial Honesty)
Lunaria rediviva (Perennial Honesty): Perennial form of the familiar honesty, with white flowers and elegant pointed seed pods. Fully hardy. Height to 1m.
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife)
Lysimachia barystachys (White Loosestrife): Upright spikes of white flowers in late summer. Vigorous and very attractive to bees and butterflies. To 1m. Hardy
Maianthemum racemosum (False solomon's seal. Syn. Smilacena racemosa)
Maianthemum racemosum (False solomon's seal. Syn. Smilacena racemosa): Arching sprays of white flowers with bold, oval green foliage. A fine woodland plant, especially if soil is not too dry. To 90cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Mukdenia rossii
Mukdenia rossii: Short plump spikes of white flowers in spring, but mainly grown for its foliage which turns brilliant red in autumn. Up to 30cm.
Pachyphragma macrophyllum
Pachyphragma macrophyllum: Great for ground cover in shady areas,glossy round, green leaves and clusters of white flowers in the spring. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' (white flowered red bistort)
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Alba' (white flowered red bistort): Spikes of white flowers in late summer. Large oval pointed leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Amethyst Summer' (Red Bistort 'Amethyst Summer')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Amethyst Summer' (Red Bistort 'Amethyst Summer'): New colour form with dark pink flowers with hint of purple. Large oval pointed leaves. A robust plant that can grow almost anywhere. Hardy. To 1m
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' (PBR) (Red bistort 'Blackfield')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Blackfield' (PBR) (Red bistort 'Blackfield'): New variety with fine spikes of burgundy flowers in late summer. Easy and reliable. To 60cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' (PBR) (Red bistort 'Fat Domino')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Fat Domino' (PBR) (Red bistort 'Fat Domino'): A cracking new variety with plump, dark rose-red flower spikes which last for ages. Robust and hardy. Up to 90cm [Collect Only]
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Pink Elephant' (Red bistort 'Pink Elephant')
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Pink Elephant' (Red bistort 'Pink Elephant'): A compact form but still vigorous with lovely spikes of pink flowers and good robust foliage. Long flowering. Easy and reliable. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort 'Superba'. Syn. Polygonum bistorta 'Superbum')
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba' (Bistort 'Superba'. Syn. Polygonum bistorta 'Superbum'): Upright fluffy pink spikes make a bold show in early summer. Great for filling larger spaces. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum densum' (Soft shield fern)
Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum densum' (Soft shield fern): Soft bright green, evergreen fronds make this a wonderful space filler for shady spots and woodland gardens [Collect Only]
Primula denticulata var. alba (Drumstick primula - white)
Primula denticulata var. alba (Drumstick primula - white): Pure white balls of flowers on sturdy stems. To 25cm. Hardy
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort 'Blue Ensign')
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' (Lungwort 'Blue Ensign'): Rich blue flowers in spring over unspotted dark green foliage. A reliable hardy perennial. Up to 30cm.
Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' (Lungwort 'Trevi Fountain')
Pulmonaria 'Trevi Fountain' (Lungwort 'Trevi Fountain'): Long flowering, with blue flowers over silver-speckled leaves in spring. Great in shade. Hardy. Height to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Pulmonaria 'Victorian Brooch' (PBR) (Lungwort 'Victorian Brooch')
Pulmonaria 'Victorian Brooch' (PBR) (Lungwort 'Victorian Brooch'): Superb variety with flowers in varying shades of rich pink. To 30cm. Hardy
Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba'
Rodgersia pinnata 'Superba': Large palmate leaves which are tinged bronze when young, with panicles of pink flowers in midsummer. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringecups)
Tellima grandiflora 'Forest Frost' (Fringecups): Slender spikes of pinkish flowers late spring to mid-summer. Semi-evergreen reddish foliage. Great in shade. Height to 30cm. Hardy
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. To 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White')
Thalictrum 'Splendide White' (PBR) (Rue 'Splendide White'): Pure white flowers open from spherical buds. Spectacular in dappled shade
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide')
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide'): Superb Thalictrum with clouds of purple flowers open for a very long time in late summer. Hardy. Up to 1.5m [Collect Only]
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer. Adds valuable height to shady borders. To 1.4m. Hardy.
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double'): Tiny purple pom-pom flowers dance airily above ferny grey-green foliage. Height to 1.2m. Hardy
Thalictrum ichangense
Thalictrum ichangense: Rounded purplish green leaves with silvery veins, dainty sprays of tiny pink flowers in summer.
Thalictrum Nimbus Pink = 'Tntnp' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus Pink')
Thalictrum Nimbus Pink = 'Tntnp' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus Pink'): A new variety with dense clouds of fluffy lavender pink flowers on dark stems above grey-green ferny foliage like an aquilegia. Hardy. Up to 70cm. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum Nimbus White = 'Tntnw' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus White')
Thalictrum Nimbus White = 'Tntnw' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus White'): A new variety with dense clouds of fluffy white flowers on dark stems above grey-green ferny foliage like an aquilegia. Hardy. Up to 70cm. [Collect Only]
Tiarella cordifolia (Foam flower)
Tiarella cordifolia (Foam flower): Spikes of tiny white flowers in spring/early summer. Rounded, attractive fresh semi-evergreen foliage, bronze in autumn. Up to 30cm. Hardy.
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Innocence' (Spider lily 'Innocence')
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Innocence' (Spider lily 'Innocence'): Three-petalled pure white flowers with purple tinged anthers. Strappy bright green foliage.
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Osprey' (Spider lily 'Osprey')
Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) 'Osprey' (Spider lily 'Osprey'): Three-petalled white flowers with a fluffy blue centre above strappy foliage. Great as a ground clump former in sun or part shade.
Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Small white periwinkle 'Gertrude Jekyll')
Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' (Small white periwinkle 'Gertrude Jekyll'): A compact mat-forming evergreen perennial with trailing stems of dark green leaves. White flowers from mid spring to autumn.