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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 '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.
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. [Collect Only]
Aquilegia 'Dragonfly Hybrids' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Dragonfly Hybrids')
Aquilegia 'Dragonfly Hybrids' (Granny's bonnet. Columbine 'Dragonfly Hybrids'): Large trumpet flowers with long spurs in mixed colours and bicolours in late spring. Attractive to bees/insects. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
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'
Astilbe 'Cappuccino': 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.
Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' (Japanese painted fern 'Red Beauty')
Athyrium niponicum 'Red Beauty' (Japanese painted fern 'Red Beauty'): Deciduous fern with silvery green arching fronds with reddish-purple stems. Prefers a moist shady site. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
Bergenia 'Bach' (Elephant's ears 'Bach')
Bergenia 'Bach' (Elephant's ears 'Bach'): Glossy, dark green foliage. Icy pink flowers with reddish stalks in late winter/spring. Neat and tidy plant. [Collect Only]
Bergenia 'Overture' (Elephant's ears 'Overture')
Bergenia 'Overture' (Elephant's ears 'Overture'): Vibrant magenta flowers over deep green leaves that turn claret in winter. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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 'Dawson's White' (Siberian bugloss 'Dawson's White')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Dawson's White' (Siberian bugloss 'Dawson's White'): Heart-shaped green leaves variably edged in creamy white with sprays of blue forget-me-not flowers in spring. Hardy. Up to 15cm. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Emerald Mist')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Emerald Mist' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Emerald Mist'): Large heart shaped leaves with silver banding. Long stems of pale blue forget-me-not flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jennifer' (Siberian bugloss 'Jennifer')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Jennifer' (Siberian bugloss 'Jennifer'): Sprays of bi-coloured blue and white forget-me-not-like flowers above green heart-shaped leaves. A great shade-loving plant. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Sea Heart')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Sea Heart' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Sea Heart'): Large heart-shaped leaves with strong silver colouration with green veins. Sprays of forget-me-not blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
Carex 'Ice Dance' (Sedge 'Ice Dance')
Carex 'Ice Dance' (Sedge 'Ice Dance'): Evergreen clump-forming grass with green strappy leaves and white margins. Good for containers, shade tolerant. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley): Scented white bells in spring, Great for spreading around in shade. [Collect Only]
Convallaria majalis 'Flore Pleno' (Lily of the Valley - double flowered)
Convallaria majalis 'Flore Pleno' (Lily of the Valley - double flowered): Scented double white bells in spring, Great for spreading around in shade. To 20cm. [Collect Only]
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 '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 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen')
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Amber Queen'): Amber is the perfect description for the flower colour, held well about the leaves in mid-spring. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler')
Epimedium 'Spine Tingler' (Barrenwort 'Spine Tingler'): Very distinctive variety with long, tooth-edged leaves, rather like a holly and lemon yellow flowers. Hardy. To 30cm.
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie'): Unusual reddish-purple flowers with prominent white spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Red Beauty' (Barrenwort 'Red Beauty'): Large purple-pink flowers with white tips to the spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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 [Collect Only]
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort)
Epimedium pinnatum subsp colchicum (Barrenwort): Attractive, evergreen, spiny, green leaves with yellow flowers held above the foliage. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm. AGM.
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 rubrum (red barrenwort)
Epimedium x rubrum (red barrenwort): Green heart shaped leaves tinged with red around the edges in spring. Small red flowers with yellow undersides. To 30cm. Hardy
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' (Rock cranesbill 'Album')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' (Rock cranesbill 'Album'): Superb ground cover Geranium especially for dry shade. White flowers with definite hint of pink. Aromatic foliage. Hardy. To 30cm.
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.
Geranium phaeum 'Album' (Dusky cranesbill 'Album')
Geranium phaeum 'Album' (Dusky cranesbill 'Album'): Clean white flowers held above bright green foliage. Excellent in shade. Spreading habit. Hardy. Height to 60cm.
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. [Collect Only]
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
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. [Collect Only]
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
Hosta: Bright green leaves with wavy edge, purple flowers in summer. Best in a damp or shady spot. To 30cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Fireworks' (PBR)
Hosta 'Fireworks' (PBR): Gleaming ivory leaves with multi-hued green leaf edge markings. Very upright habit. To 50cm. Hardy.
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. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Snake Eyes'
Hosta 'Snake Eyes': Large hosta variety with dark green leaves with gold centre and white streaking. Tall spikes of lilac flowers. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Spotted deadnettle 'Pink Pewter')
Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Spotted deadnettle 'Pink Pewter'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of pink flowers. Brightens up a shady area. Hardy. Up to 20cm.
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy')
Lamium maculatum 'White Nancy' (Spotted dead nettle 'White Nancy'): A low ground cover plant with silvery heart-shaped leaves and short stems of white 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. [Collect Only]
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Arching stems with hanging, heart shaped pink flowers. A spring classic. [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]
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (Blue turf lily 'Monroe White')
Liriope muscari 'Monroe White' (Blue turf lily 'Monroe White'): Spikes of pure white flowers in autumn, evergreen strappy grass-like foliage. Prefers a shady spot. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife)
Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife): Spikes of white flowers arch over and tip up again, like a goose or swan neck. To 1m. Hardy [Collect Only]
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.
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' (Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram')
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' (Navelwort 'Cherry Ingram'): An early spring flowering perennial with lustrous leaves and pretty deep blue flowers in early spring.
Persicaria 'Silver Dragon' (PBR) (Knotweed 'Silver Dragon')
Persicaria 'Silver Dragon' (PBR) (Knotweed 'Silver Dragon'): Multi-hued silver/red/green leaves throughout the summer. Great as foliage filler. Height to 60cm.
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. [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 bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort 'Hohe Tatra')
Persicaria bistorta 'Hohe Tatra' (Bistort 'Hohe Tatra'): Upright pink spikes from May to July. Flowers slightly smaller and later than 'Superba'. Hardy. Height to 45cm.
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. [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 [Collect Only]
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 'Cotton Cool' (Lungwort 'Cotton Cool')
Pulmonaria 'Cotton Cool' (Lungwort 'Cotton Cool'): Slender leaves, so heavily spotted that they're almost completely silver. Classic pulmonaria purple/blue/pink flowers. To 30cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare')
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare'): Long, slender silver foliage and purple flowers in spring. To 30cm Hardy.
Rodgersia 'Irish Bronze'
Rodgersia 'Irish Bronze': Bronze tinted leaves, shaped much like a horse-chestnut's. Sprays of fluffy white flowers in mid-summer. To 70cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Symphytum azureum
Symphytum azureum: A spreading perennial with green leaves and clusters of pure blue flowers May-July. Grows vigorously in damp shade. Up to 60cm
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 aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer
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 delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley'): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers, with prominent long yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly')
Tiarella 'Iron Butterfly' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Iron Butterfly'): Deeply cut green leaves with a purple-black centre. Long flowering spikes of pale-pink star-like flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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.
Trautvetteria caroliniensis (False bugbane)
Trautvetteria caroliniensis (False bugbane): Fluffy white, lightly fragrant flowers, similar to the Thalictrum flowers. Prefers partial shade with a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 90cm. [Collect Only]
Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' (Toadlily 'Dark Beauty')
Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty' (Toadlily 'Dark Beauty'): Upright flower stems of star-shaped white flowers heavily spotted with blue/purple above dark-spotted lance-shaped leaves. Sheltered position. [Collect Only]
Tricyrtis formosana 'Seiryu' (Toadlily 'Seiryu')
Tricyrtis formosana 'Seiryu' (Toadlily 'Seiryu'): Upright stems of blue star-like flowers, often speckled with lilac and a paler centre. Above dark green spotted foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Tricyrtis hirta 'Alba' (Toadlily 'Alba')
Tricyrtis hirta 'Alba' (Toadlily 'Alba'): Upright flower stems of star-shaped white flowers above shiny dark green lance-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 80cm.