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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
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone)
Anemone sylvestris (Snowdrop anemone): Large pure white flowers over a mound of green ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Astilbe 'Sprite' (simplicifolia hybrid)
Astilbe 'Sprite' (simplicifolia hybrid): A shorter form of this popular perennial with panicles of pale pink flowers & dark green ferny leaves. Good for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears 'Baby Doll')
Bergenia 'Baby Doll' (Elephant's ears 'Baby Doll'): A compact form with rounded evergreen leaves and short sprays of pale pink flowers in spring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud'
Calamintha nepeta 'Blue Cloud': Spikes of small, soft blue flowers above mounds of minty scented green leaves. Loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud'
Calamintha nepeta 'White Cloud': Spikes of small white flowers above mounds of minty scented green leaves. Loved by bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Campanula glomerata 'Alba' (White clustered bellflower)
Campanula glomerata 'Alba' (White clustered bellflower): Tight clusters of white flowers on short stems above neat, mat-forming foliage. Height about 30cm. Hardy.
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.
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley): Scented white bells in spring, Great for spreading around in shade.
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.
Corydalis elata
Corydalis elata: Summer flowering Corydalis with bright blue flowers above soft green foliage. Excellent in some shade in moist soil. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Dicentra 'King of Hearts'
Dicentra 'King of Hearts': Bright rose pendent flowers held above blue-green ferny foliage. Likes a sheltered spot in dappled shade, not too dry. Hardy. Up to 25cm.
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 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 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.
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
Epimedium x warleyense (Barrenwort)
Epimedium x warleyense (Barrenwort): Dainty orange flowers in spring with yellow centres. Great for shady areas. To 30cm. Hardy.
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin')
Epimedium x warleyense 'Orangekonigin' (Barrenwort 'Orangekonigin'): New variety with orange flowers in the spring. Flowers held above heart-shaped leaves. Shady ground cover. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge, Syn. Euphorbia epithymoides)
Euphorbia polychroma (Many-coloured spurge, Syn. Euphorbia epithymoides): Bright, acid-green bracts in spring. Forms neat mound at front of border. To 30cm. Hardy
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry)
Fragaria x ananassa 'Red Ruby' (PBR) (Deep pink flowered strawberry): An ornamental strawberry plant with dark pink flowers from spring to autumn. Good ground cover
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue')
Geranium himalayense 'Baby Blue' (Cranesbill 'Baby Blue'): Large blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Spreading habit, forming a carpet of deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye')
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' (Cranesbill 'Gravetye'): Purplish blue cup shaped flowers with purple veining. Pink tinged early foliage, spreading habit
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 maculatum 'Album' (white spotted cranesbill)
Geranium maculatum 'Album' (white spotted cranesbill): Clean white flowers over neat foliage. Great for establishing under trees and in shady areas.
Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' (Spotted cranesbill 'Elizabeth Ann')
Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann' (Spotted cranesbill 'Elizabeth Ann'): Pink flowers over dark, almost wine red leaves. Fully hardy. Height to 40cm.
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood')
Geranium nodosum 'Silverwood' (Knotted cranesbill 'Silverwood'): Pure white form of the more common pink species. Soft, shiny green leaves. Ideal for dappled shade. Hardy. To 30cm.
Geranium Patricia = 'Brempat' (Cranesbill 'Patricia')
Geranium Patricia = 'Brempat' (Cranesbill 'Patricia'): Masses of magenta flowers over fresh green foliage. Height to 30cm. Fully hardy.
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne')
Geranium Rozanne = 'Gerwat' (PBR) (Geranium 'Rozanne'): Noted for its large blue, white centred flowers and very long flowering period. A fine border geranium. Doesn't run. To 30cm. Hardy
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops')
Geum 'Lemon Drops' (Avens 'Lemon Drops'): Primrose yellow flowers, semi-evergreen foliage. To 50cm. Hardy and reliable.
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young')
Geum 'Rusty Young' (Avens 'Rusty Young'): Warm golden yellow flowers splashed with coppery red.
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise')
Geum 'Stacey's Sunrise' (Avens 'Stacey's Sunrise'): Pale yellow flowers on compact stems above rosettes of rounded hairy leaves. Semi-evergreen. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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.
Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose): Pure white flowers in midwinter, evergreen foliage.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose': Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR)
Heuchera 'Obsidian' (PBR): Darkest purple leaves, almost black and glossy. Superb in pots - imagine it in a silver one!.
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.
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.
Maianthemum bifolium (False lily of the valley)
Maianthemum bifolium (False lily of the valley): Shade-loving spreading perennial. Pairs of glossy oval leaves. Like a mini-hosta. Spikes of white star-shaped flowers. Hardy. Up to 10cm.
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.
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist' (Mondo Grass 'Silver Mist')
Ophiopogon japonicus 'Silver Mist' (Mondo Grass 'Silver Mist'): Grass-like evergreen perennial with variegated strappy leaves. Lavender flower spikes in the summer followed by black berries. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf)
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf): Jet back strappy leaves and purplish flowers in mid-summer. Widely and rightly used in modern planting schemes against silvery plants and paving.
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red')
Persicaria affinis 'Darjeeling Red' (Knotweed 'Darjeeling Red'): Semi-evergreen mat-forming perennial with green narrow leaves that turn bronze over winter. Spikes of pink poker-like flowers which darken with age.
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes')
Persicaria affinis 'Donald Lowndes' (Knotweed 'Donald Lowndes'): Low-growing mat-forming perennial of narrow dark-green leaves and spikes of small pink flowers which darken with age. Hardy. Up to 30cm
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume'
Phlox divaricata 'Clouds of Perfume': Deliciously scented and delicate pale blue flowers which are long-lasting. Prefers some partial shade. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume'
Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume': Deliciously scented and delicate pure white flowers which are long-lasting. Prefers some partial shade. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Podophyllum peltatum (May apple)
Podophyllum peltatum (May apple): Large umbrella like leaves, with white waxy flowers beneath. A fine woodland plant. Height to 30cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights')
Polemonium 'Northern Lights' (Jacob's Ladder 'Northern Lights'): Heavenly scented, compact form of Jacob's Ladder, with warm blue flowers
Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca')
Primula 'Francisca' (Polyanthus 'Francisca'): Really unusual variety with green/acid yellow flowers. To 20cm. Hardy.
Primula denticulata 'Rubin' (Drumstick primula 'Rubin')
Primula denticulata 'Rubin' (Drumstick primula 'Rubin'): Dark pink/magenta balls of flowers on sturdy stems. To 25cm. Hardy
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
Primula elatior (Oxslip)
Primula elatior (Oxslip): Pale yellow, primrose colour flowers in clusters on gently arching stems.
Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
Primula vulgaris (Primrose): The much loved wild primrose which self-seeds merrily here at the nursery. To 20cm. 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 '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.
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare')
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare'): Long, slender silver foliage and purple flowers in spring. To 30cm Hardy.
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Lungwort 'Sissinghurst White')
Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Lungwort 'Sissinghurst White'): Clusters of pure white flowers in spring over white spotted green leaves. To 20cm. Hardy.
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.
Pulmonaria Opal = 'Ocupol' (Lungwort 'Opal')
Pulmonaria Opal = 'Ocupol' (Lungwort 'Opal'): Palest ice-blue flowers over dark green leaves splashed with silver. Hardy. to 30cm.