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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 'Alba' (Bugle, white flowered)
Ajuga reptans 'Alba' (Bugle, white flowered): Superb ground cover plant with bright green leaves and white 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.Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Ajuga reptans Black Scallop = 'Binblasca' (PBR) (Bugle 'Black Scallop')
Ajuga reptans Black Scallop = 'Binblasca' (PBR) (Bugle 'Black Scallop'): Shiny, darkest purple-red leaves look near black. Short spikes of blue flowers in summer.
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 '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.
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. [Collect Only]
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 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht')
Bergenia 'Silberlicht' (Elephant's ears 'Silberlicht'): Strong spikes of white flowers on pink stems in winter/early spring. Large rounded evergreen leaves. Excellent ground cover plant
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 - collection
Brunnera - collection: A collection of three of our finest Brunnera - perfect for shady areas.
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 '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.
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.
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.
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.
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. AGM
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 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 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 versicolor 'Sulphureum' (Barrenwort 'Sulphureum')
Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' (Barrenwort 'Sulphureum'): Evergreen perennial with pale lemon yellow flowers on wiry stems. Good in dry shade. Leaves can turn red as they age. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
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.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Ingwersen's Variety')
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' (Cranesbill 'Ingwersen's Variety'): A very useful ground cover Geranium with rounded, aromatic foliage. pale pink flowers in early summer. Good in shade. Hardy. To 40cm.
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
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 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Halcyon': Medium sized Hosta with attractive blue-grey heart-shaped leaves and pale lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Hosta 'June'
Hosta 'June': A popular cultivar. Glaucous blue green heart-shaped leaves with yellow-green variegation in the leaf centre. Purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Hosta 'Krossa Regal'
Hosta 'Krossa Regal': A robust variety with tall grey-green leaves with deep veins. Lilac flowers in mid-summer. Also good in containers. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Jeffersonia diphylla (Twinleaf)
Jeffersonia diphylla (Twinleaf): White single cup-shaped flowers above clumps of unusual bi-lobed leaves on long stalks. Prefers moist, humus-rich soil in shade. [Collect Only]
Kirengeshoma palmata (Koreana Group) (Yellow wax bells)
Kirengeshoma palmata (Koreana Group) (Yellow wax bells): Yellow waxy flowers hang over palmate foliage. A shade lover. To 80cm. Hardy
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra)
Lamprocapnos spectabilis (Bleeding Heart, Dicentra): Arching stems with hanging, heart shaped pink flowers. A spring classic. [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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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]
Polygonatum x hybridum (Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum))
Polygonatum x hybridum (Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum)): Arching sprays of paired white bells, tinged with green in spring. To 70cm. Hardy. [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. [Collect Only]
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 '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 'Chocolate Wing'
Rodgersia pinnata 'Chocolate Wing': Fluffy panicles of pale pink flowers in mid-summer. Large, deeply divided leaves open bronze, in spring, retaining chocolate hue into autumn. [Collect Only]
Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger)
Saruma henryi (upright wild ginger): An unusual shade loving perennial with pale green, hairy, heart shaped leaves and bright yellow three-petalled flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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 aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early 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.
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.
Tiarella 'Pink Bouquet' (Foam flower 'Pink Bouquet')
Tiarella 'Pink Bouquet' (Foam flower 'Pink Bouquet'): Palest pink flower spikes from spring to mid-summer. Maple shaped green leaves with slim dark central markings. To 30cm. Hardy
Tricyrtis 'White Towers' (Toadlily 'White Towers')
Tricyrtis 'White Towers' (Toadlily 'White Towers'): Upright stems and star-shaped white flowers above fresh green foliage. Shade-lover. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
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]
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' (Small periwinkle 'Atropurpurea')
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' (Small periwinkle 'Atropurpurea'): A compact mat-forming evergreen perennial with trailing stems of dark green leaves and dark purple flowers. Good in shade. Hardy ground cover. [Collect Only]