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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 'Burgundy Glow' (Bugle 'Burgundy Glow')
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow' (Bugle 'Burgundy Glow'): A variegated form of the superb ground cover plant with green and white leaves tinged with dark pinky red. Blue flower spikes in summer. Hardy.
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.
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
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.
Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Arum italicum 'Pictum')
Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' (Arum italicum 'Pictum'): Large arrow shaped green leaves with white markings in winter, spikes of bright orange berries in autumn
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 '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.
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. [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. [Collect Only]
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.
Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (Sedge 'Silver Sceptre')
Carex 'Silver Sceptre' (Sedge 'Silver Sceptre'): Evergreen clump-forming grass with green strappy leaves striped with white. Ideal for border edging and pots. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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]
Cornus canadensis (creeping dogwood)
Cornus canadensis (creeping dogwood): Ground cover plant with white four petalled flowers in spring. Leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Ideal under deciduous trees
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
Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' (White foxglove)
Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' (White foxglove): Pure white flowers on tall spires in late spring. Biennial so keep and re-sow the seed
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove)
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove): Large, dusky pink flowers on sturdy spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 90cm.
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King': Tall, semi-evergreen fern with arching fronds,each leaflet is divided (Crested). Best in moist semi-shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
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 '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 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 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 amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet)
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae (Mrs Robb's bonnet): Great plant for difficult dry, shady areas. Evergreen dark-green leaves and vibrant lime-green flowers in spring. Suckers and can spread.
Galium odoratum (Sweet woodruff)
Galium odoratum (Sweet woodruff): Ground-cover plant for dry shade.Delicate clusters of scented white flowers in the spring above fresh green foliage. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
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.
Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose): Pure white flowers in midwinter, evergreen foliage.
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Patriot'
Hosta 'Patriot': Large green leaves cleanly edged in white. Lilac flowers in summer. To 50cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
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]
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.
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]
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.
Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus' (Spring pea): Two-tone pink/white pea-like flowers in early spring. Very pretty perennial which forms neat clumps. Thrives in shade.
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue')
Liriope muscari '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
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.
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple')
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple'): Spikes of deep purple flowers in autumn above dark-green evergreen strappy foliage. Can tolerate dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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' (Knotweed 'Silver Dragon')
Persicaria 'Silver Dragon' (Knotweed 'Silver Dragon'): Multi-hued silver/red/green leaves throughout the summer. Great as foliage filler. Height to 60cm.
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 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
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.
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 vulgaris (Primrose)
Primula vulgaris (Primrose): The much loved wild primrose which self-seeds merrily here at the nursery. To 20cm. Hardy.
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.
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 saccharata 'Leopard' (Lungwort 'Leopard')
Pulmonaria saccharata 'Leopard' (Lungwort 'Leopard'): Rich pink flowers in mid-spring with green foliage heavily spotted with silver. Good in shade. 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 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 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.
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.
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]
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.
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.
Viola cornuta Alba Group (Viola white flowered)
Viola cornuta Alba Group (Viola white flowered): Pure white flowers, bright green foliage. Excellent for ground cover in shade