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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 '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 '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.
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
Asarum europaeum (Wild ginger)
Asarum europaeum (Wild ginger): Glossy, deep green round leaves make the perfect carpet in shady areas.To 10cm. Hardy
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 'Bressingham White' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White')
Bergenia 'Bressingham White' (Elephant's ears 'Bressingham White'): Large evergreen leaves turn reddish hues in winter. Clusters of white, pink tinged flowers in late winter. Hardy. Up to 35cm. [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.
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 'Betty Bowring' (Siberian bugloss 'Betty Bowring')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Betty Bowring' (Siberian bugloss 'Betty Bowring'): Pure white forget-me-not flowers over heat-shaped green leaves. Hardy. To 30cm
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. [Collect Only]
Brunnera macrophylla 'Mister Morse' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Mister Morse')
Brunnera macrophylla 'Mister Morse' (PBR) (Siberian bugloss 'Mister Morse'): Heart shaped leaves with silver veins and a froth of tiny white flowers in spring.
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.
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.
Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue cahosh)
Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue cahosh): Shade-loving with yellow-brown flowers in spring, followed by blue berry-like seeds in autumn. Attractive, divided blue-grey foliage. Hardy. Up to 1m. [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]
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.
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
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 '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 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.
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 'Big Daddy'
Hosta 'Big Daddy': Lovely large blue-green leaved Hosta, with some puckering to the leaves. Large clump-forming. Lilac flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
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.
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.
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 '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.
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.
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]
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 '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]
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 verticillatum 'Rubrum'
Polygonatum verticillatum 'Rubrum': Tall upright dark-red stems with whorls of narrow leaves and bell shaped flowers flushed red. Good in shade. Hardy. Up to 1m. [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 [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.
Pulmonaria 'Mrs Kittle' (Lungwort 'Mrs Kittle')
Pulmonaria 'Mrs Kittle' (Lungwort 'Mrs Kittle'): Flushed pink buds opening to clear white flowers above a silvery spotted foliage. Brightens up shady areas. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
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 Opal = 'Ocupol' (Lungwort 'Opal')
Pulmonaria Opal = 'Ocupol' (Lungwort 'Opal'): Palest ice-blue flowers over dark green leaves splashed with silver. Hardy. to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Shade-loving collection (Four very special plants for dappled shade)
Shade-loving collection (Four very special plants for dappled shade): A lovely collection of two Tiarellas, Hakonechloa 'Aureola' and perennial Honesty, Lunaria rediviva
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 'Nimbus Pink' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus Pink')
Thalictrum 'Nimbus Pink' (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' (PBR) (Rue 'Nimbus White')
Thalictrum 'Nimbus White' (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]
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 [Collect Only]
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
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium (French meadow rue): Fluffy heads of pale pink or white flowers in early summer [Collect Only]
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (French meadow rue 'Album')
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Album' (French meadow rue 'Album'): Clouds of fluffy white flowers in spring, foliage looks like an aquilegia, but much taller. To 1.5m Hardy [Collect Only]
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 'Album' (Chinese meadow rue 'Album')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Album' (Chinese meadow rue 'Album'): Dainty cup-shaped white flowers held high above fern-like greyish green leaves. To 1.2m. Hardy [Collect Only]
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.
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
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Pink Skyrocket')
Tiarella 'Pink Skyrocket' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Pink Skyrocket'): A vigorous variety with deeply divided, elegant foliage and dainty pink flower spikes. Very long flowering. To 30cm. Hardy
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Spring Symphony')
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony' (PBR) (Foam flower 'Spring Symphony'): Perennial with deeply divided foliage with dark blotch in centre. Long flowering with spikes of white star-shaped flowers. Hardy. To 30cm
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.
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.
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.