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Acaena microphylla
Acaena microphylla: Tiny leaved ground cover plant with little copper ball-shaped flowers. Will spread very effectively.
Alchemilla alpina (Lady's mantle)
Alchemilla alpina (Lady's mantle): A miniature Alchemilla with dainty, 5 lobed leaves and a froth of tiny green flowers in spring. Height to 10cm. Hardy
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
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane)
Amsonia tabernaemontana (Blue dogbane): Starry blue flowers on strong stems with willowy green leaves. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert')
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert'): Large white flowers flowering from late summer to autumn. Good in almost any soil, except wet. Fully hardy. To 1.2m [Collect Only]
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
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi)
Aster macrophyllus 'Twilight' (Syn. Eurybia x herveyi): Lavender-blue flowers with a yellow centre in late summer. Mildew-resistant foliage. An earlier flowering variety. Height to 1m.
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires')
Baptisia 'Indigo Spires' (Indigo weed 'Indigo Spires'): Spikes of violet-blue pea-like flowers with a yellow edge above a mound of grey-green foliage. Long flowering. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke')
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke'): Tall spikes of violet pea-like flowers on almost black stems, attractive grey-green foliage. Dark-grey seed pods. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower)
Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower): Large blue flowers in early summer, repeated later in year if cut back. Very attractive to bees. To 50cm. Hardy
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian)
Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (White Valerian): White panicles of white flowers in mid-late summer. Very easy, self-seeds. Perennial and hardy. To 60cm.
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious)
Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious): Very tall wavy stems topped with large lemon yellow scabious-like flowers.Easy to grow. May need staking or support. Hardy. Up to 2m.
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 purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot')
Digitalis purpurea 'Sutton's Apricot' (Foxglove 'Sutton's Apricot'): Spires of soft apricot flowers in early to mid summer.
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove)
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry foxglove): Large, dusky pink flowers on sturdy spikes in mid-summer. Hardy. To 90cm.
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 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album')
Epilobium angustifolium 'Album' (White Rosebay Willowherb. Syn. Chamaerion angustifolium 'Album'): Slender spires of white flowers in late summer. To 1.8m. 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. [Collect Only]
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 '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 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 warleyense (Barrenwort)
Epimedium x warleyense (Barrenwort): Dainty orange flowers in spring with yellow centres. Great for shady areas. To 30cm. Hardy.
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.
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Siskiyou Pink': A lovely airy perennial with long spikes of pink flowers. Long flowering. Best in full sun, in well drained soil and a sheltered spot.
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 '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 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 'All Gold'
Hakonechloa macra 'All Gold': Stunning grass with bright yellow gold foliage which forms a neat mound. Looks great in pots. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
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.
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. [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.
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint 'Six Hills Giant')
Nepeta 'Six Hills Giant' (Catmint 'Six Hills Giant'): A vigorous sun lover which will soon make a generous clump. Spikes of tiny purple flowers over aromatic grey/green foliage.
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic')
Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (PBR) (Catmint 'Summer Magic'): A more compact, upright growing variety of Catmint with aromatic grey foliage and spikes of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 35cm.
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat')
Nepeta x faassenii 'Kit Cat' (Catmint 'Kit Cat'): A compact variety of catmint making a neat mound of aromatic green foliage and clusters of lavender blue flowers. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Penstemon 'White Bedder'
Penstemon 'White Bedder': Pure white tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. Frost-hardy perennial. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Primula vulgaris (Primrose)
Primula vulgaris (Primrose): The much loved wild primrose which self-seeds merrily here at the nursery. To 20cm. Hardy.
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride)
Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride): Wiry stems topped with dainty pale pink flowers over ground evergreen rosettes of green leaves with creamy yellow markings.
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
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.