Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K
Epimedium

Epimedium

A question of two groups: the old European species are happy in a drier soil, but the Chinese species are very much plants for a humus rich, moisture retentive, but not boggy, spot in some shade. Some will prefer a sheltered spot to flush them into flower in Spring. Fine wiry stems carry airy dancing star or spider like flowers. An essential plant for any garden.
Erigeron

Erigeron

Erythronium

Erythronium

A very lovely genus, their common name is Dog's Tooth Violet (from the distinctive shape of the bulb) a thing of possibly unmatched beauty in the Spring garden.
Galium

Galium

Gentiana

Gentiana

Geranium

Geranium

A wide ranging group of plants that give an enormous amount to the garden. Those listed are herbaceous and tolerant of some shade and in many cases, very dry shady situations. Geraniums are great garden plants with long flowering periods.
Gillenia

Gillenia

Exceptionally beautifull North American woodlanders which do well in some sun in the UK. Common name Indian physic to do with its medicinal properties
Hepatica

Hepatica

Hepatica is a charming plant for the woodland garden, some are easier than others. Japanese cultivars are really only suitable for pot culture but many of the European woodland species and forms make good garden plants.
Hylomecon

Hylomecon

Impatiens

Impatiens

Jeffersonia

Jeffersonia

Kirengeshoma

Kirengeshoma

Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

6.45 (2 or fewer items) 5.95 (3 or more items)

syn Geranium mac. 'White Ness'. An easy, hardy, evergreen Geranium. Very good in dry shade. Forms good ground cover with fragrant foliage. Pure white flowers over most of the Summer starting in late May. This is a pure albino with no hint of pink in the calyx or flower.

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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

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Bluish pearly pink flowers. A nice form of this woodland toughy from the Old Rectory, Burghfield. Will seed around to a certain extent and thrive in pretty much the driest position. An incredibly useful Geranium, a great candidate for underplanting in shaded and wooded spots. Wonderful for natural or semi wild planting schemes.
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Gillenia trifoliata AGM

Gillenia trifoliata AGM

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A plant that has become increasingly popular as gardeners recognise its quiet beauty. White star flowers that have a fluttering butterfly quality about them, reddish stems and calyxs, followed by berries and coloured foliage in Autumn. A semi-shaded well drained spot will have this flowering most of the Summer. Use to the front of a shade border to fully appreciate its beauty. A rhizomatous perennial, that is gradually clump forming.
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Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-multilobum' AGM

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-multilobum' AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

syn Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-Densum' A fine medium growing form, with divided pinnae on overlapping pinnules. Very architectual in growth. One of the most popular. More for the shade garden rather than the wild garden.
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Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

Geranium phaeum 'Samobor'

6.80 (2 or fewer items) 6.45 (3 or more items)

A wonderful Geranium with fabulous dark zoned foliage with deep, dark burgundy purple flowers. Very good in dry shade. A real garden favorite and very obliging too!
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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

7.00 (2 or fewer items) 6.50 (3 or more items)

A truly magnificent fern with splendid crests and arching fronds, said to be the 'King of the British Ferns'. In time, to 1.2m tall. Very effective in a pot against a north facing wall. Semi-evergreen.
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