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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

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
Impatiens

Impatiens

Iris

Iris

Jeffersonia

Jeffersonia

Kirengeshoma

Kirengeshoma

Plants for shade >  Perennials E - K

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Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

Asplenium scolopendrium AGM

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The native wild form of this easy and very useful evergreen fern. Strap shaped, long undivided fronds giving the plant it's common name Hart's (deer) Tongue fern. Grows better on alkaline to neutral soils. Happy in damp shade but also in dry shade once established. This fern works brilliantly with other ferns, hostas and bergenias.
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Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

Dryopteris wallichiana AGM

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A most magnificent fern from the Himalayas and Japan, although named after the Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich. The young unfolding fronds are a golden green in the Spring contrasting well with the hairy black midrib and stems. Needs moist conditions though not boggy and avoid dry alkaline soils. Evergreen.
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Dryopteris erythrosora AGM

Dryopteris erythrosora AGM

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Quite one of the best garden ferns with bronze new fronds all Summer. Will tolerate a fair amount of alkalinity in the soil but prefers neutral soils. Evergreen.
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Adiantum pedatum AGM

Adiantum pedatum AGM

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The hardy maidenhair fern from the woods of North America. A must for any woodland garden. In the open garden, much better in this larger typical form. Deciduous.
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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

Cyclamen hederifolium 'Album' AGM

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A pure white strain of this tough easy woodland Cyclamen, very hardy. Looks stunning in the Autumn as a mass underplant.
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Cyclamen hederifolium if very easy to grow in any well drained shaded spot and is one of the most tolerant of the driest dry shade. Plant at 20cm centres and at the same depth as the pots.
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Polystichum munitum AGM

Polystichum munitum AGM

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The American sword fern. Well known and long cultivated in this country. Easy and very effective. Evergreen.
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