Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D
Aconitum

Aconitum

An elegant woodlander, climbing forms in the main. Monkshoods are a distinct blue colour that is hard to get elsewhere. Always wear gloves when handling as ALL parts of the plant are poisonous.
Anemanthele

Anemanthele

Actaea

Actaea

Anemone - Spring  Flowering

Anemone - Spring Flowering

Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

Anemone - Summer & Autumn Flowering

A variety of anemones for shade, from Spring until Autumn.
Aquilegia

Aquilegia

Shade tolerant Aquilegia from the temperate northern hemisphere.
Aster

Aster

Woodland Asters suitable for a shady spot in the garden and valuable Autumn flowers
Aspidistra

Aspidistra

Suprisingly hardy but probably best in a sheltered situation.
Adoxa

Adoxa

Arisaema

Arisaema

A selection of hardy forms suitable for a woodland garden.
Astilbe

Astilbe

We are not mad about the bolt upright arendsii hybrids but are happy to grow the more graceful weeping varieties as well the dwarf crisped forms.
Begonia

Begonia

Caltha

Caltha

Cardamine

Cardamine

Cautleya

Cautleya

Cautleya thrive in moist, humus-rich soils and are most at home in the shade of trees and shrubs or in a mixed border if the soils do not dry out. Plant deeply with at least 10cm (4ins) of soil above the rhizomes.
Chloranthus

Chloranthus

Chrysoplenium

Chrysoplenium

A group of on the whole moisture loving creeping plants from Asia.
Convallaria

Convallaria

Corydalis

Corydalis

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen both Spring and Autumn flowering.
Deinanthe

Deinanthe

Disporopsis

Disporopsis

Disporum

Disporum

Dodecatheon

Dodecatheon

Shooting stars; unusual members of the Primula family from North America.
Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D

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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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Deinanthe bifida x caerulea 'Pale Blue'

Deinanthe bifida x caerulea 'Pale Blue'

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Sometimes called the continental form of caerulea, it is without question a hybrid and needs a proper name. Robust, slightly bifid leaves and large pale blue flowers. Possibly the best and certainly the easiest of the bunch.
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Selaginella kraussiana AGM

Selaginella kraussiana  AGM

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Large pots of this flat mid green carpeter. By division. This clone has proved perfectly hardy.
Very popular for Japanese gardens as a moss replacement.
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Asplenium trichomanes AGM

Asplenium trichomanes AGM

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The native maidenhair spleenwort, common around here in walls, but good at the front of a shady border, trough or rock garden. Evergreen. A little beauty.
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Asplenium adiantum-nigrum

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Native to a large area of the world including the UK. Common name is the Black Spleenwort derived from the black frond stems. Can be difficult in pots if too wet, but ok in the garden given a well drained soil. To around 30 cm high and wide.
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Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'

Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'

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A lovely plant and wonderful foliage, with a dark red chevron shaped flash on each leaf and bright red spikes of flowers in masses in Autumn. Always very popular when seen at shows and sales. A stellar performer from late Summer and into the Autumn. Very easy to establish, they thrive in heavy and damp soils.
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