Plants for shade >  Perennials A - D
Acanthus

Acanthus

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.
Anemone - Spring  Flowering

Anemone - Spring Flowering

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

Ajuga

Ajuga

Arisaema

Arisaema

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

Asarum

Bergenia

Bergenia

The modern cultivars are much better than the old forms, in both flower and foliage.
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.
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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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

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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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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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