Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P
Lamium

Lamium

Dead nettles, but non running, large flowered species.
Lathyrus

Lathyrus

Peas, in this case European herbaceous, low growing and bushy woodland species that flower in late Spring and early Summer. They combine beautifully with the elegant pale cream/white Narcissus Thalia.
Leucojum

Leucojum

Ligularia

Ligularia

Lilium

Lilium

A range of lilies largely suited to the semi-shaded border.
Liriope

Liriope

Lychnis

Lychnis

We grow a number of these principally Japanese Summer flowering woodlanders.
Meconopsis

Meconopsis

Molopospernum

Molopospernum

Mukdenia

Mukdenia

Myrrhis

Myrrhis

Omphalodes

Omphalodes

Ophiopogon

Ophiopogon

Oxalis

Oxalis

Pachyphragma

Pachyphragma

Persicaria

Persicaria

Clump forming Persicaria with good foliage value. Deciduous and they like a moisure rententive soil.
Podophyllum

Podophyllum

Polygonatum

Polygonatum

A number of species, some very different from the typical solomon's seal.
Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

Primula - Early to mid Spring Flowering

A perennial favourite with our customers.
Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Primula - Late Spring-Summer flowering

Moisture and or shade loving species are offered.ey
Pulmonaria

Pulmonaria

A large selection for your delectation.
Plants for shade >  Perennials L - P

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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Spessart'

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

A medium growing form with white flowers with pink calyx. Very tolerant of dry soils and conditions. One of the most and best evergreen of the forms. Offers Autumn brightness as the leaves colour. Makes a fantastic dense ground cover even in dry shade. We have it growing at the base of a hornbeam hedge in a very thin soil and it is very happy.
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Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

Geranium x cantabrigiense 'St Ola'

5.80 (2 or fewer items) 5.45 (3 or more items)

One of the very few evergreen Geraniums for the woodland garden. Short growing it forms a ground cover with pure white flowers over most of the Summer. A hybrid raised by Alan Bremner in the Orkneys.

Once established it's very tolerant of soils that dry out in Summer in shade.
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Geranium nodosum

Geranium nodosum

4.95 (2 or fewer items) 4.80 (3 or more items)

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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Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

Anemanthele lessoniana AGM

4.45 (2 or fewer items) 3.95 (3 or more items)

syn Stipa arundinaceae. The pheasant tailed grass - a lovely grass that will pretty much grow anywhere. Good in shade even dry shade, with orange flashed leaves all growing season turning to full glowing embers in the Autumn. Described in a recent RHS trial as 'an excellent' plant and deserving of its AGM.

Very easy to look after, just comb out any old and abttered leaves in Spring.
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Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

Omphalodes cappadocica 'Cherry Ingram' AGM

6.20 (2 or fewer items) 5.80 (3 or more items)

A blue-chip and striking Spring woodlander, comparatively large blue flowers in masses in Spring and possibly the odd one in Autumn too. Slowing spreading to form a mat of foliage. Evergreen and quite charming. Likes woodsy conditions and combines beautifully with spring bulbs and ferns. I have seen it used as a very stylish underplant in a formal courtyard garden too.
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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' AGM

5.50 (2 or fewer items) 4.95 (3 or more items)

A spreading evergreen perennial with true pink flowers in the Summer. Very fragrant leaves, a medium to large variety, easy in the garden, very tolerant of dry soils. Good autumn colour, leaves take on reddish tints.
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