Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y
Rodgersia

Rodgersia

Roscoea

Roscoea

Exotic looking plants with stunning flowers. We have what may be considered an extreme number of Roscoea, but we have grown them outside for a number of years and find we can have different species in flower from April to October, something very few other woodland genera can offer. We find them easy in a shady spot with a moist but not boggy soil. Plant deeply and avoid keeping them in pots overwinter. They can bea little slow to reappear in Spring.
Saxifraga

Saxifraga

Smilacina

Smilacina

Speirantha

Speirantha

Synthyris

Synthyris

Tellima

Tellima

Tiarella

Tiarella

We are continuing to introduce new forms but still keep older varieties in production, probably because they are all good easy garden plants for shade, even dryish shade. Great flowers and fabulous foliage - a winning combination.
Tricyrtis

Tricyrtis

Toad lilies, we hold quite a range that are available at various times in the year. All are available mail order.
Uvularia

Uvularia

Vinca

Vinca

Viola

Viola

The Viola odorata forms are all single, easy growing, for a shady spot in the garden. The new Devon violets are much better than the old cut flower clones, not virus infested nor prone to red spider mite. Wonderful in a wild or woodland garden where they will happily seed about.
Ypsilandra

Ypsilandra

Zingiber

Zingiber

Plants for shade >  Perennials R - Y

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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata The King' AGM

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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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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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Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

Geranium macrorrhizum 'Mount Olympus White' AGM

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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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Dryopteris affinis AGM

Dryopteris affinis AGM

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The native golden scale male fern, tough and quite large growing. To 1m tall if not too dry. It will take very cold, dry situations and rather thrive on neglect once established. New fronds in Spring have golden russet scales which glow in the sunlight. Semi-evergreen.
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Polystichum setiferum AGM

Polystichum setiferum AGM

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All the setiferum forms will take quite dry shade or sun with a bit more water. Easy, adaptable and evergreen.
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Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-multilobum' AGM

Polystichum setiferum 'Plumoso-multilobum' AGM

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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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