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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

Soldanella

Soldanella

Symphytum

Symphytum

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 - Z

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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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