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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

…of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland,…  More Info

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Ligularia przewalskii

…It’s a spectacular plant for moist, shady areas, pond sides or bog gardens where its foliage alone provides a dramatic partner to hostas and ferns. Its midsummer to autumn flowering is really useful in these shady spots, which tend to be dominated by spring flowering plants and often lack…  More Info

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Heucherella 'Tapestry'

…edges or underplanted around larger plants and shrubs, it associates beautifully with other shade-loving perennials. Great for ground cover. It also works well in containers for shady areas around the house. Height: 25cm (10in). Spread: 30cm (12in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore…  More Info

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Hydrangea paniculata 'Magical Moonlight'

…wood each year. Like all paniculata varieties, this neat, bushy shrub makes an excellent choice for a shady border or large patio container. Its cut flower credentials also guarantee a superb vase life. Height and spread: 250cm (98). Useful links: How to grow Hydrangeas How to plant trees and shrubs  More Info

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Clethra alnifolia

…useful plant for shady woodland borders in acid soil where it will flower abundantly in part shade. The leaves often turn strong shades of yellow in autumn. Height and spread: 1.5–2.5 metres (5-8ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant  More Info

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Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'

…Combine it with aconitum and asters for a fantastic late summer to autumn display. Height: 80cm (32in). Spread: 50cm (20in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the…  More Info

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Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 'Semiola'

…flowers that light up shady areas. Self-clinging by aerial roots it doesn’t require any tying-in making it a great option for low-maintenance gardens. As well as its use as a climber, it can also be grown as spreading ground cover. Height and spread: 3m (10ft). Plant height and spread is…  More Info

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Botanical Infusions Plants - Collection

…sweet, aromatic herbal tea. Ideal for a shady corner of the garden, Herb of Life is borderline hardy, so should be planted into large patio containers or in a sheltered corner. The exotic foliage makes an excellent summer display and would be ideal for quick-growing screening or wall-covering.…  More Info

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Coleus 'T&M Prize Strain Improved Mixed'

The sheer joy of this mixture is the wide and multiple colour range. It gives you so many different pot plants from one packet of seed and they couldn't be easier to grow. Superb house or greenhouse pot plant. Bedding plants for warm but shady positions. Height 45cm (18in).  More Info

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Geranium phaeum 'Joseph Green'

…in a smoky purple with contrasting tufts of lime green in the centre. Geranium phaeum ‘Joseph Green’ is an invaluable plant for shady borders, perfect for winding through other spring/early summer shade-loving perennials such as Dicentra, Astrantia and Aquilegia. Tall, loose stems give…  More Info

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Sweet Annabelle'

for borders in shade or sun where the soil remains moist. It also makes a useful container plant for shady areas next to the house. Height and spread: 120cm (4ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant  More Info

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Herb Of Life - Jiaogulan (Botanical Infusions Plants)

…sweet, aromatic herbal tea. Ideal for a shady corner of the garden, Herb of Life is borderline hardy, so should be planted into large patio containers or in a sheltered corner. The exotic foliage makes an excellent summer display and would be ideal for quick-growing screening or wall-covering.…  More Info

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Astrantia Florence

…palmate leaves. These moisture loving plants are perfect for shady or woodland conditions, mixed borders and cottage gardens. Astrantia major ?Florence? is distinguished by its lavender pink flowers which are produced early in the summer and last for weeks. Makes a beautiful cut flower which…  More Info

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Astrantia Star of Love

…leaves. These moisture loving plants are perfect for shady or woodland conditions, mixed borders and cottage gardens. Astrantia ?Star of Love? 'is one of the deepest red' varieties, with burgundy blooms on dark purple stems produced early in the summer and lasting for weeks. Makes a beautiful cut…  More Info

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Begonia 'Belina Vanilla'

…and watch it grow into a cascade of creamy double blooms. The cool tones of Begonia ‘Belina Vanilla’ are perfect for illuminating shady spots. Well-branching, trailing plants carry masses of weather-proof blooms for weeks until the first frosts. Height and spread: 30-40cm (12-16in).  More Info

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Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'

…the nettle family is a useful plant for adding interest to dry, shady spots beneath trees, shrubs and hedging. Lamium galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride' produces creeping stems which will readily colonise these difficult spots without being unduly invasive. Valued as much for its foliage as its flowers,…  More Info

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Arachniodes aristata 'Variegata'

…groundcover for shady spots, associating well with other shade-loving perennials such as hostas and Carex ‘Ice Dance’. Hardy in sheltered, well-drained sites in mild parts of the UK, it may benefit from a thick mulch in cold areas. It also makes a lovely container plant for indoors.…  More Info

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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

…less vigorous plant than its larger cousin Vinca major, as its easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are ideal as ground cover for almost any position, perfect for suppressing weeds whether on a slope in sun or a dark, shady corner, where it is often difficult for plants to grow. Height:…  More Info

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Crassula ovata (House plant)

Crassula ovata commonly known as the Jade plant or Money plant is an easy to care for house plant. It has glossy, succulent leaves and enjoys a full sun position. However, it will also grow in a shady corner and the leaves will darken. The ideal plant, for low maintenance indoor gardening. Height:…  More Info

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Geranium 'Intense'

Geranium cantabrigiense is an excellent and adaptable ground cover plant which is perfect for dry, shady spots but equally at home in a sunny spot or rockery. Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Intense’ has bright pink flowers in early summer which are more vivid than other pink varieties. It is a…  More Info

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Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

…In full sun, it develops an almost metallic sheen. Leucothoe can look deceptively exotic, but they're easy to grow. The plants are hardy and perfect for acid-soiled shady borders. These lovely shrubs combine beautifully with other evergreens, particularly golden leaved varieties, such as Euonymus.…  More Info

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

…re-lining the basket and deciding what to plant, we've done the hard work for you. A beautiful mix of Begonias planted in the best nutrient-rich compost so your plants will thrive all summer long. Begonia plants are fantastic for those tricky shady spots in the garden and will flower non-stop…  More Info

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Mahonia aquifolium

…and prickly, making them useful for security planting as they will help deter burglars and also cats. A Mahonia will spread and is ideal for planting in a shady spot, so a great addition to a woodland garden. Easy to grow and low maintenance, it is an ideal shrub for a beginner to gardening. Height:…  More Info

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Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

…certainly attract attention in shady parts of the garden, where many other plants do not grow well. It is a great option for damp and shady positions, and in the early summer months will produce powder pink feathery plumes on red stems. Astilbes can also be planted in planters in shaded areas if…  More Info

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet'

A real winner for shady corners of the garden, Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is a robust, evergreen ground-cover plant producing a dense covering of glossy, toothed leaves. In early summer, upright spikes of small white flowers emerge above the sea of green. Tolerant of any soil and thriving…  More Info

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Oxalis triangularis (Green)

…closing their wings, the leaves fold down at night, reopening in response to higher light levels in the day. A prize plant for a cool room or conservatory which can be enjoyed in a shady spot outdoors during the summer months. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 10-20cm (4-8in).  More Info

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Oxalis triangularis (Purple)

…closing their wings, the leaves fold down at night, reopening in response to higher light levels in the day. A prize plant for a cool room or conservatory which can be enjoyed in a shady spot outdoors during the summer months. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 10-20cm (4-8in).  More Info

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Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved™ - Apricot Delight'

…flowers are double blooms and the plants are covered in them, throughout summer and well into autumn. These trailing begonias are ideal for baskets, flower pouches and window boxes and are very shade tolerant, making them suitable for north facing walls, and shady areas of the garden. Height and…  More Info

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Hypericum 'Hidcote'

…is easy to grow, low-maintenance and ideal for any size garden with any soil type. 'Hypericum make bushy and dense plants that look great with herbaceous perennials, they are ideal for the back of the border and especially good for brightening up a shady spot. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1.5m (5').  More Info

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Buxus sempervirens

…densely arranged and respond well to regular clipping for a neat finish. Grow this versatile shrub as a box hedge or prune it to create formal shapes, both for containers on the patio and borders. Box plants also cope well with tricky shady positions in the garden. Height and spread: Up to 3m (9')…  More Info

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Cyrtomium fortunei

plants for their understated elegance and beauty. The winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, Cyrtomium fortunei produces upright 'shuttlecocks' of light green leathery fronds with contrasting black stems. Highly reliable and very easy to grow, this top-performing evergreen fern is perfect for  More Info

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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'

…best foliage plants for their understated elegance and beauty. The winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata' is a handsome fern producing tall fronds with intricately branched tips. Highly reliable and very easy to grow, this top-performing evergreen fern is perfect for  More Info

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Box Hedging

…clipping for a neat finish. Grow this versatile shrub as a box hedge or prune it to create formal shapes, both for containers on the patio and borders. Box plants also cope well with tricky shady positions in the garden. Your plant will arrive as a sturdy young plant in a 9cm pot, ready for you to…  More Info

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Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

…really most useful for those dry, shady spots where its colour can be complemented with blue or purple woodland flowers such as Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ or for foliage contrast, plant some feathery ferns like ‘Fantastic Ursula’s Red’ alongside. For a really stunning…  More Info

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Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

…but it?s really most useful for those dry, shady spots where its colour can be complemented with blue or purple woodland flowers such as Pulmonaria ?Blue Ensign? or for foliage contrast, plant some feathery ferns like ?Fantastic Ursula?s Red? alongside. 'For a really stunning contrast, pair…  More Info

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Hydrangea 'Cloud Nine'

…flowers blanket the plant for months on end, offset by glossy green leaves. With striking serrated edges to the petals, the large flowers open a pale lime green before fading to brilliant white. Especially useful in tricky shady areas, this hardy shrub makes a great patio plant and brings height and…  More Info

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Antirrhinum majus 'Lucky Lips'

Fantastic, easy to grow Snapdragon for beds and borders. Get the vintage look in your garden with this handsome Snapdragon. Plants are really easy to grow, performing strongly in sunny borders as well as shady spots. The spikes of softly fragrant blooms are two-tone, long-lasting and make a great…  More Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

…of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland,…  More Info

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Mimulus 'Monkey Magic White with Blotch'

…white base, lending them a highly exotic appearance. These floriferous Monkey Flowers are perfect for enhancing the visual appeal of your summer bedding, front borders, and containers, transforming shady spots with exotic splashes of colour. Height and spread: 15-23cm (6-9in). Culinary note: The…  More Info

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Geranium himalayense

Geranium himalayense is a particularly useful ground cover plant, as it tolerates shady spots. Its lobed foliage is a pretty backdrop to purple-blue flowers, borne in a main flush during early summer and then sporadically through to the autumn. A final display of vibrant red foliage adds colour to…  More Info

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Heuchera Firefly 1 Litre Pot x 1

…green leaves. Invaluable for edging shady borders or underplanting shrubs, Heuchera ‘Firefly’ is an old variety which is tougher than many of its modern relatives, tolerating some direct sun. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 45cm (18”). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Thalictrum aquilegifolium

…puffs of pinkish-mauve flowers. Perfect for a shady border in reliably moist soil. Height: 1m (40?). Spread: 45cm (18?). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season,…  More Info

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Dryopteris atrata

…atrata is perfect for a woodland border or shady patio pot, even coping with full shade. A relatively large fern it forms a robust clump making a handsome structural plant that provides lush, green foliage in dark corners. Semi-evergreen. Height and spread: 60-80cm (24-80in). Plant height and spread…  More Info

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Dodecatheon meadia

…a cool, shady spot where it will add a splash of colour to spring planting schemes. By midsummer, the rosettes of foliage begin to die back and the plant enters a summer resting period before reappearing the following spring. Perfect for damp borders, woodland areas and pondside planting schemes.…  More Info

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Lonicera japonica 'Repens'

…this a lovely choice for seating areas beneath a large, shady pergola. The flowers are followed by black berries. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 6m (19ft) Spread: 5m (16ft). Plants can be invasive and so their planting location should be selected with care. Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Fatsia 'Camouflage'

…lighten dry, shady corners or can be used as a feature plant in a container. Combine it with more finely textured plants such as ferns for an effective foliage display. Height and spread: 2m (78). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The…  More Info

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Shuttlecock Fern

…the plant a shuttlecock-like appearance. Easy to grow and awarded an RHS AGM, the shuttlecock fern makes a fabulous architectural addition to borders, woodland gardens and the edges of ponds. Growing best in moist shady areas, this large fern, also known as the ostrich fern, is superb for tricky…  More Info

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Vinca major

…difficult shady corners. Periwinkle is a robust, low growing shrub that produces inky blue flowers from April right through until September. Vinca bears dark green, evergreen foliage on ground-covering stems that can help to beat weeds, making it a beneficial addition to any garden. This plant is…  More Info

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Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

…with salmon pink flowers that pollinating insects will love. Due to the vigorous nature of its spread Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is the perfect choice for woodland and wildlife gardens, rockeries and borders where shade may be an issue for other plants. Height: 10cm (8). Spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Saxifraga 'Dancing Pixies Tally'

…Pixies Tally’ is superbly versatile. Plant it in a shady border with hostas, heucheras and astilbes to illuminate drab areas at a time when most other shade-lovers have ceased their spring flowering. Or use it as a sparkling feature plant for a container in a dull spot. 'Dancing Pixies…  More Info

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Begonia 'Majestic New Sunburst Mixed'

…even in shady corners of the patio! Begonia Majestic New Sunburst Mixed features spherical blooms up to 20cm across, in glowing shades of apricot, orange, yellow and pink. Inbuilt garden performance ensures exhibition quality blooms and plants, no matter the weather, with no need for staking or…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'XXL'

…the centre with a striking and vivid hot pink frilly edging. Lasting for around a week longer than other varieties, the robust flowers are borne on a dense, vigorous plant. This acid-loving hardy evergreen shrub thrives in a shady spot, where it will light up your late spring garden. Ultimate height…  More Info

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Chiastophyllum oppositifolium

…bees. Plants will quickly bulk up, providing plenty of material for division and spreading around the garden to other hidden spots! RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 60cm (24in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size.…  More Info

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Sarcococca saligna

…shrub, it makes a good choice for shady areas, and will even tolerate dense shade providing the soil is not too dry. In late winter, it bears small, greenish-white, spidery flowers that have a spicy, vanilla fragrance and provide an excellent source of early nectar for beneficial pollinators. The…  More Info

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Aruncus dioicus

…Astilbe, with male plants producing the largest flower spikes, whilst female plants produce interesting seedheads. The luminous feather-like plumes light up shady areas and tremble in the breeze. They can be used fresh or dried for cut flower arrangements. An excellent choice for wildlife gardens as…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…attractive common name for a plant but Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' makes up for this with the attractive mottled, felted leaves and dozens of pretty little white flowers that bees love through the summer. Pulmonaria will make good ground cover under trees and shrubs or in a shady corner of the…  More Info

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Diervilla rivularis 'Honeybee'

…butterflies go mad for! So it’s great for wildlife too! Low growing, it is perfect for low-maintenance front gardens where it will cope with challenging dry soils and thrive in sun or partial shade. Alternatively, plant it into a large pot and use it to brighten up a shady corner on the patio.…  More Info

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Azalea 'Daviesii'

…transform a boring shady border into a spring spectacle with real wow-factor. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Maximum height and spread: 120-150cm (4- 5ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Roseum Elegans'

…superb evergreen, specimen shrub for lighting up shady spots in acid, woodland-type borders where it provides colour from May to June. Its dense evergreen foliage also makes it ideal for windbreaks or hedging screens. Height: 2.25m (7.4ft). Spread: 2.5m (8.2ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal…  More Info

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Euonymus 'Japonicus Bravo'

…in tone and perfect for illuminating shady areas whilst performing equally well in full sun. Height: 2.5-4m (8-13ft). Spread: 1.5-2.5m (5-8ft). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary…  More Info

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