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Botanical Infusions Plants - Collection

…been used in traditional folk medicine. The leaves make a naturally 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…  More Info

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Herb Of Life - Jiaogulan (Botanical Infusions Plants)

…been used in traditional folk medicine. The leaves make a naturally 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…  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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Box Hedging

…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 grow on and train to your desired shape. Height and spread: Up…  More Info

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Crassula ovata (House plant)

…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: 200cm (79)…  More Info

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Digitalis 'Dalmatian Cream'

Foxgloves are a classic cottage garden plant, thriving in mixed borders and shady woodland spots. Grown as a short-lived perennial or biennial, they look wonderful planted in drifts and left to self-seed, dotting themselves naturally around borders. Digitalis ‘Dalmatian Cream’ is a…  More Info

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Athyrium otophorum var. 'Okanum'

…Hostas. It also grows well in a container in a shady corner. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 45cm (18in). 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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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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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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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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Hellebore 'Christmas Rose'

…deepen in colour as they age. Set against handsome, glossy foliage, the delicate blooms are some of the earliest to appear in the garden. A stunning addition to shady borders and winter containers that will delight you year after year. Height: 30cm (12). Spread: 45cm (18). Bare root plants supplied.  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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Cyrtomium fortunei

…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 creating year-round interest in shady spots, woodland gardens and damp…  More Info

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Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'

…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 creating year-round interest in shady spots, woodland gardens and damp borders.…  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'

…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 spread: 30cm…  More Info

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Buxus sempervirens

…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') if left unpruned.  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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Astrantia Florence

…with their unusual papery, ?pin cushion? flowers above handsome, 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…  More Info

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Astrantia Star of Love

…with their unusual papery, ?pin cushion? flowers above handsome, palmate 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…  More Info

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Clethra barbinervis

garden, it also has naturally peeling bark in the Autumn to add yet further interest! Clethra barbinervis is a hardy, upright shrub which will tolerate shady spots either at the back of a large bed or border so it is ideal as a structural plant to give depth and year round interest in the garden.  More Info

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

…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 all summer…  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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Shuttlecock Fern

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 damp areas of the garden and is incredibly low-maintenance. Slowly spreading by underground rhizomes, Matteuccia struthiopteris is also a good groundcover plant.  More Info

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Lonicera japonica 'Repens'

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 therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant  More Info

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Geranium himalayense

…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 the late season garden. Cranesbills are…  More Info

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Saxifraga 'Dancing Pixies Tally'

plant even when not in flower. Saxifraga ‘Dancing 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  More Info

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Dodecatheon meadia

…more widely grown in UK gardens. The spring blooms are similar to Cyclamen, with reflexed petals and a lovely deep pink colour, but carried on much taller, 45cm (18) stems. Dodecatheon meadia loves a cool, shady spot where it will add a splash of colour to spring planting schemes. By midsummer, the…  More Info

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Begonia 'Majestic New Sunburst Mixed'

…with sunshine colours 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…  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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Aruncus dioicus

…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 the…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…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 garden and is very…  More Info

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Primula denticulata 'Mixed'

gardens but are equally happy in most garden soils or containers, and will even tolerate full sun provided the soil remains moist. Height and spread: 30cm (12in). 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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Andromeda polifolia 'Compacta'

…highly attractive to beneficial pollinators. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 30cm (12in). 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, meaning…  More Info

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Blechnum spicant

…fern for woodland gardens and shady rockeries in positions with acid soil. RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 45cm (18in). 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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Foxglove lanata

This is a Foxglove with a difference! Make your garden unique by adding the unusual Foxglove lanata to a shady but well-drained area of your garden. It is a holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) and is also known as the Grecian or Woolly Foxglove. This…  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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Athyrium filix-femina

…been recognised with an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Fresh green crosiers unfurl into lacy, ladder-like foliage held gracefully in horizontal tiers. This elegant fern prefers acidic soils but adapts to a wide range of conditions in damp, shady areas. Plant Athyrium filix-femina in bold drifts through…  More Info

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Polystichum setiferum 'Plumosum Densum'

…structure that has been recognised with an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 30-40cm (12-16in). 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, meaning…  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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Saxifraga arendsii 'Mossy Purple'

This mound-forming saxifrage is lovely cascading over shady walls, tucked into rock crevices or softening the edges of garden borders in cool, moist soils which don’t dry out in summer. It also makes a pretty specimen for a clay container or alpine trough. Saxifraga x arendsii ‘Mossy…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'XXL'

…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 and spread: 150-175cm (59-69in).  More Info

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'

…which are attractive to beneficial garden insects such as bees and butterflies. After it has flowered in the late spring, the green foliage and appealing seedheads of Aquilegia 'William Guinness' remain an attractive addition to sunny or partially shady gardens throughout the season. Height: 75cm…  More Info

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Diervilla rivularis 'Honeybee'

…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. Height: 80cm (31in). Spread: 100cm (39in).  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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Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Lagoon'

This dwarf form of native Bog Rosemary enjoys moist, peaty, acid soils and makes a pretty addition to a shady rock garden, a woodland corner or a container filled with ericaceous compost. Andromeda polifolia 'Blue Lagoon' is a very hardy, evergreen shrub that forms dense round cushions of blue-green…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Morning Cloud' Yakushimanum Hybrid

…rhododendrons extremely desirable. This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Flanagan's Daughter' Yakushimanum Hybrid

…rhododendrons extremely desirable. This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout…  More Info

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Mahonia aquifolium

…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: 1m (39). Spread:…  More Info

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

…been awarded the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This bold and beautiful Hosta has huge, deeply corrugated deep green leaves which make a good backdrop for tall stems bearing pale lilac flowers which appear in July. This is the Hosta for a shady courtyard or border, where it makes a bold…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Dusty Miller' Yakushimanum Hybrid

…rhododendrons extremely desirable. This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout…  More Info

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Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'

…neat and reliable plant - often called 'Old Man's Beard' - is even happy in a pot and is therefore suitable for smaller gardens. Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 1.5m (4' 11). Pruning group: 3. Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height…  More Info

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Hydrangea seemannii

…cottage garden where it can be allowed to scramble informally up a wall or over an arbour. Maximum height: 8–12m (39ft). Maximum spread: 2.5–4m (13ft). 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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Rhododendron 'Snow Crown' Yakushimanum Hybrid

…rhododendrons extremely desirable. This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout…  More Info

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Rhododendron 'Bashful' Yakushimanum Hybrid

…rhododendrons extremely desirable. This gorgeous Rhododendron injects glamour into shady corners of the garden or areas around the house. It is compact enough for a large container or planted into a small garden border in lime-free soil. Its dense evergreen foliage provides a presence throughout…  More Info

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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

…Perfect for lighting up a shady, neglected corner or as a low-maintenance structural shrub in the front garden. Height and spread: 1.5m (4.9ft). 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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Ligustrum vulgare 'Atrovirens'

…dark backdrop for feature plants. Alternatively, it makes an attractive free-standing plant, especially in July and August when it produces white flowers followed by small, dark fruit. Although fast-growing, Ligustrum vulgare 'Atrovirens' is suitable for low maintenance gardens and can thrive almost…  More Info

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Lonicera periclymenum

…wildlife in your garden, reserve a spot for Lonicera pericylmenum, our native honeysuckle. A natural inhabitant of woodlands and hedgerows, it suits just the sort of shady, rooty corner amongst shrubs which you’re not sure what to do with. It’s a hugely valuable plant for a host of…  More Info

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Hosta 'Francee'

…just above the foliage. Hostas make a fabulous addition to borders, woodland gardens and patio containers, producing the best colour in a shady position. Height: 50cm (20). Spread: 75cm (30). Supplied as a mature plant in a 2 litre pot. Culinary information: The best part to use is the hoston, the…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'

…Bugle selection has larger leaves and flowers than the original species and has been awarded a prestigious RHS AGM. Preferring partial shade, Ajuga plants are perfect as ground cover in woodland gardens and shady borders and are extremely low maintenance! Height: 50cm (20). Spread up to 1m (39).  More Info

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