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Brunnera 'Jack Of Diamonds'

…blue forget-me-not type flowers hover above the foliage, luring early pollinators. Brunnera ‘Jack of Diamonds’ makes superb ground cover for a shady border, its enormous leaves provide interest throughout the season and are excellent contrasted with feathery ferns and dark-leaved…  More Info

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Hosta 'Olive Bailey Langdon'

…stemmed bell-shaped blossoms will appear bringing some elegance to the garden. These Plantain Lilies are great for a shady spot on a patio or border as these create dense ground cover. In the winter they will go completely dormant and the dying foliage can be removed before mid-spring. Height: 75cm…  More Info

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Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

…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. Where the soil is…  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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Dicentra 'Amore Titanium'

…older, ground-covering varieties, the flowers are also a clean, pure colour. Use Dicentra ‘Amore Titanium’ to light up shady borders, drifting as ground cover through other plants and shrubs or softening the edges of borders. Height and spread: 45cm (18in). Plant height and spread is…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'

…leaves. The silvery foliage is decorated with creamy margins and flushed with burgundy tones. Ajuga ?Burgundy Glow? makes excellent ground cover in dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late spring and…  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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Heucherella 'Tapestry'

…veils of colour, brightening shady spots. Excellent in groups drifting along border 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:…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…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 suitable for a woodland or cottage garden setting. These features make 'Sisinghurst White'…  More Info

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

…spring these are complimented by delicate sprays of blue forget-me-not like flowers. Happiest in a shady position, Siberian Bugloss is perfect for woodland gardens or the front of shady borders where it will slowly spread to form a dense, colourful ground cover. Height: 45cm (18). Spread: 60cm (24).  More Info

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Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

…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: 20cm (8) Spread: 50cm (19).  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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Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a robust hardy perennial that will be happy in shady positions in most soil types. This dead nettle is perfect for ground cover as it will quickly provide a covering of silvery foliage with deep green edges enhanced from April to mid summer with salmon pink flowers…  More Info

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Hedera helix 'Green Ripple'

This large-leaved Ivy is the perfect way to cover a shady north facing wall. The dark green foliage is glossy with contrasting, pale veins. During the winter months, the leaves often take on an attractive purple tint. This vigorous evergreen climber is self supporting, using aerial roots to cling to…  More Info

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Euonymus 'Japonicus Bravo'

…‘Bravo’ forms a bushy, medium-sized shrub that tolerates clipping and can be grown as a hedge or screen, used as low maintenance ground cover or as a background shrub. Tolerant of coastal winds, pollution and dry soils, it is useful for challenging locations such as dry banks in urban…  More Info

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Hydrangea anomala petiolaris 'Semiola'

…lace-cap type 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…  More Info

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Athyrium filix-femina

…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 woodland-type borders where it makes excellent ground cover. Its elegant, yellow-green foliage is perfect for creating exciting contrasts with colour…  More Info

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Dryopteris lepidopoda

…a surprise! It provides not just greenery, but a gorgeous range of sunset tones to light up shady borders. This hardy fern is semi-evergreen, so it is excellent for all-season weed-supressing ground cover, colour and interest. In spring, the young fronds emerge in shades of pink, orange and yellow,…  More Info

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

…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 statement. It looks good with ferns and provides really effective ground cover in areas where many other plants prefer not to grow. Give it shade and moist conditions…  More Info

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Vinca major

Vinca major is an exceptionally tough variety that will flourish in almost any position in the garden, from full sun to 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…  More Info

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Botanical Infusions Plants - Collection

…give them their intense, sugary taste. The roots have a liquorice flavour. It also produces small white flowers in the summer. Trailing and ground covering, it can be grown in a border or container. It looks especially good in a hanging basket where its long tendrils can dangle for easy picking.…  More Info

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Carex 'Ribbon Falls'

…tips. Long, glossy leaves that are rich emerald green. A superb choice for tumbling from patio pots, hanging baskets or rockeries. Good ground cover for shady areas. Height and spread: 30-45cm (12-18in). Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant…  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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Gynostemma pentaphyllum

…vigorous ground cover plant or quick climber for a shady corner, where it produces lots of palmate, glossy green leaves. Tiny pale yellow flowers may also appear in summer. Gynostemma pentaphyllum is frost tender so is best grown in patio containers or lifted from borders and brought under cover  More Info

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Ajuga 'Golden Beauty'

…to grow anywhere, bugles are effortless plants which provide year-round colour and interest. Ajuga ‘Golden Beauty’ is ideal ground cover for dry, shady spots under shrubs and along border edges where its creeping rhizomes form a spreading mat without being invasive. In late spring and…  More Info

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Geranium Hardy Double Collection

…planting scheme and make a wonderful addition to herbaceous borders where their informal clump-forming habits will create colourful ground cover, even in shady areas. Your collection includes: Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' - Intense double violet-blue flowers adorn this vigorous hardy…  More Info

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Juniperus pfitzeriana 'Gold Star'

…dwarf, spreading conifer, Juniperus pfitzeriana 'Gold Star' is extremely useful for clothing difficult sites such as dry, shady slopes and for providing weed-suppressing ground cover. Its arching branches are clothed in scaley, bright golden-yellow leaves. During the winter, and if grown if shadier…  More Info

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Hydrangea serrata 'Magic Pillow'

…spreading ground cover. From July until September, this dwarf hydrangea forms pillowy mounds smothered in lace-cap flowers in blue or pink depending on soil pH. ‘Magic Pillow’ is a rewarding, low-maintenance shrub, perfect for delivering structure and colour to shady areas. In addition…  More Info

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Anemone 'Satin Doll Blush'

…longest – providing a display well into the autumn. This dainty anemone is perfect for ground cover or running along the edges of borders in partial shade. It even does well in pots, occupying shady areas around the house where other flowering plants won’t perform. Like other varieties,…  More Info

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Heuchera Saver Collection

…delightful mix of contrasting foliage colours and textures for a superb display. Plant them en masse to create a colourful tapestry of dense ground cover. Heuchera Saver Collection contains: * Heuchera ‘Obsidian’ – Fine sprays of creamy white flowers stand out against glossy, deep…  More Info

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