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Spectacular Perennials Collection

A new collection of 12 stunning hardy perennials - just perfect for creating a cottage garden or filling in gaps in your borders! These popular perennial plants are exceptional value for money and will get bigger and better each year, filling your garden with colour as well…  More Info

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Heuchera 'Super Six Collection'

…foliage, these Heucheras are some of the most vibrant we've seen yet! Including pinks, oranges, greens and purples these lively semi-evergreen perennials will ignite your garden all year round. From May to July these varieties all produce sprays of dainty flowers on tall…  More Info

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Aquilegia caerulea 'Mrs Scott-Elliott' (Garden ready)

A pretty selection of large bicoloured blooms with unique spurred petals, which give rise to the common name 'Granny's Bonnet'. Aquilegia caerulea 'Mrs Scott-Elliot' flowers from late spring through to midsummer above clumps of elegant, feathery blue-green leaves. The nodding flowers on…  More Info

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Perennials 'Carpet Collection' (Garden Ready)

See the end of weeding with this selection of ground cover plants. Not only will our Perennial 'Carpet Collection' choke the weeds into submission they also provide colourful blooms and interesting foliage from May to September. * Collection comprises:* Arabis* Armeria* Aubrietia*…  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…  More Info

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Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me' will 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.…  More Info

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Aconite in the Green

…sold 'in the green' and delivered to you in early to late spring when the plants are growing. They can be planted under trees in dappled shade; in shady borders and in informal areas of grass where their sunny, buttercup-like flowers will delight you from February into March…  More Info

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Hellebore 'Mixed' (Lenten Rose)

…some plain and others freckled, are borne in elegant shades of white, pink, red and purple. The graceful blooms and dark leathery foliage of Helleborus orientalis make a stunning addition to shady borders and winter containers that will delight you year after year. Size one…  More Info

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Hosta 'Purple Sensation'

Hostas are well known for being the ideal plant for growing in damp shady areas, so why not have one that will brighten up the area with its outstanding blooms. Hosta 'Purple Sensation' has spectacular lilac-purple flowers in late summer that also offer a delightful fragrance.…  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).…  More Info

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'

…of these hardy perennials 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 …  More Info

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Carex morrowii 'Variegata'

…is fantastic for edging paths or planting in drifts through perennial borders. Carex morrowii 'Variegata' also works well in patio containers and can be used in winter bedding schemes for foliage interest. Sedge is excellent for shady gardens, preferring the cool,…  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:…  More Info

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Dodecatheon meadia

…as Shooting Stars, this unusual perennial deserves to be 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  More Info

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Shuttlecock Fern

…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 damp areas of the garden and is incredibly low…  More Info

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Foxglove 'Alba'

…of calm to a busy, colourful border during early summer. These all spires of snow white blooms will brighten dappled shade in woodland areas and shady borders, where its pale flowers appear luminescent as they reflect the light when dusk falls. This striking flower will…  More Info

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Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees'

…to the summer garden. Also known as Monkey Flower, Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees' is a bushy, perennial plant preferring a moist soil, and is perfectly happy growing beside ponds or in damp shady corners of the garden. Mimulus can also be grown in shaded patio…  More Info

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum

…from the forests of China where it is used as a medicinal herb. In the UK it makes a fantastic 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.…  More Info

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Astilbe Censation™ 'Glitter & Glamour'

…well suited to damp areas of the garden, or the edge of a pond. It can grow well in full shade, making it a good choice for a woodland garden, or a shady, north facing cottage garden. Its flower stems can attract bees and butterflies, as they are rich in nectar.'Height: 70cm…  More Info

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Hosta 'Fragrant Blue'

…heart-shaped leaves of Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' are joined by sweet-smelling, mauve flowers in July and August. Best grown in moist, shady borders, this hardy perennial continues to produce its blue-green foliage throughout the season, covering soil densely and with ease…  More Info

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Epimedium Trio

An easy-to-grow perennial wildflower, epimedium bloom in shady areas and make excellent ground cover. Their pretty, airy flowers provide colour in spring; their foliage creating an attractive backdrop. The trio consists of Epimedium ?Lilafee? with stunning purple flowers,…  More Info

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Corydalis 'Canary Feathers'

A hardy perennial that will grace dark and shady areas of the garden with vibrant yellow tubular flowers from May to September, Corydalis 'Canary Feathers' is a delight. This vigorous garden beauty has clusters of yellow blooms contrasting with its upright, blue-grey feathery…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba'

…the dullest corner of your garden, whilst the thick mats of evergreen foliage will make excellent ground cover. This hardy perennial will flourish in those dreaded shady areas and will thrive on virtually any soil. This sturdy, dependable plant, commonly known as…  More Info

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Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'

…willowy perennial that produces an abundance of fluffy mauve flowers on glistening black stems during the height of summer. Meadow Rue is perfect for filling gaps in woodland gardens and shaded borders, particularly as the elegant foliage provides an ideal backdrop for…  More Info

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

A striking hardy perennial, Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' produces large, heart-shaped silvery leaves with green veins. In mid to late spring these are complimented by delicate sprays of blue forget-me-not like flowers. Happiest in a shady position, Siberian Bugloss is…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Party Colour'

…slowly spreading evergreen perennial, providing your garden with colour all year round. Preferring partial shade, Ajuga plants are perfect as ground cover in woodland gardens, shady borders and low maintenance gardens. This compact Ajuga variety is also perfect for   More Info

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Primula vialii

Stately crimson-budded spikes of bloom open to lilac, giving the flowers a magical two toned effect. Ideal for damp, shady spots and simply stunning in large groups around bog gardens and woodlands. Their stout erect stems also make superb cut flowers for a pretty posy indoors.…  More Info

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Geranium himalayense 'Plenum' (Hardy)

…turn to a beautiful orange-red in autumn. Also known as 'Birch's Double', Geranium himalayense 'Plenum' make a wonderful addition to herbaceous borders where it's informal habit will create colourful ground cover, even in shady areas. Height: 25cm (10). Spread: 60cm (24).…  More Info

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Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction'

…white and purple flowers throughout late spring and early summer, which are attractive to bees. A perfect addition to herbaceous borders, woodland gardens and wildlife gardens this informal herbaceous perennial is fully hardy and easy to grow in a shady spot. Height:…  More Info

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Vinca Collection

…colours. Perfect for brightening up a sunny or shady spot in the garden, grow periwinkles on steep banks, in woodland gardens and borders, or let them creep around the base of shrubs. Tolerant of even clay soils, these tough, hardy perennials are an excellent choice…  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…  More Info

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Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata

If you have a difficult shady area to fill in your garden then a Hosta or two is the ideal solution as they can cope with dry shaded borders or moist, damp and dark borders. Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata is quick growing and clump forming so you'll soon be rewarded with a…  More Info

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Begonia 'Fragrant Falls Improved™ - Apricot Delight'

…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…  More Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

…yellow stamens to form blooms up to 10cm (4) across borne above a basal rosette of hairy leaves. Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in and woodland gardens and cool, moist, shady borders. Plant en masse to for real impact - a 'must-have' plant for any garden! Height: 90cm (35…  More Info

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Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf'

…in an eyecatching shade of blue. This Corydalis might look delicate, but it is tough and enjoys our cool English summer weather. Corydalis will spread to form clumps in a shady corners or border and flowering can last from late spring into the middle of summer. Height: 15cm …  More Info

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Hosta 'Francee'

…deeply ribbed and edged in eye catching, jagged, cream margins. When protected from slugs, this vigorous hardy perennial will quickly form neat clumps of foliage that really light up a shady spot. In July and August this RHS AGM variety produces attractive, lavender…  More Info

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Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'

…Cranesbill could be just what you need! Our Geranium ?Johnson's Blue' looks stunning as it sprawls along the front of borders or spreads through the shady woodland areas of your garden. This much-loved, versatile plant is easy to grow and is an RHS Award of Garden Merit…  More Info

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Dicentra spectablis 'Alba'

…leaves. Inspired by the unusual shape of the flowers, this lovely plant also goes by the name of the Lyre Flower, Dutchman?s Breeches, or Bleeding Heart. It grows well in a moist, shady spot, its bright white blooms bringing a splash of light to a dark corner. Height: 120cm …  More Info

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Begonia Hardy 'Evening Glow'

…The flowers are pink, and bloom throughout the summer. It's an ideal choice for a shady patio, as it can tolerate shade, and damp, as well as sunny locations. Height and spread: 45cm (18). This show-stopping perennial makes a superb addition to exotic planting schemes…  More Info

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Penstemon 'Vesuvius'

…series. Perhaps best known for its non-stop flowering throughout the summer and early autumn, this hardy perennial?s compact, upright habit makes it well suited to the front of sunny or partially shady borders, or to patio containers. The blooms themselves are a…  More Info

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Brunnera 'Sea Heart'

A striking hardy perennial with intricately patterned silver leaves and prominent green veining. Delicate sprays of two-toned pink and blue forget-me-not like flowers compliment the foliage in mid to late spring. Brunnera 'Sea Heart' has much thicker leaves than other Brunneras and…  More Info

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Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'

Grown for its foliage as much as its flowers, Ajuga reptans 'Catlin's Giant' is a semi-evergreen perennial, slowly spreading to form a carpet of glossy, purple-green leaves. From late spring through to mid summer, masses of upright spikes of blue-purple flowers appear, which are…  More Info

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'

…shimmer and delicate sprays of bright blue flowers in late spring, will bring some colour to your garden?s early border displays. Ideal for a dull, shady area, this choice variety of Siberian Bugloss is also useful for a sunny position; the silvery, heart shaped leaves are…  More Info

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Sandersonia aurantiaca

…that can?t make up their mind if they are climbers or not! As flower stems develop, occasional tendrils are produced to hold them upright. Preferring cool conditions in summer, the hanging golden lanterns will brighten up shady corners where others fail to thrive. Height:…  More Info

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Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

…hardy perennial bearing large sky-blue flowers upon tall stems. Himalayan Blue Poppies are highly sought after for their exquisite beauty and most unusual coloured poppy flowers, which appear throughout early summer. Plant these captivating flowers in a woodland garden or…  More Info

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Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

Hostas are the 'go to' plant for shady borders or in pots on shaded patios. Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans is a worthy RHS Award of Garden Merit holder due to it's many features. The Giant Blue Hosta has ridged blue/green foliage which forms a backdrop to the pale lilac bell shaped…  More Info

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Hosta 'Carnival'

Hosta 'Carnival' is a hardy perennial with a difference: its green, slug-resistant leaves are edged with wide splashes of gold, making it attractive throughout the growing season. The lavender flowers produced in June and July are an added bonus for gardeners and pollinators alike.…  More Info

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Hosta 'Blue Angel'

Recognised by the RHS as an excellent hardy perennial with an Award of Garden Merit (AGM), Hosta 'Blue Angel' is one of the largest varieties. Although slow growing, it can boast leaves of up to 40cm (1'4) long, all of which have an attractive blue hue. Additionally, the plant…  More Info

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Foxglove lanata

…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 hardy perennial's foliage is…  More Info

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Hosta undulata var. undulata

…appearance. This RHS AGM variety makes a fabulous addition to borders, woodland gardens and patio containers, producing the best colour in a shady position. Height and spread: 45cm (18). Culinary information: The best part to use is the hoston, the rolled up leaf as it…  More Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

…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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Hosta 'Wide Brim'

…July to August. This RHS AGM variety makes a fabulous addition to borders, woodland gardens and patio containers, producing the best colour in a shady position. Supplied as bareroots. Height: 45cm (18). Spread: 60cm (24). Culinary information: The best part to use is the…  More Info

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Hosta 'Pilgrim'

…emerge on stems of up to 20cm (8). The plant is a hardy perennial, so can be expected to die down during the winter months ready to begin its journey again the next spring. These qualities make the Hosta 'Pilgrim' a characterful addition to shady borders.…  More Info

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Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

…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 statement. It looks good with ferns and provides really effective ground cover in…  More Info

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

…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 until the first frosts. Useful links: How to plant bulbs, corms and…  More Info

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Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'

…continues to delight with more blooms through to September. An excellent hardy perennial for the beginner or for experienced Clematis growers, this compact climber can cope with almost any garden situation including shady and north-facing walls through to bright sunny…  More Info

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