6 Perennials for Dry Shade
6 perennials for improved dry soil in shade as long as there is some moisture!
6 Geraniums for Damp Shade
Six Hardy Geraniums which will thrive in good to moist soil in shade, especially woodland.
6 Geraniums for Dry ShadeSix Hardy Geraniums that will cope with dry shade as long as there is some moisture and humus!
6 Grasses for Shade
6 Ornamental Grasses for shady positions. Tall and short, some for drier soils.
Anemone nemorosa 'Allenii'£3.00
A tough form with masses of lavender blue flowers to 20cm in spring. Reasonable soil in shade or part shade.
Carex morrowii 'Gilt'£4.00
Yellowish cream edged foliage on this excellent groundcover for shade or part shade. 30cm. Average to drained soil.
Liriope muscari 'Isabella'£4.00
A new Australian selection with pink flowers. Clumps of strappy green foliage for shade or part shade. 25cm.
Carex morrowii 'Ice Dance'£3.00
Creamy margined foliage with a spreading habit. Excellent groundcover for part shade and worth growing in containers in the shade. 30cm.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Kanzlersgrund'£3.50
Rounded, funnel-shaped flowers of a mid purple with darker veins. Ordinary to good soil in shade or part shade. 50cm.
Luzula sylvatica 'Marginata'£4.00
Silver margins to the foliage and hanging flowers. 50cm. Good, evergreen, groundcover for average to damp soil in shade or part shade.
Anemone nemorosa 'Celestial'£3.00
Largish pale sky blue flowers on this lovely form of Wood Anemone. Reasonable soil in shade or part shade. 15cm.
Geranium maculatum 'Sweetwater'£3.50
Generous lilac-pink flowers on tall stems in spring. Good soil in shade or part shade. 60cm.
Tiarella cordifolia 'Moorgrün'£3.00
Carpets of fresh green foliage and masses of spikes of creamy white flowers in spring. Ordinary soil in shade or part shade. 20cm.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Baker's Pink'£4.00
Pretty pale pink flowers on this strong grower to 75cm. Found by Bill Baker in Switzerland. Good soil in light shade or shade.
An unusual Aster with its shiny green leaves, black stems and masses of small white flowers with yellow centres that rapidly turn pink - and it likes shade! Low clumps to 60cm, flowers midsummer. Any reasonable soil in shade or part shade.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower'£3.50
Clumps with large violet-blue flowers, white centred to 70cm in late spring. For ordinary to good soil in shade or part shade.
6 Woodland Perennials
6 hardy perennials for good soil in shade. Typical and not so typical woodlanders. Shade can be cast by trees or buildings!
Geranium phaeum 'Little Boy'£3.50
A short form with small leaves and dark crimson flowers, the petals rather reflexed. 30cm. Ordinary soil in shade or part shade.
A new variegated form with bright creamy white stripes and creamy green flowers to 15cm in early spring. Neat clumps for shade or part shade.
Dicentra 'Spring Morning'£3.50
A smaller form with glaucous grey foliage and pretty pink flowers on stocky stems. Any soil, not too dry, in part shade or shade. 25cm.
Vinca minor 'Schweden'£3.00
New to us, this small form has rounded flowers of a lavender blue. Low evergreen groundcover to 10cm. Average soil in shade or part shade.
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tauträger'£3.50
Tall, arching stems topped with compact heads of silvery flowers, followed by bright butter yellow seedheads. Average to good soil in part shade or shade. 1.2m.
Convallaria majalis 'Haldon Grange'£4.00
A large form (triploid?) with golden margins to the foliage and chunky white bells in spring. Makes a patch in time. Best in good soil in shade or part shade. 20cm.
Dicentra formosa 'Spring Magic'£4.00
A new selection with grey foliage and masses of light pink fragrant flowers in spring and early summer. From Adrian Bloom. Good soil in shade or part shade. 25cm.
A lovely clump forming Anemone for shade. Rounded, three-lobed leaves and strong stems of white flowers with blue backs to 40cm. Drained but good soil in shade.