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'Ground Cover Plants For Shade'

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Melittis melissophyllum 'Royal Velvet Distinction'

For an attractive, easy to grow, hardy perennial that fills those awkward damp, shady corners of the garden the Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' is an ideal choice. Unusually named the Bastard Balm this honey-scented perennial attracts bees and butterflies to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lily 'Splendid Joy'

Good ground cover for areas around trees and shrubs, the colour-drenched blooms are an added bonus!  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Apricot
  • Longevity: Bulb

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despatch by end of november 2018

Erica carnea 'Pink Spangels'

This heather variety lives up to it's 'Pink Spangels' name with dozens of pretty pale pink flowers contrasting with dark green foliage and as the flowers are a valuable source of nectar for pollinating insects you'll get a display of wildlife thrown in for  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip'

Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip' is ideal for any garden, thanks to its versatility and easy to grow nature. The fine, silvery-blue foliage has the powerful aroma common to Junipers, whilst the branch tips change to a bronze-purple shade during winter,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Vinca major

A fantastic evergreen ground cover plant, Vinca major produces trailing stems clothed in glossy green leaves. From mid-spring through to autumn, pretty star-shaped, blue-lilac flowers decorate the plant on upright stems. Tolerating even heavy…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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despatch by end of september 2018

Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' (Marginal Aquatic)

An attractive ground cover plant, Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' is a spreading herbaceous perennial with heart-shaped, variegated leaves in green, cream and bright pink. In late spring, Houttuynia produces simple white flowers with prominent…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Pachysandra terminalis 'Variegata'

Japanese Spurge is a useful ground cover plant, thriving in those difficult shaded areas on almost any soil. If the emerald green foliage of the species is too oppressive then add a splash of colour with this light reflecting variegated form.  More Info

  • Sun shade: dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of september 2018

Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

An evergreen shrub, Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold', is compact and low maintenance, making it perfect for small gardens, or as ground cover alongside driveways, or under tree canopies. The leaves are variegated with golden yellow centres. In…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Common Dogwood (Hedging)

Cornus sanguinea, also known as Common Dogwood, is an upright deciduous shrub with attractive winter stem colour. A dense covering of green foliage emerges in spring followed by clusters of tiny white flowers in May and June which are attractive to pollinating…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor'

Hypericum x moserianum 'Tricolor' is a particularly low-growing variety of St. John's Wort, making for excellent, colourful ground cover. The hardy shrub's semi-evergreen foliage is easy to grow and requires little maintenance, even in poor…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Onoclea sensibilis

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of july 2018

Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin'

A dwarf evergreen Spindle bush, Euonymus fortunei 'Harlequin', produces young white shoots that turn to variegated silver and green leaves. In the winter the foliage turns to shades of reddish pink. This plant has a vigourous spreading habit, ideal for<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Heuchera 'Stormy Seas'

Heuchera 'Stormy Seas' has maroon-red foliage, with green undersides and in summer; creamy-white bell flowers on tall spikes. Heuchera are ideal perennials for garden borders, bedding schemes, or mixed summer or autumn tubs and baskets. Heuchera are a great…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of august 2018

Cotoneaster adpressus 'Little Gem'

Cotoneaster 'Little Gem' is a low growing, deciduous shrub with a charming spreading habit, forming a neat mound of green foliage. With small, dense leaves turning to shades of red and purple come autumn. Tiny white flowers in summer are followed by an attractive…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Goji Berry 'Synthia'

Easy to grow, this new strain tastes better than previous introductions and remains packed with antioxidants and vitamin C. This hardy shrub-like plant is tolerant of harsh conditions making it a perfect option for coastal gardens and wind swept sites.   More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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despatch by end of august 2018

Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans

A bold Hosta with large, shimmering blue-grey leaves which form eye-catching clumps. White bell-shaped flowers with a hint of lilac emerge in mid summer on tall slender stems. The corrugated, slightly cup-shaped leaves of Hosta sieboldiana var. elegans are a wonderful…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of august 2018

Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata

Awarded an RHS AGM, Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata produces mid-green leaves with irregular pale yellow margins. Leaves are thickly ridged, adding fantastic texture and contrast to shady borders, woodland areas and patio containers. An abundance of lovely funnel…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Starry Eyes'

Shady areas in your garden needn't be dull and difficult! Try this fabulous perennial which is as tough as old boots and just loves the shade. It's very quick and easy to establish and you'll be thrilled with the results - showers of truly beautiful two-tone…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lobelia 'Monsoon'

Patio pots, baskets and beds simply aren't complete without lobelia - it's an essential for summer colour. Superb, trailing plants become smothered in sparkly blue flowers. Great value when bought as young plants  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Annual

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Bergenia 'Dragonfly Angel Kiss'

Bergenia 'Dragonfly Angel Kiss' produces stunning white flowers in spring that age to the palest pink. The shining evergreen foliage changes to a rich shade of claret over the winter, making it brilliant for providing striking ground cover.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter'

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a vigorous dead nettle, forming a carpet of sparkling silver foliage with deep green margins. A tough and resilient hardy perennial, it thrives on almost any soil, in the shade. From April through to midsummer, pollinating…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hypericum calycinum

Hypericum calycinum is a low-growing, ground-covering shrub needing virtually no maintenance. Also known as the Rose of Sharon, and popular throughout the UK, it grows almost anywhere - from fertile, moist soil to poor, dry conditions and even deep shade! Its…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Silver Heart' produces particularly thick leaves, reducing the risk of scorch. Elegant bright blue flowers are produced during spring, forming a stunning garden display. The silver heart-shaped leaves form thick clumps of foliage with a radiating…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Perennial Ground Cover Collection

Our ground cover collection brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. Front of border plants or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. This collection includes the following…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Star'

Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Star' is a pretty little evergreen heather variety with a low spreading habit. Calluna has double flowers in all shades between crimson and pink, the flowers are so prolific that they virtually obscure the dark green foliage. Like all…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Beds
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

An RHS AGM winner, Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' has clear blue flowers formed in clusters from March to May. Unlike many Lungwort cultivars, the green leaves of Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' don't have the typical pale spots and are broader and more refined, creating low…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Bugle plants are well known for their performance in the shade, but Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' combines their traditional low maintenance and exceptional ground cover with a surprising tolerance of sunlight. Indeed, its green…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lily 'Colour Carpet™ Glimmer'

Pastel pink shades with a delicious perfume! The short stems of Lily 'Glimmer' make this dwarf variety a 'must have' for creating vibrant ground cover in exotic gardens, or edging paths and borders. Each bulb produces up to 10 exquisite…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata'

Eye-catching, heart-shaped leaves with thin white edges form tidy clumps. Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata' is a fantastic hardy perennial for ground cover in woodland gardens, shady borders and patio containers, where the variegated leaves brighten up…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mauve
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lily 'Colour Carpet™ Sparkler'

Sophisticated satin blooms with a delicious perfume! The short stems of Lily 'Sparkler' make this dwarf variety a 'must have' for creating elegant ground cover in exotic gardens, or edging paths and borders. Each bulb produces up to 10 exquisite…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Viola 'Denim'

You can use violas in many ways; in patio pots, borders, ground cover under trees, in shingle pathways. They're a delight when they flower; the thousands of heads are like a sea of faces at a concert and their colour is vibrant and long-lasting  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Lilac
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba'

Cover your shaded soil in an evergreen carpet by choosing to plant Bugle. These hardy perennials grow densely in almost all soil types, creating an impenetrable mat of evergreen foliage which cannot be invaded by weeds. Ajuga reptans f. albiflora …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hellebore 'Single Burgundy'

One of the first flowers to bring in a new year in the garden, the Christmas Rose is perfect for a shady border or beneath trees and shrubs, providing low maintenance ground cover. With charming, nodding, cup-shaped flowers, Hellebore 'Single…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Hosta Collection

Grown for their decorative foliage, Hostas make superb ground cover. These hardy perennials form dense mounds of foliage in a multitude of shapes and colours, which are complimented by upright flower spikes in summer. Perfect for lightly   More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Zinnia x hybrida 'Profusion Orange' (Garden Ready)

The very first flower variety to bloom aboard the International Space Station! Not only is this an award winner, it's also a unique landscaping zinnia, with a groundhugging habit, covered with orange blooms all summer.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Orange
  • Longevity: Annual

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