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'Ground Cover Plants For Shade'

Lily 'Splendid Joy'

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'

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 centres. Unfussy about soil conditionMore Info

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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 good measure too . EricMore Info

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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 centres. Unfussy about soil conditionMore Info

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Melittis '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 your garden, andMore Info

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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, adding interest to your gMore Info

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Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed'

Unique, versatile and vibrant! The fleshy, drought tolerant creeping stems of these hardy Ice Plants make ideal ground cover on sunny banks and poor stony soils. The showy daisy-like flowers of Delosperma 'Hardy Mixed' create a carpet of intense colour, in exclusive new shades thMore Info

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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 shade, Greater Periwinkle is a fantasMore Info

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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 cold periods the leaves can turnMore Info

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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 shaded areas where they will appreciate soMore Info

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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 groundcover underneath treeMore Info

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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 conditions, but is most notable for itsMore Info

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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 display of scarlMore Info

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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. For best yields grow againsMore Info

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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 flowers.More Info

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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 plantsMore Info

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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. Commonly known as Elephant Ears, this hMore Info

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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 insects will throng toMore Info

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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 large, daffodil-yellMore Info

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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 shine. BrunMore Info

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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 varieties - Arabis 'Lotti Pink', ErigeronMore Info

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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 heathers they prefer aMore Info

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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 spreading clumpsMore Info

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Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' (Large Plant)

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 'Alba' is a particularly distinctMore Info

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Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' (Large Plant)

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 your garden, andMore Info

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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 foliage develops an interesting, liquorice tint wheMore Info

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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 blooms set above glossy green foliage thatMore Info

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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 blooms set above glossy green foliMore Info

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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 even the darkest shady spot. SMore Info

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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 Burgundy' has blooms in a deep, huskyMore Info

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Onoclea sensibilis

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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 insects. The flowerMore Info

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Clematis 'Star of India'

Clematis 'Star of India' is a robust variety. Every sepal of the rich purple flowers bears a striking carmine-red bar, which often has a pointed tip, giving the blooms a charming star shape. A late and large flowered clematis, at its best growing in partial shade so the sun doesnMore Info

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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 choice for easy to groMore Info

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Petunia 'Easy Wave Ultimate Mixed' (Garden Ready)

We've now extended our 'Easy Wave?' colour mixture to include EIGHTEEN different colours; ranging from solid colours to stripes and picotees! We doubt you'll find a more useful mix of petunia plants, they are certainly more appealing than the limited colour palette on offer at moMore Info

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