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'Plants For Shady Areas'

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Indulge yourself by growing this rare, mauve form of the exquisite Himalayan Blue Poppy. Scintillating, silky blooms aloft downy foliage give an absolutely breathtaking effect when planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. A collector's item for the border. Prefers aMore Info

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Vinca minor

If you are looking for a plant that will bloom all summer long, then look no further than Lesser Periwinkle. One of the most resilient plants that you can buy, this vigorous, low grow shrub will grow happily in nearly any garden position, from full sun to dark, shady corners. VinMore Info

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Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

The tidy-looking Hakonechloa is an attractive 'clumpy' grass for shady or sunny spots alike. An attractive grass is great for gravel areas in gardens and for or for a Japanese look. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' is a particularly fine-looking green-yellow grass, tinged attractivelyMore Info

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Acer palmatum Duo

These beautiful Acer varieties make superb specimen trees which are well suited to growing in small gardens and containers. Height and spread: Up to 8m (26'). Dispatch as potted plants approx 20-30cm high. Collection comprises Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' and Acer 'Osakazuki SeeMore Info

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Azalea 'Japanese Red'

* New in 2015The plant that takes care of itself! No pruning required, just plant up and enjoy the masses of brightly coloured red blooms year after year. Height of stem supplied 60cm.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 aMore Info

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Sarcococca confusa

For wonderful winter colour and fragrance the Sarcococca confusa is a popular choice. With charming small white flowers which have a powerful honey-like fragrance, and hide beneath the glorious deep-green, leathery foliage, this delightful hardy shrub then produces long lasting bMore 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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Sarcococca confusa

You can enjoy winter colour and fragrance in your garden with this ever-popular, easy to grow shrub, Sarcococca. The flowers of Sarcococca confusa might be inconspicuous, and hide beneath the leathery foliage, but you won't miss their powerful, honey-like fragrance. The flowers aMore Info

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' is a dense, evergreen shrub which will make it a classic plant choice for creating a hedge in any part of the garden. This includes shaded areas, north-facing borders and coastal gardens. The Cherry Laurel will form a dense hedge of large glossy leavesMore Info

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Narcissus 'Butterfingers'

Large butter-yellow trumpets surrounded by creamy-white petals make this a choice selection for spring displays. Tall sturdy stems and a sweet fragrance make 'Butterfingers' an ideal cut flower option. Bulb size 12/14.More Info

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Don't be fooled by this Spotted Laurel's delicate flowers and exotic foliage, for the hardy shrub is well-suited to the changeable British climate. Whether it's planted in a shady, dry or costal garden, Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' will sport glossy, evergreen, gold-patterned lMore Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual variety before.More Info

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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Daffadowndilly'

The daffodil begonia was almost lost to cultivation, but we've worked with breeders to bring an old-time classic back to UK gardens. This vintage begonia variety has been re-worked to offer stunning giant daffodil-like blooms in shades of salmon pink for a fresh contemporary lookMore Info

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Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' produces elegant sky blue flowers in spring above neat clumps of foliage. The big heart-shaped leaves are a sparkling silver colour that will brighten up even the shadiest borders. This hardy perennial makes good groundcover and can be grown alonMore Info

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Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is a hardy perennial that will form ground cover in the hard-to-plant areas such as shady corners or under trees and shrubs. As is typical with Lungwort the attractive foliage is felted and spotty and forms a backdrop to the dozens of little whiteMore Info

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Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

This captivating short lived perennial is a 'must have'! From basal rosettes of hairy leaves rise tall stems bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4) across. Meconopsis 'Lingholm' makes a stunning feature planted en masse in woodlands, and moist, shadyMore Info

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Vinca 'Collection'

Problem solving periwinkle has it all! Thriving in dim corners where even grass won't grow periwinkle will grow vigorously and flower relentlessly with rich and vibrant blooms. What's more, it will beat the weeds too!More Info

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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-shaped, mauveMore Info

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Gaultheria procumbens

For autumn and winter colour in a shady spot in the garden, Gaultheria procumbens is an excellent choice. Summer's small pink bell-shaped flowers are followed in October by scarlet berries which can last well into January before providing essential winter food for birds. The glosMore Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual variety before.More Info

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Corydalis 'Canary Feathers' (Large Plant)

Corydalis 'Canary Feathers' is a favourite hardy perennial for brightening dampened shady spring borders. It has dainty tubular flowers over a long period, that appear on upright stems atop clumps of blue-green, ferny foliage. An easy to grow, woodland plant, in warmer spots thisMore 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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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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Vinca Collection

This colourful collection of Vinca are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows. Collection will include the following varieties; 'Major Variegata', 'Minor Autropurpurea', 'Minor Illumination', 'Minor Ralph Shugart' and 'Wojos Gem'.More Info

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Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

This captivating short lived perennial is a 'must have'! From basal rosettes of hairy leaves rise tall stems bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4) across. Meconopsis 'Lingholm' makes a stunning feature planted en masse in woodlands, and moist, shadyMore Info

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Hosta 'Pilgrim'

The term pilgrimage suggests a long, difficult journey, but Hosta 'Pilgrim' is surprisingly compact. The hardy perennial's green and gold foliage will quickly form dense clumps once planted in a sunny or shady border. This Plantain Lily's flowers are lilac and appear on tall spikMore Info

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Iris ensata 'Collection'

Often compared to oversized fluttering butterflies, these Japanese Iris really deliver when it comes to making an impression in the garden. They love a damp shady corner, so plant them in clumps in those problem areas! Although they look exotic, they're actually very easy to growMore Info

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