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Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees'

Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees' has beautiful orchid shaped, yellow and red spotted flowers, it is a hardy perennial which grows bushy and low to the ground. The Monkey Flower is perfect for the edge of ponds, as it loves moist soil, and can cope with a waterlogged…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of february 2019

Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery'

Classic fluffy flower spikes in a rich crimson colour adorn Astilbe japonica 'Montgomery' in early summer. Unusually, the clumps of divided foliage emerge bronze in the spring before becoming green by summer. Also known as False Goatsbeard, Astilbe make a super addition…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of february 2019

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…  More Info

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

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Antirrhinum majus 'Lucky Lips'

Contrasting purple-red and white bicolour flowers. Good for cutting, or for adding height to borders.  More Info

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

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Hydrangea arborescens 'Annabelle'

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

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despatch by end of august 2019

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,…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of march 2019

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…  More Info

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

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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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despatch by end of january 2019

Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant'

Bugle plants can often be found in shady corners as their glossy, evergreen leaves flourish in dark, damp environments all year round. Not only do these hardy perennials require little to no maintenance, but they also minimise the amount of weeding…  More Info

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

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Geranium himalayense

Choose this hardy Geranium if you are looking for ground cover for a shady spot in the garden. Geranium himalayense has attractive purple-blue flowers in early summer, and often continues to produce more flowers right through to autumn. Its interestingly shaped…  More Info

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

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Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

Anemone Japonica Honorine Jobert (Windflower) is one of the tallest anemones and is perfect for hiding unsightly sheds or fences with its delicate tall white blooms. It's a freely spreading perennial that comes into its own in August to September when most other   More Info

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

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Fern 'Fantastic Ghost'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Foxglove 'Camelot Rose' F1 Hybrid

The first ever F1 Hybrid Foxglove! Spectacular plants that reliably flower in the first year, with another heavy flush of flowers in the second year. Uniform plants with high quality flower spikes in a rich carousel of colour as the speckled, jewel-like…  More Info

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

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Dicentra spectablis 'Alba'

As with as the more common pink version, the pure white Dicentra spectablis 'Alba' will be very welcome addition to the spring garden. From April to May the gently arched branches will be clothed with dangling puffed up heart shaped blooms that will illuminate shady<…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

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…  More Info

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

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Hypericum 'Hidcote'

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

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…  More Info

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

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Fern 'Fantastic Vidalii'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen'

Astilbe japonica 'Elisabeth van Veen' produces stunning, bright pink spikes of fluffy flowers on upright stems in June and July. These popular herbaceous perennials, also known as False Goatsbeard, are also valued for their clumps of attractive, divided leaves. Perfect…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

Dicentra spectablis 'Valentine'

Bleeding Heart 'Valentine' is a very fitting name for this spectacular plant. The seemingly padded scarlet hearts dangle attractively from the gracefully arched branches with the delicately cut leaves making a fitting backdrop. As a hardy perennial the plant<…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'

Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady' makes a bold statement with its giant, deep bronze architectural foliage and dark stems topped with bright golden-orange daisy flowers which seem to shine out in a shady corner, attracting masses of bees and butterflies.…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of february 2019

Hosta undulata var. undulata

Small and compact, Hosta undulata var. undulata produces unusual twisted, variegated leaves with a strong central white stripe, and is known as the wavy plantain lily. Elegant spikes of light purple flowers appear in July for a an extra burst of colour. Really striking…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of april 2019

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

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

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despatch by end of march 2019

Leucothoe 'Scarletta'

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

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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…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Tree

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Clethra barbinervis

Japanese Clethra are native to East Asia and have large panicles of small, fragrant, ice white flowers during late summer which attract bees and butterflies. The Clethra barbinervis is a tall variety, with a maximum height of 2.5 metres, making it a good shrub for the…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

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…  More Info

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

Just£16.99

despatch by end of may 2019

Hosta 'Francee'

The distinctive foliage of Hosta 'Francee' is instantly recognisable. The hardy perennial's green, ribbed leaves are edged with a contrasting cream colour. This variety of Plantain Lily therefore adds a splash of colour when it forms clumps in shady borders  More Info

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

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despatch by end of april 2019

Fern 'Fantastic Lady In Red'

* New in 2015This hardy collection of four popular varieties will thrive in both borders and containers. From the dusky green- grey colour of 'Ghost', to the deep red stems of 'Ursula's Red' these ferns are a great way of adding architectural forms to a shady<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Skimmia japonica 'Rubella'

Perfect for giving all-year interest in a shady spot in the garden, Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' makes a neat mound of glossy rosettes of aromatic evergreen foliage. Distinctive red buds bring colour throughout the winter months, opening as deliciously fragrant…  More Info

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

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Hosta 'Slug Resistant' Collection

If you've been thwarted by slugs when growing hostas, you'll want to try this collection! Slugs and snails love hostas, but they're less keen on this selection. Hostas love shady areas - plant them in borders, pots and tubs, and rockeries.…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of january 2019

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

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

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Rarely-seen, stunning white form of the famous Himalayan blue poppy. Pure white silky petals surround golden stamens making this a real eye-catcher, particularly as it's ideal for damp, shady borders where other plants might not thrive. The 7-10cm …  More Info

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

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Fuchsia 'Mr Blue Sky'

Add this blue beauty to your hanging baskets and window boxes and you'll have a real headturner of a display this summer. Fuchsias are the perfect addition to summer schemes, they'll thrive in awkward shady spots, but will be perfectly happy in sunny locations…  More Info

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

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Cephalotaxus harringtonia 'Fastigiata'

Coniferous small tree with erect branches and yew shaped leaves. Known as ?plum yew? due to its leaf shape and the fruits from the female tree are plum shaped 3cm (1 ¼ ??) green fleshy small fruit surrounding a single hard seed.  More Info

  • Sun shade: dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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