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Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Crimson flowers crown silvery stems that rise above rosettes of foliage from late spring. This robust little perennial holds an RHS AGM and creates a wonderful display in shady, damp spots and woodlands. For the best impact, plant Primula 'Miller's Crimson' in large drifts. HeighMore Info

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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

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Astilbe japonica 'Washington'

Masses of beautiful pure white, fluffy flowers adorn this hardy perennial from June to July. The large upright blooms of Astilbe japonica 'Washington' rise above lush clumps of feathery foliage which add texture and interest to any display. False Goatsbeard looks fantastic in patMore 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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Foxglove 'Camelot Cream' 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 blooms open all around theMore Info

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Fern 'Fantastic Ursula's 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 corner of the gardenMore Info

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Acanthus spinosus

Acanthus spinosus (Spiny Bear's Breeches) is a wonderfully bushy border plant that's perfect for a sunny or semi-shady spot in any cottage garden. Not only does it thrive in any garden soils, but despite its exotic appearance, it is fully hardy so you don't have to worry about itMore 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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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 corner of the gardenMore Info

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Polygonatum biflorum

Polygonatum biflorum look particularly stunning when planted in a shady border alongside ferns and hellebores. This attractive quick growing perennial is spring flowering and features exotic arching stems and pairs of cream droplet blooms. Solomon's Seal is the perfect low mainteMore 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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Lunaria annua

It blooms from March to April in rich, purples, pinks and starry bi-coloured combinations with white. It's a vital nectar plant and therefore popular with butterflies, very easy to grow, normally self-seeding itself in sunny or shady positions. Over a long season it produces massMore Info

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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 corner of the gardenMore Info

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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 ground, and isMore Info

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Garrya elliptica

Garrya elliptica is an outstanding wall shrub, growing up to 4m (13') tall, with greeny-grey evergreen foliage and long, distinctive catkins in winter. It is those fascinatingly beautiful catkins which earn it the alternative name of 'Silk-tassel Bush'. Garrya elliptica grows welMore 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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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 blooms open all around theMore Info

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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 emerges as plum colouMore Info

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Carex morrowii 'Variegata'

Evergreen Carex 'Variegata' is suited to sunny borders as well as shady corners, in either position it will catch the eye with the creamy edged variegated leaves and graceful movement. The contrasting green and cream colours will highlight pansies and violas and will set them offMore Info

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Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Grow in a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Whorled stems of nutmeg-scented flowers, sometimes with 100 florets each, will naturalise to create a wonderful display. Cut some to put in vases and enjoy them inside tooMore Info

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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. Collection includes: 'Halcyon', 'First FMore Info

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Mimulus x hybridus 'Maximus Mixed'

The biggest Mimulus flowers we have ever seen! The flowers are four times the size of traditional varieties and are available in a wide range of vibrant colours. Strong plants produce these magnificent flowers over a very long season, ideal for planting in shady borders or contaiMore Info

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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 (3-4in) blooms are 99% true to tMore Info

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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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Hedera helix 'Goldheart'

Hedera Helix or 'Goldheart' is a fast-growing climbing ivy ? great for covering walls and fences or even for growing up and around substantial trees. With its green and yellow-gold foliage, this versatile plant will happily ramble across all kinds of shady and sunny positions, giMore Info

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Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Variegata' (Large Plant)

The creamy splashed foliage of this Star Jasmine adds another dimension to an already handsome specimen! And it becomes tinged with crimson in autumn, but - as it's evergreen- stays on the plant! You'll be knocked out by the potent fragrance of the twinkly little blooms too!More Info

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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. Ligularia loves a moist pMore Info

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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 corner of the gardenMore Info

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness'

The hardy Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' is an eye-catching Columbine which looks great in borders; cottage gardens and even along shady woodland edges. The spring flowers have black-purple petals and white centres, making it stand out from the crowd. Aquilegias, which areMore Info

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Clematis 'Proteus'

Don't be fooled by this Old Man's Beard's subtle colours; Clematis 'Proteus' is one of the most impressive hardy climbers available. It produces double, pale pink blooms in June and July, and single flowers in the early autumn. This compact Clematis will flourish even in shady spMore Info

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