Ferns and plants for a shady spot

Ferns

Autumn Fern AGM
Dryopteris erythrosora
 
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Prefers light shade and moist soil. Tolerant of dry ground after 1st year in garden. Evergreen. New fronds are glossy copper and pink which mature to green.
Height 60cm(24 ″)
Spread 40cm(16″)
Soil: any  
Fortune’s Holly Fern
Cyrtomium fortune var. clivicola  
2 Litre pot £6
Hardy perennial
Full or partial shade Evergreen.  Matt-surfaced pale yellow-green serrated edged leaves. (Will turn yellow in full sun)
Height 40cm(16 ″)
Spread 40cm(16″)
Soil: any moist well drained  
Japanese Painted Fern (Athyrium niponicum var. pictum ‘Red beauty
1.5Litre pot £6.50  
Hardy deciduous perennial
Part to full shade, moist soil
Silvery grey green with deep wine red colour in the centre and burgundy midribs
Height 30-45cm(12-16″)
Spread : indefinite as has creeping rhizomes
Soil: not chalk
Japanese Tassle Fern
Polystichum polyblepharum AGM
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Well-drained soil in partial shade to shade. Evergreen. Glossy leaves darkening with age. Tips of unfurling fronds are covered with light sandy brown hairs.
Height 60cm(24 ″)
Spread 90cm(36″) Soil:
Not clay
King of the Male ferns (Dryopteris affinis ‘Cristata’
2.5Litre pot £7.50
Hardy semi-evergreen perennial
Will adapt to any to any growing situations but at its best in moist semi-shaded soil. Crested along the edges of the fronds with a large terminal crest.
Eventual height 120 (48″)
Eventual spread 90cm(36 ″)
Soil: any
Shuttlecock fern AGM (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
1.5Litre pot £6.50  
Hardy deciduous perennial
Prefers moist soil
Fresh bright green fonds in spring creating a vase shape habit. Changes to brown fronds in the winter
Height 100cm(40″)
Spread 45cm(18″)
Spleenwort Fern Asplenium scolopendrium Undulatum Group

1.5 Litre pot £6.50
2 Litre pot £7
Hardy perennial
Prefers a moist shady position. Tolerant of dry ground after1st year in garden. Evergreen, shiny, wavy-edged fronds, which unfurl in early spring.
Height 40cm(16 ″)
Spread 45cm(18″)
Soil: any  
Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’ AGM

1 litre pot £4
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade or full sun
Pure white flowers with a yellow centre August to October
Height and spread 100cm(39″)
Attractive to pollinating insects
Anemone xh. ‘Whirlwind’


1.5 Litre £4.50

Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade or full sun
Semi-double white flowers with contrasting yellow stamens August to October
Height 80cm (32″)
Spread 70cm(28″)
Soil any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Aquilegia McKana Giant Hybrids

9cm pot £1 each, 1 litre pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Mix of colours
Flowers April to July
Height 75cm (30”) spread 20cm(8”)
Astilbe ‘Sprite’ AGM
1Litre pot £5
Hardy perennial
Full sun moist soil or for drier soil partial shade.
Compact with dark foliage and shell pink flower spikes August to September
Height 25cm(10″)
Soil not sand nor chalk nor clay
Bamboo Farqesia rufa AGM
2.5 Litre pot £15
Hardy perennial
Partial shade to sun
Evergreen. Clump forming. Produces new shoots in the spring.
Height 150- 200cm(60-80 ″)
Spread 150cm(60″)
Soil: Not sand nor chalk
Digitalis Parviflora
2Litre pot £5

Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Small reddish brown flowers May to July
Good cut flower
Height 60cm(24″) Spread 30cm (12”)
Soil any
Attractive to pollinating insects
 
Digitalis x mertonensis (Strawberry Foxglove) AGM
2Litre pot £5
Hardy perennial
Shade, partial shade or sun
Green veined leaves. Large lemon-flushed pink flowers June to July
Height 90cm(36″)
Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: any   
Plants will self-seed
Attractive to pollinating insects
Francoa sonchifolia (Bridal Wreath)


2 Litre pot  £6 2.5Litre pot £6.50
Hardy perennial
Partial shade to sun
Clump forming. Pale pink flowers with a some crimson markings on spikes sitting above the foliage. Flowers June to August
Height 60cm(24″)
Spread 50cm(20 ″)
Soil: any   
Attractive to pollinating insects

Heuchera ‘Lime Marmalade’ AGM PBR  

2.5 Litre pot £7 available late July
Hardy perennial
Shade, partial shade or sun
Ruffled lime green leaves.   Tiny white flowers raised above the leaves in summer.
Height 30cm(12″) Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: Not clay nor chalk
Attractive to pollinating insects  
Heuchera ‘Marmalade’ AGM PBR  

2.5 Litre pot £7 available late July
Hardy perennial
Shade, partial shade or sun
Ruffled amber leaves with pink undersides.   Tiny white flowers raised above the leaves in summer.
Height 30cm(12″) Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: Not clay nor chalk
Attractive to pollinating insects  
Linaria cymbalaria (Muralis) also known as Ivy Leafed  toadflax, Penny wort)  
9cm pot £2.50
Hardy perennial Partial shade or sun Tiny snapdragon-like lilac flowers with trailing stems.  Flowers June to September Good on north facing walls. Self-seeds freely. Height 10cm(4 ″) Spread 20cm(8 ″) Soil: Not clay
Attractive to pollinating insects  
Pachysandra t. ‘Green Carpet’ (Japanese spurge ‘Green carpet’)  

9cm pot £2
Hardy perennial
Partial shade or shade Evergreen dark green glossy leaves. Spikes of tiny white flowers above the leaves early summer.  Particularly good ground cover for a shady position.
Height 15cm(6 ″) Spread 100cm( 40″)
Soil: any   
Attractive to pollinating insects  
Roscoea ‘Kew Beauty’ AGM
 (Alpine ginger)

Great in partial shade  
1.5 litre pot  £5
2 litre pot £6
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Pale yellow flowers May to July
Height 30cm   Spread 20cm
Soil: Clay, Loam
(Dies back in winter and does not reappear until May)
Roscoea Purpurea

2 Litre pot £6
Great in partial shade   
 Hardy perennial
(dies back in the winter and does not re-appear until mid May)
Partial shade
Purple flowers in summer
Height 30cm(12″)
Spread 20cm(8″)
Soil: not sand nor chalk
Saxifraga ‘Variegata’ (x urbium) (Variegated London Pride)  

9cm £2 (Photo last spring
Hardy perennial
Full sun to mostly shade
Evergreen rosettes of leaves spotted with yellow.
Wiry stems of dainty pink flowers April to May
Height 30cm(12″) Spread 70cm(28″)
Soil: any Good groundcover or edgings
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)

9cm pot £2.50
Hardy perennial
Partial shade
Small clusters of star-loke fragrant flowers above emerald green leaves April to July
Height 20cm(8″)
Spread 30cm(12″)
Soil: any
Attractive to pollinating insects
Tricyrtis hirta ‘Taiwan Atrianne’1 Litre pot £5Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Heavily spotted in maroon with spots merging at the tips. Flowers August to October
Height 80cm(32″) Spread 40cm″)
Tricyrtis Hototogisu
1 Litre pot £5 available late July
Hardy perennial
Prefers partial shade
Light mauve purple flowers with spotted leaves. Flowers August to October
Height 60cm(24″) Spread 40cm(16″)
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