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Plants which prefer to be protected from direct sunlight for part if not all of the day. Protected from wind together with damp soil.

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10 of our favourite more unusual and glorious spring plants Spring Plants, Shade Plants, Garden, Herbaceous Perennials, Mail Order Plants, Plants, Family Garden, Alpine Plants, Plant Delivery

Leucojum 'Gravetye Giant'

Above bold clumps of narrow strap-shaped leaves stand stout, upright stems carrying graceful heads of white, bell-shaped flowers. Although called Summer Snowflake they are in flower with the late daffodils in stiff, heavy soil, even by the water’s edge. 61 cm.

A beautiful and valuable evergreen carpeter which will flourish in sun or shade, spreading its dark-lobed, glossy green leaves, to contrast with sprays of bright yellow strawberry flowers in spring. Shade Plants, Flowers, Ground Cover Plants, Shade Garden, Green, Green Leaves, Plants, Strawberry Flower, Garden Inspiration

Waldsteinia ternata

A beautiful and valuable evergreen carpeter which will flourish in sun or shade, spreading its dark-lobed, glossy green leaves, to contrast with sprays of bright yellow strawberry flowers in spring. Spreading habit but not invasive. 10 cm.

The well-known Snakeshead Fritillary. Slender stems bearing narrow, grey-green leaves carry large, bell-shaped flowers with square ‘shoulders’, varying in colour from white through pink to dark brooding purple, marked with distinctive chequering. Shade Plants, Flowers, Green Plants, Floral, Shade Garden, Plants

Fritillaria meleagris

The well-known Snakeshead Fritillary. Slender stems bearing narrow, grey-green leaves carry large, bell-shaped flowers with square ‘shoulders’, varying in colour from white through pink to dark brooding purple, marked with distinctive chequering. 30 cm

B > Anemone - Dwarf forms - The Beth Chatto Gardens Shade Plants, Flowers, Light Blue Flowers, Trees To Plant, Anemone, Mail Order Plants, Plants, Alpine Plants, Plant Delivery

Anemone nemo. 'Robinsoniana'

differs from A.n. ‘Allenii’ in having light blue flowers with silvery-white backs to the petals. 20 cm.

Garden Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This midsized selection has fluffy plumes in a bright-pink shade, over a mound of ele. Shade Plants, Flowers, Trees To Plant, Garden, Hardy Perennials, Perennials, Plants, Astilbe, Landscaping Plants

Plant Profile for Astilbe ‘Drum and Bass’ - Garden Astilbe Perennial

Garden Astilbe are a popular choice for shady gardens, where they perform well if given a rich, moist soil and regular watering. This midsized selection has fluffy plumes in a bright-pink shade, over a mound of ele...

Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum'

Golden Feverfew. Lime-yellow, finely divided foliage throughout the year, charming to grow or pick, young plants sometimes seen in bedding schemes. Sprays of tiny white daisies, throughout summer. Short lived but will seed around and retain its cheerful presence. Height 30 cm.

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Colchicum 'Antares'

On taller greenish-cream stems, large, cupshaped flowers, pale lilac-mauve outside, white inside, with petal edges stained lilac. 20 cm.

Heuchera 'Blackberry Jam'

Heuchera 'Blackberry Jam'

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Arum italicum sub. 'Marmoratum'

These exotic leaves unroll from the leaf-mould in late autumn, continuing to grow throughout the winter, bowing beneath bitter frost, but standing undamaged immediately it thaws. By April they are full height, dark glossy green, spear-shaped, and veined with ivory. In September, above the bare earth, appear stems of red berries. Foliage 38 cm.

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Aquilegia 'Adelaide Addison'

This lovely old-fashioned double form has blue outer petals while the inner white petals are edged with blue. June-July. 76 cm.

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Shade | Thalictrum kiusianum

This diminutive woodland plant from Japan will thread itself through light leaf-mould soil, or a peat bed in part shade. Sprays of tiny rounded leaves and heads of fluffy rosy-mauve flowers stand only a few inches above soil level on wiry stems. Slowly but surely makes a small dense mat. This improved form originated in Kew. Height 12-15 cm.

Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich'

Tellima grandiflora 'Purpurteppich'

Differs from T.g. Rubra group in that the leaves become veined and stained with maroon in summer, while the flowers have dark stems and pink-stained rims to slightly larger green bells. Retains and intesifies the foliage colour overwinter. Forms large clumps. Flowers May-June. Height. 60 cm.