Shade Plants

Cool and shady gardens are the perfect retreat from the summer sun, and with garden sizes getting smaller and houses getting bigger, finding plants that will thrive and flower in the shade can be tricky. Here’s a selection of exceptional flowers that love the shade, will thrive under trees and even along the south side of your home.

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CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
CANTERBURY BELLS BLUE
SEEDS: S483
One of the prettiest blues for cut flowers, Cantebury Bells is an old- fashioned favorite of experienced gardeners because they flower through mid-summer and are spectacular in a mixed border.
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CLIVIA PEACH
CLIVIA PEACH
PLANTS: PCLP
The softest of luscious peach trumpets with a delicate creamy-yellow throat are held in compact bunches on 30cm long stems. Complements cream and red clivias for a massed effect. Perfect for low light positions.
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EDELWEISS
EDELWEISS
SEEDS: S452
A beautiful little alpine plant suited to cooler climates. Much loved for its unusual bright white star-shaped flowers above silvery green. One for the adventurous gardener keen to try something unique in ...
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ENGLISH PRIMROSE
ENGLISH PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PENP
This lovely old-fashioned perennial has creamy-yellow flowers with golden central eyes and an enticing fragrance.Young flowers are edible and can be made into primrose wine. Multiplies readily in favourable conditions.
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EUPHORBIA AMYGDALOIDES PURPUREA
EUPHORBIA AMYGDALOIDES PURPUREA
PLANTS: PEUA
Spreading by underground runners this purple wood spurge forms a neat low weed-smothering carpet that is easily contained. Dark purple foliage that contrasts well with its acid green flowers first appearing in spring and ...
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GIANT GUNNERA
GIANT GUNNERA
PLANTS: WGUN
These giant plants are one for the botanists or those in search of a prehistoric garden. This monstrous vegetable thrusts huge umbrellas of leaf up to 1.5m towards the sky to create a mini forest of stems that need no staking. Must have constantly moist soil and plenty of space. An ...
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GIANT GUNNERA (3 Plants)
GIANT GUNNERA (3 Plants)
PLANTS: WGUN3
MEMBERS SPECIAL. These giant plants are one for the botanists or those in search of a prehistoric garden. This monstrous vegetable thrusts huge umbrellas of leaf up to 1.5 m towards the sky to create a mini forest of stems that need no staking. Must have constantly moist soil and plenty of space. An ...
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HIMALAYAN PRIMROSE
HIMALAYAN PRIMROSE
PLANTS: PPRC
If you've got a cool spot that you can keep moist, then you should have a go at this one. A soft and felty rosette of leaves gives rise to a compact halo of violet flowers surrounding a silver globe. Unusual and ...
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NASTURTIUM 'ALASKA SCARLET'
NASTURTIUM 'ALASKA SCARLET'
SEEDS: S658
Green leaves splashed with white, this unique variegated foliage is more Pollock that Arctic state. This low growing Nasturtium increases interest in any situation with contrasting foliage against scarlet red flowers. ...
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NASTURTIUM 'EMPRESS OF INDIA'
NASTURTIUM 'EMPRESS OF INDIA'
SEEDS: S657
A Nasturtium of regal disposition. Dramatic jade green leaves form the perfect canvas, announcing the arrival of deep red flowers that evoke the sub continent. A hardy annual whose peppery leaves can decoy and ...
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NASTURTIUM 'LADYBIRD'
NASTURTIUM 'LADYBIRD'
SEEDS: S660
Name alone, these toasty deep yellow edible flowers spotted with prominent deep red blotches and large seeds are a perfect easy introduction for children and beginners alike to start directly sowing seeds in the garden. Compact form can also be grown easily in pots and containers brightening even tight spaces.
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NASTURTIUM TRAILING MIX
NASTURTIUM TRAILING MIX
SEEDS: S664
With its ability to climb, the bright yellow, red and orange flowering Trailing mix can easily be planted to cascade out of planters, over garden edges, along walls with support and cover that unsightly fence. All the ...
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PENNY ROYAL
PENNY ROYAL
SEEDS: S878
Fuzzy lilac flowers and dark green, peppermint scented foliage which deters fleas. Can plant beside dog kennels. Covers 2.5m2.
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SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SWEET ALYSSUM 'CARPET OF SNOW'
SEEDS: S454
A quiet achiever in the flower family when it comes to showiness but one of the best additions to you garden. Sweet Alyssum is renowned for its beneficial insect attracting qualities- and its honey scented blooms from ...
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VIOLA 'HEARTSEASE'
VIOLA 'HEARTSEASE'
SEEDS: S598
The true Johnny-Jump-Up, also known as Heartsease for its use in treating a range of ailments throughout the ages- ranging from bronchial complaints to fevers to skin problems. We grow it purely for its endearing ...
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ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
ANEMONE 'HONORINE JOBERT'
PLANTS: PANH
Discovered in France in 1858, this compact flowering form of anemone, also known as windflowers, is a versatile addition to the front of ornamental borders and garden beds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, the delicate ...
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BERGENIA 'WINTERGLUT'
BERGENIA 'WINTERGLUT'
PLANTS: PBECW
Bergenias are one of the most underrated garden plants. The large green leaves make it an ideal ground cover for full sun or semi shade and they thrive in poor soils. 'Winterglut' provides a welcome change from the common pink form with warm-red flowers standing tall above almost-black stems in spring. The foliage changes hue in autumn and winte...
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BLOODY DOCK
BLOODY DOCK
PLANTS: PRUM
Don't be put off by the name! Bloody Dock is a beautiful foliage plant, the vibrant, green leaves offsetting the striking, burgundy veins. Plant in a shady position in the garden or in ponds as a water plant.
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BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
BLUE HIMALAYAN POPPY
SEEDS: S458
Is there any flower more desirable as this poppy from Tibet? Planted en masse this legendary blue poppy is a breath-taking sight to behold. For cool cllimate gardens with moist soils and summers below 30 degrees.
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CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
PLANTS: PCHBL
An outstanding evergreen perennial with brilliant glossy bright-green leaves and phenomenal huge heads of blue forget-me-not flowers in the spring. This New Zealand native is great in part or full shade and can tolerate coastal winds.
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COMFREY 'HIDCOTE BLUE'
COMFREY 'HIDCOTE BLUE'
PLANTS: PSYHB
Striking nodding flowers are produced in whorls around the top of the stems of this virtually impenetrable ground cover suited to shady areas of the garden. Vigorous roots, like the herbal comfrey, may require ...
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DOUBLE MAUVE PARMA VIOLET
DOUBLE MAUVE PARMA VIOLET
PLANTS: PVIDM
Parma violets were a favourite of Empress Josephine and have been in cultivation since the 18th century. Highly fragrant and originally grown for their perfume, this violet bears delicately streaked flowers of ...
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE PICOTEE'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE PICOTEE'
PLANTS: PHED
A double flowered hellebore with stunning white petals edged in burgundy like a can-can skirt. An improved variety with well-shaped petals and good form which delights in winter, like a winter rose.
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE RED'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE RED'
PLANTS: PHELDR
With rich tones that shine like a jewel in the garden, this unique double red hellebore stands out from the pack with pastel lemon staments. Plant in part-shade in garden beds or pots.
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BOOKS: ADIAC21
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STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
PLANTS: PSTFR5
A whole metre of strawberries for $20! This heavy cropping strawberry producing delicious deep-red fruit of medium size from late summer into autumn. Suited to pots or garden beds. Includes 5 plants.
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GLADIOLUS 'BLUSHING BRIDE' (10 Bulbs)
GLADIOLUS 'BLUSHING BRIDE' (10 Bulbs)
BULBS: BGLC10
Arching wands of white, flushed with a pink throat make a scene for up to 4 weeks. Featured in a mass plant in the entrance to Heronswood house. Despatched from mid-February
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