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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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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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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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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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GIANT GUNNERA
GIANT GUNNERA
PLANTS: WGUN
Is it animal or vegetable? We know the answer and these giant plants are one for the botanists. This monstrous vegetable thrusts huge umbrellas of leaf up to 1.5m towards the sky to create a mini forest of stems that need ...
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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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LILY TURF VARIEGATED
LILY TURF VARIEGATED
PLANTS: PLIVA
Gently arching pale green leaves edged white are crowned with dense spikes of mauve flower followed by glossy black berries.
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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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NEW ZEALAND LILY 'MATAPOURI BAY'
NEW ZEALAND LILY 'MATAPOURI BAY'
PLANTS: PARCM
Also known as the 'Renga Renga Lily', this robust variety was selected for its superior waxy blue-green foliage produced in dense clumps. During spring, branching flowerheads carry numerous white stars. The solution for any dry shady site. Tolerant of coastal conditions.
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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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Primula 'Red Hot Poker'
Primula 'Red Hot Poker'
PLANTS: PPVI
Like a cluster of little rocket ships ready for take off into the stratosphere this is quite an unexpectedly showy little Primula. Displays red-violet candles throughout the warmer months.
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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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TRADESCANTIA 'SWEET KATE'
TRADESCANTIA 'SWEET KATE'
PLANTS: WSWK
Many plants are promoted for their capacity to 'brighten a dark corner', but few come close to the psychedelic illumination of 'Sweet Kate'. In late spring the bright purple flowers look like butterflies perched on the iridescent lime-green foliage. Simply cut back to the ground in winter to enjoy this uniquely coloured garden delight. Discovere...
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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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ACANTHUS SPINOSUS
ACANTHUS SPINOSUS
PLANTS: PACSP
A striking form of acanthus with deeply-divided spiny glossy green leaves from spring topped by mauve and white flower towers in summer. Also known as Armed Bear's Breech, the strong architectural form and prominent ...
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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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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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CLIVIA 'CREAM'
CLIVIA 'CREAM'
PLANTS: PCLMY
Pastel cream flowers colour the garden in winter and spring, while the arching dark-green foliage makes a handsome clump in shady positions. Great performance in dry shade conditions. A useful plant for planting beneath trees and large shrubs.
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STRAWBERRY 'CHANDLER' POTTED
STRAWBERRY 'CHANDLER' POTTED
PLANTS: PSTCHP
The most delicious of all the large fruited strawberries. Huge berries up to 60g are produced in profusion in summer. Easy to grow in most climates, these have to be the chef's choice. 82/100 in our taste tests.
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MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE CLUB SPECIAL 10
MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE CLUB SPECIAL 10
PLANTS: RMULP10
A profusion of apple blossom pink flowers in Spring smother this vigorous self supporting rose. This fast growing thicket becomes an ideal farm fence or informal hedge. 10 plants.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Tomato 'Tigerella, Beetroot 'Bulls Blood, Silverbeet 'Fordhook' and Spring Onion 'Red' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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