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Due to unprecedented demand, we are temporarily unable to accept new product orders - but you can still become a member. Whilst we have good supply of products, our priority is to reduce the extensive delays on existing orders. When we re-open our online shop it will be to members only. Please stay safe, and keep checking back here as we will be back up to full service as soon as possible.  See the home page for further COVID-19 information and updates.

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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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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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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CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
CHATHAM ISLAND FORGET-ME-NOT
PLANTS: PCHBL
An outstanding evergreen perennial with brilliant glossy bright-green leaves and phenominal huge heads of blue forget-me-not flowers in the spring. This New Zealand native is great in part or full shade and can ...
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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.
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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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CLIVIA 'YELLOW'
CLIVIA 'YELLOW'
PLANTS: PCLB
A spectacular new clivia with primrose-yellow open-faced flowers. The compact sphere of bloom is held well above the strap-like evergreen leaves and light up the darkest corners of any frost-free garden. Tolerant of ...
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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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DOUBLE WHITE PARMA VIOLET
DOUBLE WHITE PARMA VIOLET
PLANTS: PVIL
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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: PPRV
This lovely old-fashioned perennial has creamy-yellow flowers with a golden central eye and a delicious fragrance. Young flowers are edible and can be made into primrose wine. Multiplies readily in ...
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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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HELLEBORUS ARGUTIFOLIUS
HELLEBORUS ARGUTIFOLIUS
PLANTS: PHEAR
Formerly known as Helleborus corsicus, this is certainly the toughest hellebore, originating from the Mediterranean islands of Corsica and Sardinia. Large clusters of 20 or more apple-green cupped flowers are held ...
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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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HOSTA 'MINUTEMAN'
HOSTA 'MINUTEMAN'
PLANTS: PHOMM
A spectacular variegated fast-growing hosta with large round leaves edged with a striking broad white margin. Lavender flowers adorn the large clump forming perennial in mid-summer even though this hosta is primarily grown ...
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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 pink 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. ...
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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
NEW ZEALAND LILY
PLANTS: PARC
As tough as they come with bold foliage and seasonal flowers. Fantastic for growing under larger trees or in that hard-to-grow spot. The soft arching evergreen leaves make a wonderful backdrop for the panicles of ...
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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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THE FAST FEAST COLLECTION
THE FAST FEAST COLLECTION
SEEDS: SFFC
Forget fast food and grow your own fast feast! This is a collection of our fastest growing cool season vegies and greens suitable for sowing and growing now. Collection includes enough vegetables to feed a family of four in a 2x1m plot, with 14 packets of seeds that will have some produce available for harvest in just 4-6 weeks right through to ...
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Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection
Complete Autumn Vegie Patch Collection
SEEDS: SCAVPC
A collection of our favourite cool season crops to fill your garden with produce this winter and early spring. Includes Broad Bean 'Çhocolate Flowered', Broccoli 'Green Sprouting', Cabbage 'Mini Wombok', Carrot 'Paris Market', Cauliflower 'Mini', Kale 'Halbhoher Gruner', Lettuce Heirloom Mix, Parsnip 'Hollow Crown', Pea 'Greenfeast', Radish 'Fre...
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Beetroot'Bulls blood', Carrot 'St Valery', Broccoli 'Romanesco' and Silverbeet 'Fordhook' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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