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Due to extreme weather conditions and power outages, The Garden of St Erth & Cloudehill gardens are closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 is a versatile addition to the front of ornamental borders and garden beds. Tolerant of coastal conditions, the delicate flower belies the tough and resilient nature of this autumn garden favourite. Known fondly as 'windflowers'.
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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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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 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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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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HELLEBORE ‘PRIMROSE SUN’
HELLEBORE ‘PRIMROSE SUN’
PLANTS: PHEYP
Soft luminescent yellow flowers add a splash of welcome colour to shadier areas of the garden. A striking eye details these shade-loving blooms.
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HELLEBORE ‘WINTER STAR’
HELLEBORE ‘WINTER STAR’
PLANTS: PHEWR
Another new hybird from the breeding of Peter Leigh in Central Victoria. Deep red at the base of white petals, these cheerful nodding flowers will gladden the heart in the depths of winter.
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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 stamens. Plant in part-shade in garden beds and under the canopy of trees.
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HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE'
HELLEBORE 'DOUBLE WHITE'
PLANTS: PHEDW
These outstanding seedlings are born from a Tasmanian clear double white hellebore. Whether grown near the house or as a ground cover under trees, this white beauty will reward with little attention and a brilliant white flower when the rest of the garden is asleep in winter.
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HELLEBORE 'MIDNIGHT'
HELLEBORE 'MIDNIGHT'
PLANTS: PHEMI
This dramatic hellebore is purple-black with just a sheen of red as it catches the low winter sunlight. Plant in a position where it can shine above its garden companions and be appreciated for the marvel that it is.
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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 hel...
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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 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 or NZ Rock Lily, this robust variety was selected for its superior waxy blue-green foliage produced in dense clumps. During spring, branching sprays carry numerous white starry flowers that light up any dry shady site. An adaptable evergreen strap leaf plant that suits almost any position and any garden style, from ...
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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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PLECTRANTHUS ECKLONII
PLECTRANTHUS ECKLONII
PLANTS: PPLE
An evergreen, tall upright shade-loving shrub from South Africa with masses of vibrant purple cone shaped flowers from late summer peaking throughout autumn. The large green leaves and showy flowers will light up those difficult low light positions, ideal beneath tall trees and as a backdrop to smaller growing shade plants. A reliable and easy c...
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PLECTRATNTHUS ARGENTATUS
PLECTRATNTHUS ARGENTATUS
PLANTS: PPLA
A spreading Australian native evergreen shrub with velvety broad silver leaves. A useful heat and dry tolerant ground cover or understory plant for shade or sun, thriving beneath trees in tough, competitive conditions. Spikes of white flowers on mauve stems rise above the foliage in spring and summer. An ideal plant for sprawling over challengin...
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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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VIOLET ‘LADY HUME CAMPBELL’
VIOLET ‘LADY HUME CAMPBELL’
PLANTS: PLHC
An introduction to Britain in 1875 and named in recognition of the Lady who discovered this exquisite double mauve parma violet. Large violet flowers open out to reveal a small white centre. Fragrant flowers with the sweet true scent of violets. Violets will slowly spread suppressing weeds providing a carpet of dainty edible flowers. An excellen...
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GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
BULBS: BGACOG
LAST REMAINING STOCK Gamblers Choice, lucky dip selection of garlic. Garlic needs to be planted soon, so we are clearing remaining stock with this discounted offer! Great tasting garlic ready to harvest at the start of summer, with up to 12 months of storing, you will have enough to last all year with this pack! Includes 4 packs, each with 2 hea...
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OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
PLANTS: RCOOW
PREORDER. Cultivate romance in your garden with an easy collection of heirloom bare root roses both fragrant and dreamy. The collection includes three old world rose varieties 'Madame Isaac Periere', Rugosa 'Roseraie De L'Hay' and climber 'Mutabilis' for wonder and beauty. PREORDER. BAREROOT ROSES WILL BE DESPATCHED FROM MID-JULY
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
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