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For Shade and Ground Cover

For Shade and Ground Cover

All of these plants will do very well in part or full shade, and in moist but well-drained soil.
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  1. Starting at £4.95

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    Geranium phaeum 'Raven'

    Use this to edge a shady border. Pretty and sultry and the same time.

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    Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'

    A super-tough, long-flowering variety that is resistant to droughts and avoided by rabbits and slugs.

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    Erigeron karvinskianus

    Have you got some steps, paths or walls you want softening with curtains of daisies? That's exactly what this wonderful plant – Erigeron karvinskianus – is for. It flowers for about nine months of the year and gently self-sows into all the nooks and crannies. A brilliant value plant…

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    Geranium pratense 'Plenum Violaceum'

    An unusual double form of our robust and easy to grow wild meadow cranesbill, with deep purple pompom flowers for a 3-4 month stretch with no deadheading. It's a clump-forming, compact plant with strong upright flower stems.

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    Hydrangea paniculata 'Wim's Red'

    This delicate yet statuesque hydrangea goes through a wonderful change of colours, starting cream with a deep red stem, deepening to rich pink and finishing a beautiful pewter. I've just put several of these into my new Dutch yard.

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    Euphorbia x martinii

    A manageable-sized shrubby euphorbia which flowers all spring to mix with tulips in the border and vase. Once cut, sear stem ends in boiling water to seal poisonous sap and make them last up to two weeks in a vase. Please note: This plant is harmful if eaten, and is a skin and eye irritant, so…

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    Geranium 'Jolly Jewel Salmon'

    One of those lovely hardy geraniums which grows so easily and flowers on and off for so lng, you can keep dividing it to scatter around your borders, to edge paths and to flower up any grass verges or meadow bits of lawn. It's fairly new, but already well-known.

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    Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' syn. 'Sterile'

    Viburnum opulus 'Roseum' is my absolute favourite foliage plant for late spring, early summer picking. From early May, this is covered in bright acid-green fluffy footballs and elegant indented leaves. As the flowers mature, they move through creamy-green into pure white. Sear the stem end in…

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    Viola labradorica

    One of the best-ever ground-cover plants which gradually spreads in even the darkest corners, to cover all your soil and get there before the weeds. This variety is semi-evergreen (almost evergreen in mild areas) and was one of Vita Sackville-West’s favourite plants for weed suppression at…

Flower Plants for Shade and Ground Cover at Sarah Raven

Ground-cover plants transform a garden, carpeting the soil with colour and excluding weeds.

Our plants also come with free planting instructions.