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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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    Brunnera macrophylla

    An incredibly hardy ground cover plant with broad sprays of small, forget-me-not type flowers and large heart-shaped leaves. Brunneras are happy in dry shade but grow well – and produce richer, more luxuriant foliage in slightly damper soil conditions.

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    Geranium 'Rozanne'

    The best of the violet-blue perennial geraniums for a pot or in the border. This flowers for months at a stretch.

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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…

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    Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Burgundy' F1

    Completely OTT, but actually lovely with it, purple silk velvet flowers and even indented leaves. This will get people looking!

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    Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Yellow Blue Swirl' F1

    Purple-blue with a burgundy-yellow centre, these silk velvet flowers have frilled edges and even indented leaves.

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    Viola x wittrockiana 'Matrix Sangria' F1

    Huge, deep burgundy blooms with a yellow halo around a dark centre, and short, strong stems which won't flop as much as other varieties.

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    Viola x wittrockiana 'Mystique Peach Shades' F1

    I absolutely love the warm, soft colours in this mix which flowers in a sheltered spot from late winter all the way through spring. It's one of my favourite spring container plants and I love it to pick for a vase and to decorate puddings.

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    Euphorbia dulcis 'Chameleon'

    A good foliage plant of stunning bronze tinged purple-green, to give dramatic impact and contrast in the border, especially when paired with white or acid-green.

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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…

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.