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.
19 products
  1. Starting at £3.47

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    Tellima grandiflora

    A favourite for a shady spring border, to grow with hellebores, honesty and tulip. It’s a totally invaluable, easy-to-grow border filler and an elegant upper storey cut flower.

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    Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum'

    There are few things more elegant than this frosted fern which looks like every frond of every leaf has been painted a soft grey. I particularly love this evergreen in containers for a table centre, all year, in sun or shade.

  3. Starting at £6.75

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    Geranium 'Ann Folkard'

    Geranium 'Ann Folkard' has bright-green foliage topped by contrasting magenta flowers, this is in bloom for months, well on into the autumn in the oast garden at Perch Hill. Perennial geraniums are classic cottage garden late spring and summerflowering perennials, with their large decorative saucer…

  4. Starting at £5.95

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    Gillenia trifoliata

    An exceptionally long-flowering, shade-loving, butterfly look-a-like plant.

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    Helleborus orientalis 'Pretty Ellen Spotted'

    I love Helleborus orientalis 'Pretty Ellen Spotted', which look as if their flowers have been freckled by a paint brush in the richest crimson. Hellebores are brilliant for shade and if you cut these on a shortish stem and sear the stem end in boiling water, they make a glamorous cut flower.

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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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    Blechnum spicant

    This native variety is reliable, easy to establish and is great for shady areas. If you have damp, acidic soil, it will naturalise quite happily.

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    Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'

    A prolific flowerer and brilliant for late colour. Let it spread gently through other perennials and shrubs.

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    Aster x frikartii 'Mönch'

    Aster x frikartii 'Mönch' is a lovely bright lavender-blue flowers around golden hearts – brilliant for the autumn garden and the insects love these, laden with pollen and nectar.No autumn garden is complete without its Michaelmas daisies, simple cottage garden perennials which flower long…

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    Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora

    Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' is a lovely cream foxglove, which makes a beautiful cut flower and garden plant. You can't go wrong with white foxgloves. We line the drive with Digitalis purpurea 'Alba' at Perch Hill, planting them in the autumn to flower for May through much of the summer. Bees and…

  11. Starting at £6.50

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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…

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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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    Geranium 'Mavis Simpson'

    An excellent semi-evergreen perennial geranium with soft grey-green leaves and long stems of lovely clear pink flowers. It combines beautifully with blue.

  15. £9.50

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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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    Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin'

    My-oh-my this hellebore is incredible. It has beautiful dark, slate grey-green leaves and then smoky pink flowers which gradually darken to crimson. With stem ends seared for 10 seconds it makes the BEST winter and spring cut flower too.

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    Matteuccia struthiopteris

    A brilliant ostrich fern which grows in shady, damp areas, and looks especially good planted with alliums.

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    Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White'

    Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is the best of the pure white pulmonarias, which flowers all spring. It has elegant dappled silver foliage too, which is evergreen in many gardens, so it is the perfect plant for lightening up a dark corner as this thrives in light shade.

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    Selinum wallichianum

    With large, creamy white umbers similar to cow parsley and soft, fern-like foliage, this is an ideal plant for shady areas and is very reliable. Excellent for its late summer flowering time too.

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.