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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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    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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    Tellima grandiflora

    A hugely popular plant for shade, which I have only just discovered. It's my favourite shade discovery for foliage and flowers. It cuts well 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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    Gillenia trifoliata

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

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    Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'

    Mottled silvery leaves with stunning deep-blue flowers – a particularly dark, rich form. Please note weather conditions do affect the pigmentation when the bud is being developed, so there may be an amount of pink flowers this season. We would expect that flowers produced later in the season…

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    Liriope muscari

    You can't go wrong with this evergreen, recommended for light shade beneath trees and shrubs.

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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.

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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…

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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 '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…

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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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    Geranium x riversleaianum '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.

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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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    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.

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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.

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.