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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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    Gillenia trifoliata

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

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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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    Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'

    I love this variety of Japanese anemone with flowers and glamour one size up from the standard single white, with lovely contrasting stamens. This clump forming, healthy, dark-leaved form will grow up to 1m.

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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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    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 'Rozanne'

    Geranium 'Rozanne' is one of the best of the violet-blue perennial geraniums. This flowers for months at a stretch. You can cut it to the ground when it begins to look tired and up it pops to flower again.Perennial geraniums are classic cottage garden late spring and summer-flowering perennials,…

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    Hydrangea petiolaris

    One of the very best plants for growing on a northfacing, shady wall with beautiful flowers and equally lovely seedheads.

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    Acanthus mollis 'Rue Ledan'

    A rare form of evergreen acanthus with pure white flowers on silvery-green spires. Extremely elegant, bright and ghostly and invaluable for thriving in a north facing border.

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    Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

    A delicate, small-flowered, single begonia, classier than all the rest and exceptionally long flowering. As a tuber, like dahlias, you can store these from one year to the next.

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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 '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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    Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

    Euphorbia amygdaloides is a completely invaluable plant for growing in a shady spot to brighten up a dark corner and for picking – by the bucket – for all your spring vases of flowers. We'd be lost without this in the cutting garden. If I was only allowed to take one group of ornamental…

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    Helleborus × 'Anna's Red' (Rodney Davey Marbled Group)

    A newly bred hellebore in the richest crimson which flowers for the whole of spring and cuts brilliantly. Just sear stem ends in boiling water for 15 seconds. Unusually, for a hellebore this colour, that treatment works really well.

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    Alchemilla mollis

    This acid-green, fluffy-flowered plant is one of the best ever foliage plants for the garden and vase. Cut it back after its first flowering and feed with Comfrey (dilute our pellets to make a solution). It will flower again in late summer.

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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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    Asplenium scolopendrium

    This Hart's Tongue fern is a beautiful texture, colour and shape, and provides all-year interest.

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    Convolvulus mauritanicus

    A perfect perennial to soften the edge of any container, flowering for months in summer and autumn.

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    Dicentra formosa 'Bacchanal'

    This is a compact, vigorous, clump-forming variety of bleeding heart with deep wine-red heart shaped flowers on slender arching stems. It’s easy to grow and if you remove spent blooms it will keep producing flowers from late spring right through summer. A good choice for a shady spot but will…

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    Epimedium x warleyense 'Orange Queen'

    Epimediums are much sought after by the increasing band of young and creative flower farmers and florists. The coppery-green leaves are beautifully delicate in a vase or urn, as are its open, mini flying saucer flower spires. 'Orange Queen' is one of the most striking colour forms and as an…

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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 psilostemon

    The whopper, long-flowering Geranium psilostemon which I grew up surrounded by in my parents' garden. It was superb then and has more than stood the test of time. A true garden classic.

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.