Semi-evergreen perennial with heart shaped leaves and flowers on wiry stems. Copper tinged leaves in spring and bronze in autumn Dainty bright yellow flowers bloom from April to May. Good for ground cover and semi shade preferred. H: 30cm. Fully hardy
Fully hardy perennial well-suited to dappled shade and reasonably moist conditions: beneath deciduous trees, for example. Delicate pale yellow flowers in spring, equally attractive foliage. H: about 30cm
Clump-forming and fully hardy perennial; delicate yellow flowers in mid to late spring. Evergreen, heart shaped mid green leaves that turn to a deep burnished red in winter. Excellent ground cover in shade and tolerant of moderately dry conditions. H: 50cm
Hardy perennial suitable for a woodland garden or shady border, forming lovely ground cover with its evergreen heart shaped leaves. Wiry stems bear clusters of pure white flowers in spring. Hybrid between the two Japanese species E.diphyllum x E.grandiflorum. 20cm. Fully hardy.
Clump forming deciduous perennial with narrowly ovate mid green leaves - bronze when young. Delicate and very charming dusky pink flowers in mid to late spring. Found growing wild in moist woodlands in its native Far East, so try to match this by planting in dappled shade and in soil that is rich in organic mater, remaining cool and moist through summer. H:30cm.
Hardy perennial suitable for a woodland garden or shady border, forming lovely ground cover with its evergreen heart shaped leaves. Wiry stems bear clusters of light lavender flowers with somewhat darker colouring towards the petal tips above the foliage in spring. Young foliage emerges purple in spring, matures to green and then becomes intensely red in the autumn. 'Tamobotan' is a hybrid between the two Japanese species E.diphyllum x E.grandiflorum. Height will be about 20cm. Grow in cool and reasonably moist conditions. Fully hardy.
Foxtail Lily. Spectacular clump-forming perennial from China and the Far East. Spectacular, tall spires of orange-pink flowers in early summer. Plant in full sun and well drained soil, with the crown of the plant either on the surface of the soil or just beneath, much like a bearded iris. Fully hardy. Height: up to 1.5m.
Fully hardy, bulbous perennial with nodding, mauve to pink star-shaped flowers with recurved petals with yellow and red-brown zones at the base of each petal. The leaves are green, heavily mottled with brown, A woodland specialist Erythronium dens-canis is best grown in dappled shade in soil that is rich in organic matter and reasonably moist and well drained. Improve the soil with garden compost or leaf litter. Fully hardy. H: 10cm
This clump forming perennial is a lovely more dwarf variety of Eupatorium, or Joe-Pye Weed. Being smaller, it forms a bushy upright mound of dark-green leaves, ideal for a smaller garden or restricted space. Large flat flower heads of purplish-pink form in late summer. Great for butterflies. Eupatorium prefer moist or even wet conditions. Fully hardy. H:70cm.
Great choice for a bold foliage statement, with its dark-green leaves edged in creamy yellow. Will form strong clumps after 2-3 seasons, and in summer will produce large heads of tiny pink flowers, attractive to bees and butterflies. Fully hardy, and enjoying moister soils and full sun. H: 1m
This is an interesting variegated variety of spurge with attractive white edging to the leaves. The flower bracts are also white, giving a striking appearance. Euphorbias prefer a well drained soil in either full sun or partial shade. The variegation can be more marked in full sun. H: 50cm. Well drained soil. Hardy.
Upright, bushy hardy perennial, with delicately feathery blue-green foliage on red stems. In late spring produces clusters of lime green flowers which persist well into summer. Prefers full sun and well drained soils and is remarkably drought resistant once it is established. H: 50cm
Wonderful aster for mid border flowering from late summer into autumn. Clump forming perennial preferring well drained but moist soil in sun or partial shade. Masses of mauve delicate flowers forming billowing mounds are found on the plants from late August throughout September. H:. 1m.
Clump forming, easy to grow and fully hardy perennial, forming dense and weed-smothering mounds of finely cut foliage. Produces numerous violet to blue flowers with white centres from mid to late summer, which are not only very colourful in the garden are also appreciated by pollen and nectar seeking insects such as bees and butterflies.
Hardy, clump-forming perennial, suitable for both sunny or lightly shaded spots; loose habit, deeply dissected foliage and large open, pale blue flowers from early to mid-summer. Forms excellent weed-smothering ground cover. Fully hardy. H: about 50cm