Planting Guide

This planting guide is intended to assist in your plant selection.

It lists plants that do well in the named conditions but as many plants are highly adaptable it does not mean that they may not grow well in other conditions too. When used in combination with our latest stock list we hope to make your plant sourcing easier.

To assist finding these plants within our product range/availability the following codes indicate the categories in which we include them.
(P) = perennial (G) = grass (F) = fern (G) = herb (W) = wildflower (A) = alpine

  • For dry shade
  • Alchemilla
  • Asplenium scolopendrium vars’
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Cyrotomium
  • Dryopteris
  • Dicentra formosa
  • Dryopteris affinis vars’
  • Dryopteris felix-mas vars’
  • Epimedium
  • Euphorbia amyg’ Robbiae
  • Geranium macrorrhizzum vars’
  • Geranium nodosum
  • Geranium phaeum vars’
  • Helleborus foetidus
  • Hyacinthoides non-scriptus (British Bluebell)
  • Iris foetidissima
  • Lamium
  • Liriope
  • Melissa (Lemon Balm)
  • Milium
  • Polypodium vulgare
  • Polystichum setiferum
  • Polygonatum
  • Symphytum (p/h)
  • Tellima
  • Valeriana (Valerian)
  • Waldsteinia

  • For moist shady / partially shady areas
  • Aconitum
  • Ajuga
  • Alchemilla
  • Anemone x hybrida
  • Aruncus
  • Astrantia
  • Athyrium
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Camassia leichtlinii
  • Dicentra
  • Digitalis
  • Dryopteris
  • Epimedium
  • Erythronium
  • Euphorbia amyg’ Purpurea
  • Euphorbia amyg’ Robbiae
  • Galium (Woodruff)
  • Helleborus
  • Hosta
  • Lamium
  • Leucojum
  • Liriope
  • Luzula nivea
  • Luzula sylvatica
  • Matteuccia
  • Millium
  • Onoclea
  • Panicum
  • Polygonatum
  • Polypodium
  • Polystichum
  • Pulmonaria
  • Saxifraga umbrosa
  • Symphytum
  • Tellima
  • Tiarella
  • Viola labradorica
  • For hot, dry conditions
  • Acanthus
  • Achillea
  • Agapanthus
  • Alllium
  • Arabis (p,a)
  • Artemesia
  • Aubretia (p,a)
  • Centranthus
  • Cerastium
  • Dianthus (p,a)
  • Echinops
  • Eryngium
  • Euphorbia
  • Festuca
  • Foeniculum (Fennel)
  • Gaura
  • Helictotrichon
  • Imperata
  • Iris tall bearded
  • Iris dwarf bearded
  • Kniphofia
  • Koeleria glauca
  • Lavendula
  • Nepeta
  • Origanum (p,h)
  • Pennisetum
  • Pentstemon
  • Phlomis
  • Salvia
  • Sedum
  • Stachys
  • Stipa tenuissima
  • Stipa gigantea
  • Stokesia
  • Verbascum
  • Verbena
  • Moisture loving plants
  • Acorus
  • Astilbe
  • Caltha palustris
  • Carex elata Aurea
  • Carex pendula
  • Eupatorium
  • Helianthus
  • Hemerocallis
  • Houttuynia
  • Iris ensata (kaempheri)
  • Iris siberica
  • Iris pseudocorus
  • Ligularia
  • Lobelia
  • Luzula sylvatica
  • Lythrum
  • Matteuccia
  • Miscanthus
  • Onoclea
  • Osmunda
  • Persicaria bistorta
  • Primula beesiana
  • Primula bulleyana
  • Primula japaonica
  • Primula pulverulenta
  • Rheum
  • Rodgersia
  • Thalictrum flavum glaucum
  • Trollius
  • Zantedeschia
  • For clay soils
  • Acanthus
  • Alchemilla
  • Anemone x hybrida
  • Aruncus
  • Bergenia
  • Brunnera
  • Carex
  • Deschampsia
  • Heleborus
  • Hemerocallis
  • Hosta
  • Houttuynia
  • Kniphofia
  • Matteuccia
  • Miscanthus
  • Molinia
  • Osmunda
  • Panicum
  • Pulmonaria
  • Polystichum setiferum vars’
  • Rheum
  • Saxifraga umbrosa
  • Symphytum
  • Trollius
  • Waldsteinia
  • For seaside gardens
  • Achillea
  • Agapanthus
  • Allium
  • Anemone
  • Anthemis
  • Armeria
  • Artemisia
  • Bergenia
  • Centaurea
  • Crocosmia
  • Dianthus (p,a)
  • Echinops
  • Erigeron
  • Erodium (p,a)
  • Eryngium
  • Euphorbia
  • Geranium
  • Heuchera
  • Iris
  • Kniphofia
  • Libertia
  • Melissa (Lemon Balm)
  • Origanum (p,h)
  • Penstemon
  • Physostegia
  • Potentilla
  • Salvia nemerosa vars’
  • Scabiosa
  • Schizostylis
  • Sedum
  • Sisyrinchium
  • Stachys
  • Stokesia
  • Veronica
  • For sun with moisture retentive soils
  • Acorus Ogan
  • Achillea
  • Ajuga
  • Alchemilla
  • Angelica (p,h)
  • Anthemis
  • Aquilegia
  • Aruncus dioicus
  • Aster
  • Astilbe
  • Bergenia
  • Calamagrostis
  • Carex
  • Camassia
  • Centaurea
  • Cephalaria
  • Crocosmia
  • Delphinium
  • Descampsia
  • Echinacea
  • Geranium
  • Geum
  • Helenium
  • Helianthus
  • Helleborus
  • Hemerocallis
  • Heuchera
  • Heucherella
  • Houttuynia
  • Imperata
  • Iris siberica
  • Iris ensata
  • Knautia
  • Kniphofia
  • Leucanthemum
  • Ligularia
  • Lobelia
  • Luzula
  • Lychnis chalcedonica
  • Lysimachia
  • Lythrum
  • Miscanthus
  • Molinea
  • Monarda
  • Ophiopogon
  • Origanum
  • Panicum
  • Papaver orientale
  • Pennisetum
  • Penstemon
  • Persicaria
  • Phalaris
  • Phlox paniculata var’s
  • Physostegia
  • Polemonium
  • Potentilla
  • Primula denticulata
  • Rheum
  • Rudbeckia
  • Sanguisorba (p,h,w)
  • Schizostylis
  • Sidalcea
  • Solidago
  • Stipa
  • Thalictrum
  • Tradescantia
  • Trifolium (Clover)
  • Veronica
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