There are dozens of plants, from the anemone to Tricyrtis, from good tried and tested shade-loving plants to some of the rarest varieties.
Partial shade garden. You can also use grasses such as: Carex, Hakonechloa or Imperata.
The best locations are those with a shadow thrown by a wall or a house, or a tree planted a reasonable distance away. Then there is no competition among the roots of the trees or shrubs and our perennials.
The worst locations are those with dry shade caused by competition among roots or a lack of rain. However, it is possible to plant perennials in the shade on condition you water them regularly and limit the growth of competing shrubs.
Most shade perennials prefer good garden soil and constant freshness even in the summer.
Synonym: Acaena microphylla 'Copper Carpet'from £3.99
Bidi-bidi or New Zealand burr has weird ball-like seed-heads.from £3.99
A new 2013 variety from the United States£5.29
The best acanthus variety.£4.29
Long summer flowering periodfrom £3.99
Intense white illuminates the garden.£3.99
A small, dense cushion of aromatic grey-green leaves with finely-chiselled tips£3.99
The Big Blue£3.29
Monkshood, wolf's bane, leopard's bane, women's bane, devil's helmet or blue rocket.£3.99
The little brother of Acorus 'Ogon'£2.29