Pink nodding backswept flowers in spring. Evergreen foliage. Humus rich shade
Western Sword Fern Hardy evergreen fern forming a large clump of erect, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green fronds to 90cm. Can grow in damp or dry soils when established.
Japanese Tassle Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with pale-green fronds, with yellow bristles, growing up to 60cm. Fronds darken with age. Moist well-drained soil in semi-shade.
Tassel Fern – A small, easy-to-grow fern for woodland edges in sun or part shade. Grows as a mound of attractive arching leathery, sharp-toothed, triangular fronds. Hardy and evergreen in mild winter regions. A non-spreading species growing to 40cm.
Soft-Shield Fern Hardy semi-evergreen fern with tall, upright, narrow fronds up to 90cm. Forms rosettes of soft dissected fronds. Moist soil in partial shade, or partially sunny site.
Soft Needle Fern Relatively recent introduction. Hardy fern with pale green fronds growing to 90cm. Moist soil in shade or semi-shade.
Soft Shield Fern Compact semi-evergreen fern with slightly arching upright pale green fronds to 90cm. Hardy fern for shade or semi-shade and moist soil.
Soft Shield Fern Compact evergreen fern growing to 60cm. Triangular fronds with overlapping pinnae. Moist, but well drained soil in partial shade, but will grow in full sun once established.
Mid to late flowering with small deep violet bell shaped flowers arranged in rounded heads on short stems.
Himalayan cowslip. Flowering mid summer through to the autumn. Normal colour is sulphur yellow bell shaped flowers, however they can range from a dull orange (keilour hybrids), through to brick red ('red shades'). Fragrant flowers.