Woodland or shade wildflowers – pots and plug plants

A woodland habitat is one of our favourites, with the calm offered by the shade and areas of sunlight splashing through the clearings. A woodland area in your garden will attract a wide diversity of wildlife; and although many gardens will not have space for a large wooded area, even a few fruit trees; a specimen tree or a large shrub will be the perfect starting point for creating a woodland habitat. A shady spot in the garden under trees/shrubs can often be neglected but why not create a wonderful woodland habitat adding in layers of plants to bring the area to life.

Choosing a selection from the wildflowers below will help create an area of woodland or shade. The wildflowers listed are suitable for either shade or part shade.  For more hints and tips for your garden, please read our article here.

Finally, if you are looking to use plug plants, we also have a Woodland and Shade Plug Plant Collection to help with your selection, so you will be ready to go!

We aim to work with nature and be aware of environmental sustainability. In this respect we use a peat free medium for our plants and plug plants, and we use organic pest control, as prevention and control. Planting native wildflowers adds to the biodiversity in the garden, encouraging insects, birds and mammals and helps to bring more wildlife into your world.

For delivery details please click here. If an item is showing Sold Out; please do get in touch and we will let you know when fresh stock will be ready to order.

If you have a small garden and would just like one or two wildflowers or plug plants, you can now order small quantities. Our minimum order value is just £2.90!
For a larger order over £150 please contact us to check stock availability, and we will be happy to advise.

You may find that quite a number of our woodland plants are currently out of stock. The bulbs planted in pots will be available from November through to Spring together with some of the other woodland plants. This is also the perfect time to plant when there is a reduced tree canopy.

Please get in touch if you would like to place an advance order or if you would like to enquire about our stock availability;we are always happy to discuss your needs.


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alder buckthorn Alder buckthorn

Frangula alnus
Perennial
Small white flowers
Sun or part shade
Height : Small tree
Flowers: Flowers in May, Berries in autumn


2 litre pot£7.10BUY
1 litre pot£6.10BUY
alpine strawberry Alpine strawberry

Fragaria vesca
Perennial
White
Sun or shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: June - August


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
bloody cranesbill Bloody cranesbill

Geranium sanguineum
Perennial
Purple
Sun,partial shade
Height : 30-50cm
Flowers: May-Oct


2 litre pot£6.10BUY
9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
common buckthorn web Common buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica
Perennial
White
Sun, Shade, Part shade
Height : 6m after 10 years
Flowers: June - July


2 litre pot£7.10BUY
1 litre pot£6.10BUY
common sorrel Common sorrel

Rumex acetosa
Perennial
Crimson
Sun or part shade
Height : 60cm
Flowers: May-August


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
Dog rose Dog rose

Rosa canina
Perennial
Pink
Sun or part shade
Height : 2m if freestanding
Flowers: June - July


1 litre pot£6.10BUY
9cm pot£3.10BUY
dog violet Dog violet

Viola riviniana
Perennial
violet or white
Sun or part shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: April - July


9cm pot £2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants £4.95Sold Out
Dogwood Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea
Perennial
Autumn colour
Sun,shade,dapple
Height : 10m
Flowers: late Spring-early Summer


1 litre pot£6.10BUY
9cm pot£3.95BUY
bluebell English bluebell

Hyacynthoides non-scriptus
Perennial
Blue
Shade or part-shade
Height : 30cm
Flowers: April - June


9cm potted bulbs: available late October£2.95Sold Out
Field rose Field rose

Rosa arvensis
Perennial
White
Sun, Partial shade
Height : 2.5-4m scrambling
Flowers: June - August


1 litre pot£6.10BUY
Foxglove Foxglove

Digitalis purpurea
Biennial
Pink
Sun or part shade
Height : 1.2m
Flowers: June - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants £4.95BUY
garlic mustard Garlic mustard

Alliaria petiolata

White
Shade or part shade
Height : 1m
Flowers: April-June


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
giant bellflower Giant bellflower

Campanula latifolia
Perennial
Blue
Shade or part shade
Height : 1m
Flowers: July – August


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants - available end September£4.95Sold Out
Golden rod

Solidago virgaurea
Perennial
Yellow
Sun or part shade
Height : 40cm
Flowers: June - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
Greater stitchwort Greater stitchwort

Stellaria holostea
Perennial
White
Sun or part shade
Height : 40cm
Flowers: May-June


9cm £2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
guelder rose Guelder rose

Viburnum opulus
Perennial
White flowers , red berries
Sun or Part shade
Height : 3m
Flowers: May - July


2 litre pot£6.10BUY
Hedge bedstraw Hedge bedstraw

Galium mollugo
Perennial
White
Sun or part shade
Height : 1.5m
Flowers: June - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
Hemp agrimony

Eupatorium cannabinum
Perennial
Pink
Sun or part shade
Height : 1m
Flowers: July - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
Honeysuckle

Lonicera periclymenum
Perennial
Yellow and pink
Sun or part shade
Height : Scrambles to 3m
Flowers: June - September


9cm pot£4,95Sold Out
Sold Out
lily of the valley Lily of the valley

Convallaria majalis
Perennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 15cm
Flowers: May - June


1 litre pot: £4.95Sold Out
martagon lily Martagon lily

Lilium martagon
Perennial
Pink
Shade or part shade
Height : 90cm
Flowers: June - July


9cm pot: £3.95Sold Out
moschatel Moschatel

Adoxa moschatellina
Perennial
Lime green
Shade or part shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: March - May


9cm pot£2.95BUY
Nettle-leaved bellflower Nettle-leaved bellflower

Campanula trachelium
Perennial
Blue
Sun or shade
Height : 1m
Flowers: July to Sept


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants £4.95BUY
opposite leaved golden saxifrage Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage

Chrysosplenium oppositifolium
Perennial
Lime green
Damp shade
Height : 5cm
Flowers: March - July


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants £4.95BUY
Primrose Primrose

Primula vulgaris
Perennial
Yellow
Sun or part shade
Height : 15cm
Flowers: March - May


9cm pot £2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
Red campion

Silene dioica
Perennial
Pink
Sun, shade or part shade
Height : 70cm
Flowers: May - November


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
Sanicle Sanicle

Sanicula europaea
Perennial
White
Shade
Height : 40cm
Flowers: May - July


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
snowdrop Snowdrop

Galanthus nivalis
Perennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 20cm
Flowers: January - March


9cm potted bulbs: available late October£2.95Sold Out
solomons seal Solomons seal

Polygonatum multiflorum
Perennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 70cm
Flowers: May - June


1 litre pot£4.95Sold Out
spindle Spindle

Euonymus europaeus
Perennial
Tiny white flowers, pink/orange berries
Sun or part shade
Height : Shrub or small tree
Flowers: Flowers May-June Berries in autumn


1 litre pot£6.10BUY
9cm pot£3.95BUY
Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem

Ornithogalum umbellatum
Perennial
White
Sun or part shade
Height : 25cm
Flowers: May - June


9cm pot: available from late October£2.95Sold Out
stinking hellebore Stinking hellebore

Helleborus foetidus
Perennial
Lime green
Shade
Height : 60cm
Flowers: March - April


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
stinking iris Stinking iris

Iris foetidissima
Perennial
Lilac flower, orange berries
Shade or part shade
Height : 50cm
Flowers: May - July


1 litre pot£5.95BUY
9cm pot£2.95BUY
Sweet cicely

Myrrhis odorata
Perennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 70cm
Flowers: April - June


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
Sweet violet

Viola odorata
Perennial
Violet or white
Shade or part shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: March - May


9cm pots: £3.75Sold Out
5 plug plants:£7.25Sold Out
Water avens

Geum rivale
Perennial
Pale apricot
Sun, part shade, wet ground
Height : 20cm
Flowers: April - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
wild angelica Wild angelica

Angelica sylvestris
Biennial
White
Sun or part shade
Height : 1.5m
Flowers: July - September


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
wild daffodil Wild daffodil

Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Perennial
Yellow
Sun or shade
Height : 20cm
Flowers: February - April


9cm potted bulbs: available late October£2.95Sold Out
wild garlic Wild garlic / Ramsons

Allium ursinum
Perennial
White
Shade
Height : 25cm
Flowers: April - June


9cm pot: - available late October£3.00Sold Out
Wood anemone

Anemone nemorosa
Perennial
White
Shade
Height : 15cm
Flowers: March - May


9cm pot: available November£3.00Sold Out
wood cranesbill Wood cranesbill

Geranium sylvaticum
Perennial
purple
part shade or sun
Height : 60cm
Flowers: May - July


9cm pot£3.95BUY
5 plug plants£7.25BUY
wood sage Wood sage

Teucrium scorodonia
Perennial
Green
Shade or part shade
Height : 50cm
Flowers: July - September


9cm pot£2.95BUY
5 plug plants£4.95BUY
Wood sorrel

Oxalis acetosella
Perennial
White
Shade or part shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: April - May


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.95Sold Out
Woodruff Woodruff

Galium odoratum
Perennial
White
Shade
Height : 15cm
Flowers: April - June


9cm pot£2.95Sold Out
5 plug plants £4.95Sold Out

We endeavour to deliver your order to you within 7-10 working days of your order being placed; if there is a delay we will let you know.

Once shipped you will usually receive your order within 24-48 hours.
For further information on delivery please check out our delivery details  here and terms.
Some plants are only available at certain times of year. For any queries regarding stock availability please do contact us and we will be happy to advise.