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!

For delivery details please click here .


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alpine strawberry Alpine strawberry

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50BUY
Archangel, yellow

Lamiastrum spp
Perennial
Yellow
Shade or part shade
Height : 40cm
Flowers: May – June


9cm£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
bloody cranesbill Bloody cranesbill

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


9cm pot£2.80Sold Out
bluebell Bluebell

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


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
common sorrel Common sorrel

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


9cm pot2.80BUY
5 plug plants4.50Sold Out
Dog rose Dog rose

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


1 litre pot£4.80Sold Out
9cm pot£2.80BUY
Dogwood Dogwood

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


1 litre pot£5.80BUY
9cm pot£3.80BUY
Foxglove

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50BUY
giant bellflower Giant bellflower

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Golden rod

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
guelder rose Guelder rose

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


9cm pot£3.80BUY
Hemp agrimony

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Holly

Ilex aquifolium
Perennial
evergreen
sun or shade
Height : up to 3m
Flowers:


9cm pot£3.10Sold Out
Honeysuckle

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


9cm pot£4,50BUY
5 plug plants£6.00Sold 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: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£4.90Sold Out
Martagon lily

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


9cm pot: will be available in Spring 2019£3.80Sold Out
Moschatel

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


9cm pot£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Nettle-leaved bellflower Nettle-leaved bellflower

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50BUY
Opposite-leaved golden saxifrage

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


9cm pot£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Primrose Primrose

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


9cm plants £2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Red campion

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Sanicle Sanicle

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Snowdrop

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


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
solomons seal Solomons seal

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


1 litre pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£4.90Sold 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£5.80BUY
9cm pot£3.80BUY
Star of Bethlehem Star of Bethlehem

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


9cm pot; to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
stinking hellebore Stinking hellebore

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
stinking iris Stinking iris

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants will be available again in Spring 2019£4.50Sold Out
Stitchwort, greater

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


9cm£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50BUY
Sweet cicely

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


9cm£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50BUY
Violet, dog

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


9cm plants will be available again in Spring 2019£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants will be available again in Spring 2019£4.50Sold Out
Violet, sweet

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


9cm plants will be available in Spring 2019£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants will be available in Spring 2019£4.50Sold Out
Water avens

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
wild angelica Wild angelica

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
wild daffodil Wild daffodil

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


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
wild garlic Wild garlic / Ramsons

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


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
Winter aconite

Eranthis hyemalis
Perennial
Yellow
Sun or part shade
Height : 10cm
Flowers: January - March


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
Wood anemone

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


9cm pot: to place an order please visit our Spring bulbs pre order page£2.90Sold Out
wood sage Wood sage

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


9cm pot£2.80BUY
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Wood sorrel

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


9cm£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out
Wood spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides
Perennial
Lime green bracts
Shade
Height : 60cm
Flowers: March - May


9cm pot£2.80Sold Out
Woodruff Woodruff

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


9cm pot£2.80Sold Out
5 plug plants£4.50Sold Out

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