Epimedium x versicolor 'Sulphureum' - Low morbidity. Also available in pink. Evergreen foliage.  Good shady doer.

Perennial reference for Epimedium plants (barrenwort) including descriptions and cultural information.

Cenolophium denudatum:  Baltic parsley, frothy white umbels of flowers above semi-evergreen frond foliage

Cenolophium denudatum: Baltic parsley, white umbels of flowers above semi-evergreen frond foliage.

Thalictrum 'Elin': Glaucous leaves, fine tall stems with bobbles of lilac flowers that open with long cream stamens.

n spring leaves of this handsome plant are blue-grey and tinged with red. They loose the red by the time tall stems with open sprays of lilac flowers and long, cream stamens emerge.

Sarcococca confusa: winter box, fragrant flowers from December to March, glossy dark evergreen foliage

Buy sweet box Sarcococca confusa - Sweetly scented, pure white flowers December to March: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' - we should combine some spires with your roses. This salvia is happy with some shade.

Salvia May Night) Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' - Large indigo-blue flowers: Delivery by Crocus

Hesperis matronalis: sweet rocket, lovely scent and good white flowers

Hesperis Plant - White: Commonly known as 'Sweet Rocket' this beautiful and easy-to-grow plant, will bring a cottage garden feel to borders. The clusters of strongly scented flowers are a j… - Dobies

Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' Deep violet to lilac-blue summer flowers and aromatic mid-green leaves. This violet-lilac catmint makes excellent, long-flowering, groundcover for a sunny border. Clipped back after the first flush in June, it flowers through to early autumn. Useful as an informal, scented edge for paths as, when trodden on, the foliage releases a pleasant aroma.

Buy catnip Nepeta racemosa 'Walker's Low' - Deep violet to lilac-blue summer flowers and aromatic mid-green leaves.: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Digitalis lutea - or these slender pale yellow perennial foxgloves

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Lamium orvala: Balm leaved archangel,  spikes of large, velvety purplish pink hooded flowers. Large, heart-shaped mid green leaves. Rated by Claire Austin as a spring delight.

Lamium orvala: Balm leaved archangel, spikes of large, velvety purplish pink hooded flowers. Rated by Claire Austin as a spring delight.

Rubus tricolor "Perhaps the most delightful evergreen ground-coverer in shade. Trails of heart-shaped, glossy leaves, often purple at the margins. 60cm."

Rubus tricolor "Perhaps the most delightful evergreen ground-coverer in shade. Trails of heart-shaped, glossy leaves, often purple at the margins.

Chaerophyllum hirsutum 'Roseum' - this pink hairy chervil maybe a better frothy filler than the larger Baltic parsley below

Chaerophyllum hirsutum roseum - x 3 from open garden.

Digitalis ‘Spice Island’ - "evergreen, glossy, dark green, lanceolate leaves. Blooms repeatedly June-Sept"

Digitalis ‘Spice Island’ - Differs from other foxgloves with evergreen, glossy, dark green, lanceolate leaves.

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