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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.

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

Early winter scent - Sarcococca confusa sweet box - partial to deep shade, moist but well drained soil, flowers december to March

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

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

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

Salvia × sylvestris 'Mainacht' It flourishes in sun or dappled shade where the bright flowers help to liven up any plant scheme.

Lunaria rediviva: perennial honesty, fragrant delicate mauve flowers in early summer, oval translucent seed pods.

Lunaria rediviva: perennial honesty, fragrant delicate mauve flowers in early summer, oval translucent seed pods.

Aster divariticus: Masses of white, daisy-like flowers with brownish yellow centres in loose clusters from June to October. This white wood aster, originally from North America, was a favourite of Gertrude Jekyll's.

Aster divariticus: Masses of white, daisy-like flowers with brownish yellow centres in loose clusters from June to October. A white wood aster from North America.

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.

Nepeta racemosa 'Walkers Low' Long flowering period June- Sept deep violet to lilac blue

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.

Geranium 'Rozanne': A good spreading form that combines well in naturalised planting schemes, providing fast-growing ground cover and flowering early summer to mid-autumn.

Geranium 'Rozanne': A good spreading form that combines well in naturalised planting schemes, providing fast-growing ground cover and flowering early summer to mid-autumn.

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

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

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.