MacGregors Plants for Shade

Specialist growers of shade-loving and shade tolerant ferns, shrubs and perennials.

MacGregors Plants for Shade
Carters Clay Road, Lockerley, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0GL

Telephone: (01794) 340256.
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Plants F to K
x Fatshedera lizei Frost hardy, evergreen, shrub to 1.2-2m, with large, shiny, leathery dark green, palmate leaves. Heads of greenish white flowers appear in autumn. Grow in fertile, moist but well drained soil in part shade or sun.
x Fatshedera lizei 'Annemeike' Frost hardy, evergreen shrub to 1.2-2m, with large dark green, yellow-variegated, palmate leaves. Heads of greenish white flowers appear in autumn. Grow in fertile, moist well drained soil in part shade or sun.
x Fatshedera lizei 'Variegata' Frost hardy, evergreen shrub to 1.2-2m, with dark green palmate leaves that have narrow creamy-white margins. Heads of r greenish white flowers appear in autumn. Grow in fertile, moist draining soil in part shade or sun.
Fragaria vesca 'Multiplex' Hardy, stoloniferous rosette forming perennial to 20cm. with bright green leaves. Double creamy white flowers appear in spring. Forms good ground cover in moist but well drained soil in part shade or sun.
Fragaria vesca 'Variegata' ambig. Generally hardy, stoloniferous rosette forming perennial to 20cm. Leaves are variegated creamy white. White flowers in spring followed by light red fruits. Good ground cover in moist well drained soil in part or dappled shade. Protect from mid day sun.
Galega orientalis Hardy, vigorous, upright perennial to 1m, with soft green leaves. Blue-violet flowers are produced June to September. Grow in not too rich moist draining soil in part shade or sun.
Galium odoratum Hardy, herbaceous perennial to 40cm. Leaves appear in whorls and are emerald green. Small white star-shaped scented flowers produced in May and July. Good ground cover in moist humus-rich soil in dappled or part shade. May scorch in strong sun.
Gaultheria procumbens Hardy, evergreen creeping shrub to 15cm, with glossy dark green leaves. White or pale pink flowers are produced in summer followed by scarlet fruits that may persist until spring. Good ground cover for moist leafy neutral to acid soils in shade.
Geranium 'Ann Folkard' Hardy, sprawling herbaceous perennial to 60cm, with deeply divided yellowish green leaves. Magenta pink flowers appear from July to October. Fertile draining soil in part shade or sun.
Geranium himalayense 'Gravetye' Hardy, carpeting herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with good finely cut leaves. Violet blue flowers appear from April to July. Flowers best in full sun, but will give good ground cover even in full shade.
Geranium himalayense 'Plenum' Hardy, carpeting herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with small round finely cut leaves. Double flowers are soft lilac tinged with pinkish-violet, and appear during April to July. Good ground cover for most soils in full shade to full sun.
Geranium ibericum Hardy, clump forming herbaceous perennial to 50cm, with hairy, deeply divided leaves. Violet-blue flowers with dark feathered veins appear from May to June. Grow in most soils in part shade or sun.
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue' Hardy, spreading herbaceous perennial to 30-45cm, forming dense clumps of finely cut leaves. Lavender blue flowers tinged with pink are produced during summer. Good ground cover for most soils in part shade or sun.
Geranium macrorrhizum Hardy, spreading perennial to 30-45cm, with semi-evergreen aromatic foliage. Clusters of pink or purple flowers are produced in June and July. Excellent weed-smothering ground cover in shade or sun. Especially good in dry shade.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Album' Hardy, spreading perennial to 30-45cm, with semi-evergreen aromatic foliage. Clusters of white flowers with just a hint of pink, are produced in June and July. Excellent weed-smothering ground cover in shade or sun. Especially good in dry shade.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Czakor' Hardy, spreading perennial to 30-45cm, with semi-evergreen aromatic foliage. Clusters of rich magenta flowers are produced in June and |July. Excellent weed-smothering ground cover in shade or sun. Especially good in dry shade.
Geranium macrorrhizum 'Ingwersen's Variety' Hardy, spreading perennial to 30-45cm, with semi-evergreen aromatic foliage. Clusters of soft pink flowers are produced in June and July. Excellent weed-smothering ground cover in sun or shade. Especially good in dry shade.
Geranium maculatum Hardy, upright clump forming perennial to 60cm, with lobed mid green leaves. Lilac-pink flowers appear from May to July. Grows well in moist soil in part and full shade.
Geranium nodosum Hardy, spreading clump forming perennial to 30-50cm, with glossy bright green leaves. Flowers are funnel shaped purplish-pink, and appear from late spring to autumn. Very good ground cover for dry soils in full shade.
Geranium phaeum Hardy, clump forming perennial to 80cm with soft green leaves often with purplish-brown marks. Flowers appear in May and June and may be deep purple to light mauve. Very good plant for moist or dryish soils in shade.
Geranium psilostemon Hardy, upright clump forming perennial to 60-120cm, with mid green leaves crimson tinted in spring and red in autumn. Brilliant magenta flowers are produced during July and August. Grows well in reasonably fertile soil in sun or shade.
Geranium renardii Hardy clump forming perennial to 30cm, with wrinkled grey green leaves. Dense white to pale lavender flowers are produced during the summer. Requires well drained poor soil in part shade or sun.
Geranium 'Spinners' Hardy mound forming perennial to 60cm. Purple flowers are produced in late spring, and if cut back will flower again in autumn. Grow in most soils in dappled shade or sun.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' Hardy, clump forming perennial to 75cm, with mid-green leaves. Large rich violet-blue flowers appear in May and June. A good woodland plant. Needs moist draining soil in part shade or sun.
Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Cambridge' Hardy, spreading perennial to 30cm, with aromatic glossy leaves that form evergreen compact mats. Pinkish-mauve flowers are produced in June and July. Grow in most soils in shade or sun.
Geranium x magnificum Hardy, vigorous clump forming perennial to 60cm, with mid-green leaves that colour well in autumn. Rich violet-blue flowers are produced in July. Grow in moisture retentive soil in part shade or sun.
Geranium x monacense Hardy, clump forming perennial to 45cm, with leaves often marked brown at lobe bases. Purplish-red flowers appear in May and June. A good plant for dry shade.
Geranium x oxonianum 'Claridge Druce' Hardy, vigorous clump forming perennial to 45-75cm, with greyish-green leaves. Dark veined rosy pink flowers are produced from May to September. Grow in any soil in shade or sun. Forms good ground cover.
Geranium x oxonianum f. thurstonianum Hardy, generally evergreen perennial to 40cm, with divided dark green leaves. Flowers which appear from May to September, have deep reddish-purple narrow strap-like petals. Grows well in most soils in shade or sun. Forms good ground cover in shade.
Geranium x riversleaianum ' Mavis Simpson' Hardy, trailing perennial with deeply divided grey-green leaves. Flowers appear in summer and are clear light pink with paler centres. Grow in any soil in sun, but will tolerate part shade. Forms good ground cover.
Geum 'Beech house Apricot' Hardy, clump forming perennial to 15-20cm, with mid to dark green leaves. Large, single, apricot coloured flowers are produced from spring to early summer. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in part shade or sun
Geum rivale Hardy, upright herbaceous perennial to 30cm, with pinnate basal leaves. Pendant, bell shaped dusky-pink to dark orange red flowers are produced from May to July. Grow in moist leafy soil in part shade or sun.
Geum rivale 'Album' Hardy, clump forming perennial to 45cm, with soft green leaves. White flowers appear during July and August. Grow in fertile, leafy soil in part shade or sun with protection from winter wet.
Gymnocarpium dryopteris 'Plumosum' Hardy, deciduous, slowly spreading fern to 20cm. Young pale green fronds mature to a dark vivid rich green. Grow in neutral to acid, moist leafy soil in deep shade.
Helleborus orientalis subsp. guttatus Hardy perennial to 45cm, with over-wintering deep green leaves. Creamy white flowers variably spotted maroon within, are produced from midwinter to mid spring. Grow in heavy neutral soil in dappled shade.
Helleborus x sternii Blackthorn Group Hardy, clump forming perennial to 30-35cm, with purple stems and grey green leaves. Purplish or pink-stained green flowers are produced from late winter to early spring. Grow in neutral soil in dappled shade or full sun.
Hemerocallis thunbergii Hardy, clump forming perennial to 1.1m, with semi-evergreen narrow leaves. In late summer bears star-shaped, fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers. Grow in fertile, moist draining soil in light shade or sun.
Heuchera 'Van Gogh' Hardy, semi-evergreen clump forming perennial to 40cm, with lobed green leaves suffused silver. Cream flowers appear in late spring. Grow in moist, fertile but well drained soil in full to part shade or sun.
Hosta 'Fire and Ice' Hardy, spreading medium hosta. Leaves white with variable dark green margins. Lilac flowers on 60cm stems appear in summer. Grow in fertile, moist but draining soil preferably in shade. Shelter from cold drying winds.
Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' Hardy small hosta with chalky-blue foliage. Leafy flowering stems reach 45cm and carry near white, lightly perfumed flowers in late summer. Grow in fertile, moist but draining soil preferably in shade. Shelter from cold drying winds.
Hosta 'Pilgrim' Hardy, compact medium hosta. Leaves light green with creamy white border. Light lavender flowers on 50cm stems appear in mid summer. Grow in fertile, moist but draining soil preferably in shade. Shelter from cold drying winds.
Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' Hardy, spreading herbaceous perennial to 15-30cm. Leaves variegated with shades of green, pale yellow and red. Small yellow-green flowers appear in spring or summer. Grow in moderately fertile, humus rich, draining soil in shade or sun. May be invasive in moist soils. Good ground cover.
Houttuynia cordata 'Flore Pleno' Hardy, rapidly spreading herbaceous perennial to 15-30cm with heart shaped green leaves. Small yellow-green flowers surrounded by pure white bracts appear in May or June. Grow in moderately fertile, humus rich, draining soil in shade or sun. May be invasive in moist soils. Good ground cover.
Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris Hardy, deciduous, woody climber up to 15m, with dark green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Domed clusters of white flowers are produced in summer. Grow in moist but well drained, moderately fertile humus rich soil preferably in shade. Good self-clinging plant for north facing wall, but protect from drying cold winds.
Hydrangea paniculata 'Unique' Hardy, deciduous spreading to upright shrub to 3-7m, with toothed mid to dark green leaves. Large white sterile flowers, that turn pinkish with age, appear in heads up to 20cm across during August and September. Grow in moist but well drained moderately fertile humus rich soil preferably in shade. Protect from cold drying winds.
Inula hookeri Hardy, clump forming perennial to 60-75cm, with hairy mid-green leaves. Yellow daisy-like flowers appear from August to October. Grow in deep, fertile, moist draining soil in part shade.
Iris chrysographes Hardy, rhizomatous perennial to 45cm, with flat linear grey-green leaves. Dark red-violet, fragrant flowers appear in early summer. Grow in well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Iris douglasiana Hardy, vigorous, rhizomatous perennial to 65cm, with generally evergreen, stiff, glossy dark green leaves that may be red at the bases. Variably coloured flowers from red-purple to white appear in May and June. Grow in well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Iris forrestii Hardy, rhizomatous perennial to 40cm with linear, glossy mid-green leaves. Clear yellow, scented flowers with brown lines on the falls are produced in June. Grow in well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Iris graminea Hardy, rhizomatous perennial to 40cm, with flat linear bright green leaves. Purple-violet flowers with a fruity fragrance appear in May and June. Grow in well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Iris Siberian Hybrids Hardy, rhizomatous variable perennial to 50-90cm. Flowers, in a range of colours from blue to yellow, appear in June. Grow in well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Jasminum officinale Frost hardy, twining, woody deciduous climber to 12m. Clusters of very fragrant white flowers appear from summer to early autumn. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Jasminum officinale 'Inverleith' Frost hardy, twining woody deciduous climber to 12m. Clusters of very fragrant white flowers from red buds appear from summer to early autumn. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in part shade or sun.
Juncus decipiens 'Curly-wurly' Hardy, semi-evergreen perennial to 20cm. Shiny, dark, greatly twisted and coiled stems give a corkscrew effect. Grow in permanently moist garden soil in part shade or sun. Suitable for bog gardens or moist borders.
Kirengeshoma palmate Hardy, clump forming perennial to 60-120cm, with lobed pale green leaves. Pale yellow, broadly tubular flowers appear in August and September. Grow in moist, humus rich, lime-free soil in part shade with shelter from cold winds. A choice woodland plant.
Kniphofia rooperi Hardy, robust evergreen perennial to 1.2m, with linear, arching, broad, deep green leaves. Broad compact heads of orange-red flowers appear in September to November. Grow in deep fertile, humus rich, moist but draining soil in part shade or full sun.
Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco' Hardy, evergreen perennial to 1m, with linear mid-green leaves. Flowers in various shades of orange to lemon appear in September and October. Grow in deep, fertile, humus rich, moist but well drained soil in part shade or sun.
Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Pink Cloud' Hardy, graceful deciduous shrub to 3m. Arching stems with dark green leaves bear many bright, deep pink flowers in May and June. Grow in fertile well-drained soil in full sun, but will tolerate part shade.