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Herbaceous Foliage


Foliage plants add texture and contrast to your garden borders, providing a break from frothy flowers, or acting as a backdrop to enhance the flowering display. Herbaceous plants die back for the winter and become dormant, before resuming growth in the spring. Our great value range of herbaceous foliage is available in a wide range of colours and patterns, ideal for shady or sunny borders, or planted on their own in patio containers. For tips and advice see our guide to growing perennial plants and view our informative video.

Herbaceous Foliage Plants
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Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

The Australian Tree Fern makes an extraordinary sight! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5’) unfurl from the crown in a truly magnificent display that adds drama to damp, shaded areas of the garden. Native to Australia, Dicksonia antarctica is hardy to around -5°C (23°F) and thrives in the relatively mild, wet climate of the UK. This slow growing RHS AGM species forms only 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly exciting addition to a sheltered garden and perfect for woodland areas and exotic borders. Supplied in 2 litre pot or as a 90cm (3ft) trunk. Height and spread: 4m (13’).
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    • 1 tree fern plant in 2 litre pot

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    • £19.99
    • 1 tree fern with 15cm trunk

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    • £39.99
    • 2 tree fern plants in 2 litre pots

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    • 2 tree ferns with 15cm trunk

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Fern 'Fantastic Collection'

Athyrium

Ferns will add form and architectural structure to any shaded area of the garden with their unfurling fronds. This ‘Fantastic Collection’ combines four hardy varieties of Athyrium that will add interest to your garden with their differing shades. These plants are also available as individual plants. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24"). Supplied as plug plants.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Athyrium ‘Ghost’ - Soft, grey-green foliage creates beautiful forms as its fronds unfurl into fresh, new growth.
  • Athyrium 'Ursula's Red' - Dark red stems and foliage that merges from black to green and white.
  • Athyrium ‘Lady in Red’ - Striking red stems and green foliage create interest for all who see it.
  • Athyrium 'Vidalii' - Deeply contrasting foliage of bright, citrus-green combined with dark cerise stems.
Supplied in 9cm pots.

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    • 4 fern plants in 9cm pots - 1 of each variety

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Heuchera 'Super-Six Collection'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Treasured for their stunning foliage, these Heucheras are some of the most vibrant we've seen yet! Including pinks, oranges, greens and purples these lively semi-evergreen perennials will ignite your garden all year round. From May to July these varieties all produce sprays of dainty flowers on tall wiry stems, which are particularly attractive to bees. Grow Heuchera 'Super-Six Collection' in containers, borders or planted in drifts as ground cover. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as plug plants.


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst' - Dramatic purple leaves with silver accents and red undersides, with sprays of white flowers.
  • Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' - Vibrant raspberry-pink leaves mature to a fruity purple-pink with attractive veins, and sprays of cream flowers.
  • Heuchera 'Cherry Cola' - Vibrant red-brown leaves are topped with dense sprays of cherry-red flowers on slender stems.
  • Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' - Intense lime green, ruffled foliage with sprays of white flowers.
  • Heuchera 'Peach Flambe' - Startling peachy orange foliage, becoming softer in summer and taking on plum tones throughout winter. White flowers.
  • Heuchera 'Hollywood' - Dark foliage with metallic veining, above which sprays of deep rose flowers are produced on tall wiry stems.

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 heuchera plug plants - 2 of each variety

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Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Dramatic purple leaves with silver accents and red undersides form neat clumps from which rise dainty sprays of white flowers on tall wiry stems. Prized for their outstanding foliage, these charming semi-evergreen perennials are superb for containers, the front of borders, or planted in bold drifts as ground cover. The early summer flowers of Heuchera 'Amethyst Myst' are also excellent for cutting and attract bees. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as plug plants

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

If you like Dicksonia tree ferns but find them too large or expensive, why not try this new alternative? This dwarf Brazilian tree fern has only recently been introduced to the UK and is sure to be the next big thing for the home gardener. The compact plants are ideal for patio pots and thrive in low light, so they're great for giving an exotic touch to your garden. Young fronds unfurl in a bronze shade, turning shiny green as they open and and reach up to 70cm (28") tall. This fern will gradually form a small trunk, reaching around 30cm tall in 10 years. Although tropical in origin, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to grow in most areas of the UK gardens, tolerating temperatures as low as -5C (23F) but will it will appreciate a sheltered spot and some protection in winter. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 blechnum plant in 9cm pot

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    • £14.99
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Hosta 'White Feather'

Plantain Lily

A very unusual variety! Emerging leaves appear almost totally white, slowly developing green streaks until the whole leaf turns green. Spikes of lavender flowers tower over the lush foliage from mid summer. Unlike other varieties, White Feather tolerates a sunny position making an attractive border or container plant. Also excellent as ground cover in woodland gardens or on the outskirts of ponds and boggy areas. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as size one bareroot plants.

Culinary information: The best part to use is the hoston, the rolled up leaf as it emerges in the spring. Cooking depends on the size of the hostons, small ones can be fried for a few minutes, going well in stir fries. Thicker ones are better boiled and used as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 4 bare root hosta plants

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Shuttlecock Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern

A hardy deciduous fern producing elegant lime green fronds which unfurl gracefully in spring, giving the plant a shuttlecock-like appearance. Easy to grow and awarded an RHS AGM, the shuttlecock fern makes a fabulous architectural addition to borders, woodland gardens and the edges of ponds. Growing best in moist shady areas, this large fern, also known as the ostrich fern, is superb for tricky damp areas of the garden and is incredibly low-maintenance. Slowly spreading by underground rhizomes, Matteuccia struthiopteris is also a good groundcover plant. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: 1m (3'). Supplied in a 9cm pot.
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Heuchera 'Hollywood'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Heuchera 'Hollywood' forms striking mounds of dark foliage with metallic veining, above which sprays of deep rose flowers are produced on tall wiry stems. This semi-evergreen perennial looks fantastic planted at the front of borders, in drifts as ground cover or in patio containers where the showy foliage can be admired up close. Heuchera flowers are also attractive to bees. Supplied as plug plants. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99

Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

A truly amazing Heuchera! Vibrant raspberry-pink leaves mature to a fruity purple-pink with attractive veins. From late spring, dainty sprays of cream flowers are borne on tall wiry stems, which are particularly attractive to bees. This lively semi-evergreen perennial looks sensational in patio containers, the front of borders, or planted in bold drifts as ground cover. Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' flowers can also be cut for a vase indoors. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as plug plants.

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99

Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Add some fizz to your garden with Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'! From May to July, clumps of vibrant red-brown leaves are topped with dense sprays of cherry-red flowers on slender stems. Prized for their outstanding foliage, these charming semi-evergreen perennials are superb for containers, the front of borders, or planted in bold drifts as ground cover. Heuchera flowers are also excellent for cutting and are attractive to bees. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Supplied as plug plants.

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99

Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

Intense lime green, ruffled foliage contrasts beautifully with the darker coloured varieties of Heuchera. This spectacular semi-evergreen perennial is a showy addition to containers and borders, or planted in drifts as ground cover. Heuchera 'Lime Marmalade' also produces sprays of dainty white flowers on tall wiry stems which are particularly attractive to bees. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Supplied as plug plants.

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99

Heuchera 'Peach Flambe'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

The startling peachy orange foliage of this eye-catching variety simply glows. As summer progresses the leaves become a softer peach, taking on plum tones throughout winter. Heucheras are prized for their foliage, but this charming semi-evergreen perennial also produce sprays of dainty white flowers on tall wiry stems which are particularly attractive to bees. Grow Heuchera 'Peach Flambe' in containers and borders, or planted in bold drifts as ground cover. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Supplied as plug plants.

Culinary information: The leaves can be tossed in with other greens for a mixed salad, typically too bitter to eat on their own, they will add a tangy kick to an otherwise bland salad. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 2 heuchera plug plants

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    • £9.99