I cannot tell you the joy I feel each year when the majestic Shuttlecock Ferns start to unfurl in the dark recess of the shady, boggy border!
What do you call a Foxglove?
Foxgloves are one of those fabulous plants which look great in the garden, work in difficult shady areas to provide colour and are vital in providing nectar-rich towers of food for long-tongued bees.
Try a Primula Japonica in a Moist, Shady Border
Ideal for moist shady borders, the Primula Japonica, grows to about 45cm tall and bears beautiful, bright, crimson-like flowers on tall, upright stems above a large, basal rosette of light green, lettuce-like, crinkly leaves.
Brunnera Macrophylla for a Shady Spot
If you've got a shady spot that's a bit damp, plant a Brunnera, it's the kind of conditions they enjoy!