Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll'

lesser periwinkle

A white star in the deep gloaming - with bigger flowers and greener foliage than typical - lovely among ferns and fresh green and other white spring flowers

Val Bourne - Garden Writer

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any but very dry soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to September
  • Flower colour: pure-white
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This prostrate, evergreen plant forms a neat carpet of lance-shaped, dark green leaves - excellent for suppressing weeds in sun or partial shade. The wonderful, pure-white flowers - borne over a long period from April to September - are valuable for lightening dark areas. More compact than other varieties, it's perfect where space is limited.

  • Garden care: To prevent the plant from becoming invasive cut back any unwanted shoots in spring.

Athyrium filix-femina

lady fern

A delicate, graceful fern

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Polygonatum × hybridum

common Solomon's seal (Syn. Polygonatum multiflorum)

Creamy white flowers blue-black berries

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Asarum europaeum

wild ginger

Lustrous foliage for a shady corner

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Hosta 'Francee' (fortunei)

plantain lily

Olive-green leaves with smart white margins

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