Windflower Anemone nemorosa, windflower, is an outstanding shade plant for late summer and fall. The branching stems of poppy like flowers are superb for cutting. It features large, white single blossoms on tall stems.
An exceptional, underrated evergreen climber, making strong growth with richly scented spring flowers (the males are mauve, the females greenish white). Provide a sheltered site in light shade or full sun, and wall wires to support the growth.
Camellia x williamsii is an evergreen shrub or tree with thick leathery leaves. The cupped semi double blooms are spectacular. Flowering begins in late February in a continuous series into May in cool, sunny spring conditions.
Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) is native to woodlands and a shade loving perennial. The name bleeding heart describes the unique flowers, which resemble tiny pink or white hearts with drops of blood at the bottom.