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This page may help you if you're looking for plants for a particular spot in your garden with different sections for shade, damp soil etc.

If you also want to know what plants to grow to attract a certain type of wildlife, please look at our Planting for Wildlife Page.

Clicking on any plant's link will take you to that entry in our shop. 

 

Full Sun

Bee on big yellow sunflower

These are the real sun-lovers but unless your garden is on a south-facing slope, they're not all going to get full sun all day. If they receive about 6 hours of direct sun per day in the middle of summer, they'll be happy. 

 

Sun loving plants that will tolerate most soil types

Corn Marigold

Dill

 

Sun loving plants that prefer well-drained soil

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Californian Poppy

Chicory

Common Toadflax

Corn Chamomile

Corncockle

Cornflower Polka Dot

Cornflower 

Cosmos Sensation

Dyer's Chamomile

Fennel

Greek Oregano

Gypsophila

Hyssop

Lavatera

Phacelia

Pot Marjoram

Thyme

Viper's Bugloss

White Clover

 

Sun loving plants that prefer moist but well-drained soil

Clary Sage

Red Clover

Sunflower

Woad

Yellow Rattle

 

Sun loving plants that prefer moist soil

Chives

Garlic Chives

Limnanthes

Purple Loosestrife

 

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Full Sun or Partial Shade

Ox-eye daisy flowers

These are the really easy going plants. They'll cope with full sun or shade for part of the day. About 3 hours of direct sunshine a day in the middle of summer should keep them smiling. 

 

Plants that will tolerate  most soil types

Lemon Balm

Selfheal

Teasel

Wild Pansy

 

Plants that prefer moist soil

Comfrey

Hemp Agrimony

Honesty

Ragged Robin

Salad Burnet

Tansy

 

Plants that prefer moist but well-drained soil

Columbine

Foxglove

Greater Knapweed

Lovage

 

Plants that prefer well-drained soil

Betony

Borage

Crimson-flowered Flax

Field Scabious

Great Mullein

Lady's Bedstraw

Musk Mallow

Nasturtium

Nigella

Ox-eye Daisy

Pot Marigold

Red Field Poppy

Red Valerian

White Campion

 

 

Shade

Red Campion flowers

These are woodland plants so will cope with the sort of shade you find under deciduous trees. They do need some moisture however and may struggle under evergreens.

 


Plants for very damp soil

Purple loosestrife flowers

These are plants that in the wild, will cope with wetland or pond edge conditions.


Plants for Clay Soils

Meadowsweet flowers

These plants will tolerate clay soil

Meadowsweet **

Lady's Bedstraw

Field Scabious

Ox-eye Daisy

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Selfheal