Plants which flower in April in the UK. The list below may contain both hardy and tender plants. The exact flowering times are subject to local weather and climatic conditions and may vary from year to year.

Acacia mucronata Variable Sallow Wattle

Acacia mucronata

Evergreen shrub/ tree with very narrow leaves and many creamy flowers in spring. For a sheltered spot in fertile, well drained, neutral to acidic soil in full sun. Or grow in a conservatory. Minimum ...... more

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop'

Stunning ground cover plant with very dark, scalloped glossy leaves and dense spikes of dark blue flowers from April-June. Grow in fertile, well drained soil in part/ full shade. 20 cms (7").

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda' Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Valfredda'

(Syn. Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'.) Attractive cultivar with small, narrow purple leaves to 1 inch long and spikes of blue flowers from April-June. Use as ground cover in shade/ part shade in any soil ...... more

Akebia quinnata Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinnata

A pretty climber with delicate leaves and fragrant red-purple flowers in spring sometimes followed by purple fruits. Quick growing and vigouous. Any well drained soil in sun or part shade. Pruning: ...... more

Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

Anemone nemorosa 'Robinsoniana'

Cultivar of the native species with very pretty lavender-blue flowers from March-April. Good for naturalising under deciduous trees/ shrubs. Prefers Humus-rich (leafy) soil. 15 cms (6"). AGM.

Aquilegia 'Kristall' Columbine

Aquilegia 'Kristall'

A beautifull perennial with large, pure white flowers with long spurs from May-June. Strong growing. Good for cut flowers and attracting Bees. Grow in moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade. ...... more

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Bergenia 'Bressingham White'

Valuable for ground cover, this evergreen perennial has large leathery deep green leaves and short stems of delicately, scented tubular white flowers April-May. Grow in humus-rich, moist, well ...... more

Bergenia ciliata Elephant's Ears

Bergenia ciliata

Perennial with fleshy hairy leaves and spikes of pale pink-white flowers in early spring. For a sheltered site in rich, moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade. 30 cms (1 foot).

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

A must-have perennial for a shady garden where foliage interest is so important. Striking, silvery leaves and forget-me-not-like blue flowers from April-May. Grow in humus-rich, moist, well drained ...... more

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Buxus sempervirens Box

Buxus sempervirens

Very slow growing, evergreen shrub commonly used for dwarf hedges. Trim to shape during spring-summer, when needed. For fertile, well drained soil in sun/shade. For hedging, plant 4-6 inches apart. ...... more

Carpinus betulus Hornbeam

Carpinus betulus

Our native Hornbeam has green oval leaves which turn yellow in autumn and are retained though the winter. Green catkins appear from late spring to autumn. Will tolerate shade and heavy moist soils ...... more

Choisya 'Goldfingers' Mexican orange

Choisya 'Goldfingers'

Neat, rounded evergreen shrub with narrow yellow leaves and scented white flowers late spring. Sometimes produces another flush later in the year. Needs shelter from cold winds. Can be hard pruned in ...... more


Corylus avellana

Native shrub/ tree with yellow male catkins in early spring and edible nuts in autumn. Can be grown on it's own/ part of a hedge. Good for attracting wildlife. Does well on chalky/ sandy soil. Can be ...... more

Epimedium perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten' Bishop's Hat, Barrenwort

Epimedium perralchicum 'Fröhnleiten'

Spreading evergreen perennial, with masses of dainty yellow flowers in spring, over colourful foliage. Ideal for underplanting trees and shrubs. Remove the previous years leaves in March to improve ...... more

Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum' Bishop's Hat, Barrenwort

Epimedium x youngianum 'Roseum'

Spreading perennial, with masses of dainty pink flowers in spring, over green-brown foliage. Ideal for underplanting trees and shrubs. Remove the previous years leaves in March to improve the ...... more

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Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' 31/03/2015
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Molinia caerulea sp. caerulea 'Moorhexe' 31/03/2015
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