April

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.


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").
£4.50




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
£4.50




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
£9.99




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
£4.50




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
£4.99




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).
£4.99




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
£5.50




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
£5.00




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
£5.00




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
£11.99




Hazel

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
£5.00




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
£5.50




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
£4.99




Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' Perennial Wallflower

Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve'

Perennial wallflower with purple flowers for most of the year, only stopping in very cold months. For well drained, neutral-alkaline soil in full sun. Loved by bees and butterflies. 75 cms (2½ ...... more
£4.50




Erysimum 'Variegated Peach' Perennial Wallflower

Erysimum 'Variegated Peach'

Variegated perennial Wallflower with scented mauve flowers ageing to pink in early summer. For well drained, neutral-alkaline soil in full sun. Trim lightly after flowering. Loved by bees and ...... more
£4.50





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