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

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).

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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


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

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

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' Milkweed, Spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Evergreen perennial with deep purple leaves and loose sprays of yellow-green flowers in late spring-early summer. For moist, well drained soil in sun/ part shade. CAUTION, SAP CAN BE AN IRRITANT. 75 ...... more

Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' Mediterranean Spurge

Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

Evergreen, shrubby perennial with rounded heads of tiny flowers encased by large greenish yellow bracts from March-June. The attractively variegated leaves are grey-blue with a distinct white margin, ...... more

These plants should be in stock soon
Date Expected
Acorus gramineus 'Hakuro-nishiki' 31/05/2015
Clematis diversifolia 'Hendersonii' 30/05/2015
Carex comans 'Frosted Curls' 01/05/2015
Athyrium 'Ocean's Fury' 30/04/2015
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