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Other Plants

Unusual Subtropical and Hardy Plants.

(Shipping May to Sept 2018)

Please Note that we will not be offering plants in 2019 so last chance to acquire something different!

Apart from Seeds and some Greenhouse Products, we sometimes also sell a range of tropical plants. We only supply these from late May to September and specialise in Banana Plants, Brugmansia, Gingers and some Conservatory Plants. Please Note: We do not grow huge volumes of plants and we may run out of availability by mid season.

All plants are shipped by courier services and because this is seasonal we CANNOT TAKE MIXED ORDERS of Seeds or Products along with Plant orders.  Please place any Plants as a separate order of Plants only. Any mixed orders with other products will not be accepted. Plant orders are only accepted for UK delivery addresses and surcharge areas may require additional shipping charges.

Abutilon pictum thompsonii

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New for 2018!

Variegated Semi Hardy Bell Flower 1 litre plants

Abutilon pictum thompsonii is one of my favourite Abutilons with golden yellow variegated leaves and Orange lantern like flowers. I have used this plant for tropical bedding over many years as part of yellow themed displays. Over winters easily indoors and when it gets too leggy just cut it back allowing it to regrow.
 

Alstroemeria 'Rock and Roll'

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New for 2018!

Variegated Peruvian Lily 1 litre plant

This highly unusual exotic Alstroemeria has been recently bred in Australia. With amazing variegated foliage and scarlet flowers its a fabulous edition to any exotic garden. It can be grown in either sun or in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is reasonably hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C and has proven hardy in our Oxfordshire garden. Perfect for borders and particularly patios in tubs where it will flower continuously throughout summer. Height: 75cm and Spread: 60cm.

Bilbergia nutans

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Bilbergia nutans or Queen’s Tears 1 litre plants җ
Billbergia nutans makes a good conservatory plant and is also happy as a house plant where it can live on a windowsill for years. It is often listed in magazines as one of the top ten house plants that can tolerate almost total neglect. It is a bromeliad, related to the pineapple requiring a well drained, gritty soil. Water only when really necessary and feed only occasionally. Grown in full sun, the foliage loses some of its lustre but produces copious amounts of exotic pink flower spikes. I have had customers tell me that they will survive quite well outside given a sheltered micro climate,

Bilbergia nutans variegata

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Bilbergia nutans variegata or Variegated Queen’s Tears 1 litre plants җ
Bilbergia nutans variegata is a lovely leaf variegated pink/green/white form of Billbergia nutans that makes a good conservatory plant and is also happy as a houseplant where it can live on a windowsill for years. It is often listed in magazines as one of the top ten houseplants that can tolerate almost total neglect. It is a bromeliad, related to the pineapple requiring a well drained, gritty soil. Water only when really necessary and feed only occasionally. Grown in full sun, the foliage loses some of its lustre but produces copious amounts of exotic pink flower spikes.

Cyphomandra betacea

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Tree Tomato 1 litre plants җ
A quick growing novelty plant from Peru that has good use both for its tomato like edible red fruit that is eaten and tastes a bit like a passion fruit (it just looks like a plum tomato!) It has large downy leaves making it a bold pot plant for terrace decoration or summer bedding. Makes a sparse shrub with terminal 4” racemes of 1” pink highly scented flowers spring to summer. Hardy down to cold levels even withstanding a light frost. Excellent if you have a frost free glass house to house it over winter and I have heard it has proven hardy down in the west country. These plants are cutting grown from mature fruiting trees and are already in flower/bud.

Fatsia 'Spiders Web'

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New for 2018!

Variegated Japanese Aralia 1 litre plants җ җ

A lovely new form of Fatsia mainly grown for its large variegated foliage although clusters of white flowers are also produced in summer. The large 30cm icing dusted foliage is particularly attractive making a wonderful specimen plant for the exotic garden, eventually reaching 2m tall. Prefers some light dappled shade so useful for a dark corner and said to be hardy to -15C but I think some foliage damage would be inevitable at low temperatures without protection.

Tetrapanax papyrifera 'Rex'

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New for 2018!

Rice Paper Plant 1 litre plants

This fabulous plant is a bit like a giant Fatsia japonica. Huge leaves to 3ft across, wonderfully eye catching and one of the most best plants for exotic effect. In all but the mildest and most sheltered gardens the leaves will be damaged by frost in the winter and best cut off in the following spring. It is fast growing maybe 3ft in a year but not suitable for windy or heavy frost prone locations. Suberban locations like a London garden should be ok but in countryside frost likely locations it will require some winter protection. Once established hardy to about -10c but much less as a small plant. Our form offered here is 'Rex' and the best of the clones balancing hardiness and vigour.