Perennial and tropical plants that I would not quite call hardy. Many may survive outside given a warm area of the country but for most these are best kept under cover over winter.
Foxtail Agave 20 seeds ■☻
Harvards Century Plant 10 seeds ■☻җ
Giant Whale's Tongue Century Plant 10 seeds ■☻җ җ
Medicinal Aloe 10 seeds ■☻җ
The Aloe vera plant has been used for medicinal and beauty purposes for thousands of years. It is believed that it was one of the secrets of Cleopatra for keeping her skin soft. In the ancient Greek, aloe vera was used in many therapeutic remedies.
Aloe vera was popularised in the 18th and 19th century primarily as a laxative and today it is used to keep skin beautiful and to heal burns, sunburn, ulcerations, frostbite, radiation injuries, psoriasis, cuts, insect stings, poison ivy and other dermatologic problems. Easy to grow indoors but do not over water and also hardy enough to withstand light frosts.
Canary Bell Flower 10 seeds ■☻
Canarina canariensis is a rare member of the Campanula family from the Canary Islands. This tuberous plant makes glossy, orangey-red striped blossoms throughout winter given a frost free location. Best at temperatures below 25°C in the summer when it becomes dormant to help protect against drought conditions with underground tubers like a dahlia.
In late summer, long, scrambling shoots appear, with arrow-shaped, jagged-edged leaves. The 5' to 9' long shoots meander up through other plants or along the ground. The striking, 2" bell-shaped flowers appear in late fall or winter. The foliage then dies down to the tubers in the spring, until growth resumes in the autumn. Useful for winter flowering in a cool semi shaded conservatory when it can be pot grown and trained up a trellis.
New for 2018!
Red Indian Shot 5 seeds ■☻җ
New for 2019!
Mixed Cannova F2 Indian Shot 12 seeds ■☻җ
The Cannova F1 series has proved to be an excellent dwarf Canna from seed producing a strong clumping habit with continuous flower production. Although in our trials these were grown from seed in February they flowered before most of our Cannas grown from established root stock. The down side is the cost of the seeds so we are offering a mixed packet of seeds taken from the Cannova range as an F2 hybrid. Cannas do not normally grow true from seed so these will vary in colour. The seed has been harvested from Cannova Red/bronze, Red shades, Yellow, Pink, Orange and Mango. The seeds seem good with germination and came semi true to the parent. For example 10 seeds of the red/bronze produced 5 green leaf plants and 5 bronze. Has to be worth a try at a much lower price.
Light Pink Indian Shot 5 seeds ■☻җ
Orange Indian Shot 5 seeds ■☻җ
Red Shades Green Leafed Indian Shot 5 seeds ■☻җ
Rose Pink Indian Shot 5 seeds ■☻җ
Mixed Indian Shot 10 seeds ■☻җ
A mixed packet of 10 seeds from the full range but we cannot gurantee them to include all colours.
This new scarlet flower on deep red/bronze foliage of Canna Tropicana is a real stunner! The leaves are almost as uniform and deep red as Australia and the flower, a deep scarlet contrasts spectacularly with the foliage. A new member of this superb strain of seed raised Cannas. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.
Swamp Hibiscus 10 seeds ■☻җ җ ♥
White Swamp Hibiscus or Texas Star 10 seeds ■☻җ җ ♥
"Yellow Cape Fuchsia" 10 seeds ■☻җ җ
"Cape Fuchsia" 10 seeds ■☻җ җ
New Low Price!
September Bush 10 seeds ■☻
Blue Angel 20 seeds ■☻җ җ
A hybrid species mix of alata, flava, leucophylla and purpurea
Syn Cassia corymbosa or Buttercup Bush 10 seeds ■☻җ
Germination -- Easy ■ Moderate ■ and Challenging ■
Backlog for Fresh Seed ♦ Flavour ♪
Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ
Needs Shady Position ☻ Sunny Position ☻ Water Loving ♥