clitoriadouble

New Flower Seeds

New Flower Seed for 2019

As part of our customer service we are always looking for exciting or unusual new seeds on a regular basis, all of these  are consolidated into our website as they become available but we like to highlight them in this section. Although these new seeds appear within each category, the following is a growing and working list of all new items for the coming season.

 

This section will be regularly updated as new seeds come in.

Agapanthus umbellatus

JS3954
!

New for 2019!

Hardy Nile Lily 10 seeds җ җ 

Agapanthus Umbellatus has strong stems to 4 ft tall with large spherical heads crammed with rich cobalt-blue flowers. They are a beautiful sight to behold in full flower in Summer and have become particular favourites for larger pots.. They have handsome dark green, broad strap-like evergreen leaves but their evergreen nature makes them slightly less robust in cold Winters and in pots. Best brought under cover (no heat is required, just hard frost protection).in colder areas Flowers June-August.

Akebia trifoliata

JS3942
!

New for 2019!

Three leaf Akebia  10 seeds җ җ

Akebia trifoliata is a hardy rampant semi evergreen climber to 12m bearing racemes of fragrant bright purple flowers followed by sausage shaped edible fruits. Plant origin China and Japan. Needs little pruning if given space.

Annual Cut Flower Mix

JS3970
!

New for 2019!

Annual Tall Cut Flower Mix for sowing outside late May to early June.  Aprx 5gms 

A beautiful quantity mix of taller annual varieties ideal for cutting. Used by some local authorities for 'help yourself' beds, also great for pick-your-own. Throw to Sow instructions directly outside on a prepared and weeded seed bed from April to June. Please note: Seeds mixed together not in seperate packets by variety.

Annual Cutting Flower Collection A

JS3971
!

New for 2109!

For direct sowing in the gardenlate May to early June and individually packaged by variety

A mixed packet of each of the following, individually packed and labelled with sowing instructions :-

  • Poppy Danebrog
  • Pot Marigold
  • Escholtzia
  • Gypsophila
  • Nigella
  • Nicotiana

Annual Cutting Flower Collection B

JS3972
!

New for 2019!

For direct sowing in the gardenlate May to early June and individually packaged by variety

A mixed packet of each of the following, individually packed and labelled with sowing instructions :-
  • Clary
  • Scabiosa Double
  • Larkspur
  • Cornflower Double
  • Annual Chrysanthemum
  • Xeranthemum

Bauhinia bidentata

JS3982
!

New for 2019!

Climbing Bauhinea 5 large seeds

This rare climbing Bauhinia (Bauhinia bidentata) has dazzling orange-to-yellow flowers on a woody strong growing vine and blooms freely from late winter until late fall in warm conditions. Might be good for a warm conservatory but a must have for sub tropical and tropical climes.

Callistemon viminalis "Captain Cook"

JS3944
!

New for 2019!

Dwarf Weeping Bottle Brush Pkt җ

Viminalis is a cultivated weeping form of Bottle Brush but also reasonably hardy for milder areas. The seed is small but not difficult to grow and you should have a flowering plant in the second year if sown early. Captain Cook only grows to 1.5m making an excellent pot plant for an unheated conservatory if not planted out..

Canna Cannova Orange Shades

JS3851
!

New for 2019!

Orange Indian Shot  5 seeds җ

Stunning new hybrid Canna Lilies for growing in pots or bedding out they have been bred for early flowering, ease of germination and tolerant of our summer climate. We offer the most popular colours, golden yellow, a mango light pink, a stunning two tone orange, an award winning red/bronze leafed red variety, green leafed red shades and rose pink.. For enthusiasts we also offer a mixed selection that includes two other green leafed colours, bronze orange and pale yellow. Normal Canna clumping habit to 75cm tall. Cannova's are slightly taller than the tropical range with larger flowers.

Canna jaegeriana

JS3952
!

New for 2019!

Species Indian Shot 10 seeds җ

A species Canna with small fairly insignificant orange flowers but followed by quite large attractive fluffy seed pods

Carica papaya Honeydew

JS3935
!

New for 2019!

Paw Paw Fruit  20 seeds 

This giant variety of Papaya to 20ft is popular in India and very fast growing, bearing flowers and then fruit within a year of planting. The ripe fruit is usually eaten raw and the unripe green fruit cooked in curries and stews.

Caryota obtusa

JS3977
!

New for 2019!

Giant Himalayan Fish Tail Palm   6 large seeds  җ

Caryota obtusa is a giant form of Fishtail Palm found in Northern India at 3000ft. It becomes a massive palm and only planted for ornamental purposes as late as the 1990's. Very fast growing and easily raised from seed. It may tolerate a few degrees of frost once established but best suited for frost free sub tropical regions. A mature plant may have a trunk diameter of 2 to 3 ft and up to 80ft tall! Might be worth a try as a stunning pot plant for a few years before it gets too large.

Cuphea llavea Siracha Mixed

JS3933
!

New for 2019!

Bat Faced Cuphea 10 seeds

This Bat-faced Cuphea offers large, wide-open rosy red. pink and violet blooms from late spring all the way into fall, lasting right through any hot dry summers with ease. Excellent branching and compact habit, Sriracha Cuphea reach about 24 to 30 inches high and wide. Sriracha's blooms have a papery consistency that may remind you of Bougainvillea or Oriental Poppies. This gives them a delicate look, but in fact they are unstoppable, continuing to arise freely throughout summer and into autumn in most climates. Best grown as an annual and good for pots or bedding in a sunny location.

Cupressus sempervirens Stricta

JS3939
!

New for 2019!

Italian Cypress Tree 10 seeds җ җ 

A fantastic architectural tree if you look after them properly. To keep the classic pencil shape they do need regular pruning especially when young removing any straggling growth. Mostly hardy but extreme cold may damage young plants and the do prefer a well drained soil. Fairly easy from seed.

Dahlia Pompone Mixed (PomPom)

JS3930
!

New for 2019!

PomPom Bedding Dahlia Aprx 50 seeds җ

Double Pompone produces particularly attractive ball shaped flowers in double form, which are very uniform in shape. The blooms are in bright solid colours in a wide band of shades.The plant will reach an approximate height of 90-120cm.

Digitalis Peach

JS3981
!

New for 2019!

Peach Foxglove Aprx 25 seeds җ җ

Digitalis Dalmatian Peach comes into flower early about 18 weeks from sowing. As a fully first year-flowering perennial this plant produces strong good-quality flower spikes. The soft apricot blooms produce a stunning effect. This Foxglove makes a great border plant adding some height and structure. The seeds are pelleted to make sowing easy. 40-50cm.

Gourd Bushel

JS3949
!

New for 2019!

Mammoth Gourd 10 seeds

Why not try something different and grow this enormous gourd which can attain 4ft round and up to 50kg in weight. Like other gourds it can be dried and hollowed out for decorative purposes or used as a large bowl if cut in half.

Helianthus Harlequin

JS3975
!

New for 2019!

Cutting Sunflower 10 seeds

Sunfower Harlequin Mixed is a very striking, branching variety with large, bicoloured flowers in rich shades of yellow, orange, brown and rose-pink, the latter being very unusual colour in sunflowers.  A pollen free variety suitable for cutting growing to 4ft with 6" heads.Like most Sunflowers the seeds are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a quick snack.

Helianthus Red Sun

JS3959
!
New for 2019!

Red Sunflower 20 seeds

Helianthus Red Sun is an easy to grow Sunflower, with its dark red to maroon flowers with dark centres.This variety is brilliant for back of borders and also makes a beautiful cut flower. It will reach an approximate height of 5ft with 4" to 5" flowers.

Holboellia latifolia

JS3941
!
New for 2019!
Suasage Vine 10 seeds  җ җ
A vigorous, evergreen twining climber with dark green leaves. Strongly scented flowers are produced in March, white with sometimes a purple tint and bell-shaped, female flowers borne in clusters.The vine produces edible, purple, sausage-shaped fruit in the autumn. Frost hardy but best grown in sun or part shade and fertile, well-drained soil with some shelter. Ht.5mt.(16ft.)

Ipomoea Scarlet O'Hara

JS3948
!

New for 2019!

Red Morning Glory  20 seeds 

A fabulous red Morning Glory that always draws attention from visitors. Scarlet O'Hara's blooms are a full 4 inches across, deeply coloured crimson and with a velvety texture.  This vine is particularly vigorous and fast-growing with masses of blooms great for covering ugly fencing or up a trellis. Drought-tolerant and easy from seed, it climbs to around 2 metres.

Lavatera arborea

JS3945
!

New for 2019!

Tree Mallow 20 seeds җ җ

Lavatera arborea is an attractive short lived shrub and usually flowers the first year from seed. The woody stems can reach small tree like proportions to 6ft or more.. During summer and autumn clusters of 2" pink to red flowers appear all over the shrub. Plant in a warm sunny position with a well drained soil. Very fast growing attaining 6ft tall and 3ft across in the first year from seed! We find it hardy to about -8C Can be cut back in early spring.

Maclura pomifera

JS3940
!

New for 2019!

Osage Orange 10 seeds җ җ җ

A small North American tree from the Moraceae family with thorny branches bearing strange wrinkly inedible round fruits looking a bit like a citrus fruit. Fully hardy in the UK it is useful as a hedging tree due to its suckering habit. An unusual and interesting wind break?

Marigold Marvel - African

!

New Separate Colours 2019!

African Marigold Marvel Hybrids Aprx 50 seeds

I just love these plants for summer bedding and especially mixed with tropical plants like Canna and Banana plants. The Marigold Marvel range that we have selected to complement your tropical bedding, have the largest most fully double flowers on the market today. In Gold, Orange and Yellow they are botrytis resistant with up to 5" blooms on high performance compact plants 12" to 18" tall. What more do you need? However if vivid Orange and Yellow is not your thing,  try our Sweet Cream selection for pure white blooms.

Nicandra physalodes Maxima

JS3960
!

New for 2019!

Shoo Fly Plant 20 seeds

From Colombia Nicandra physalodes maxima is a fast-growing bushy plant reaching a height of 3ft to 4ft. It has larger lobed leaves than physalodes with larger blue flowers and fruits. Has to be worth a try! The common name refers to the fact that it is regarded as a deterrent to whitefly if mixed among other plants in a greenhouse or outdoor crops. Best grown as an annual

Passiflora tiliifolia

JS3841
!

New for 2019!

Wild Granadilla  5 seeds

A very rare relative of the Sweet Granadilla (P. ligularis) this is a native of the rainforest areas in South America. It has large rounded, orange-yellow fruits with a good flavour. Flowers are an attractive white and purple, with the typically ornate Passiflora shape. An unusual conservatory or heated glasshouse climber.

Phenakospermum guyannense

JS800
!

New for 2019!

South American Travellers Tree (Qty 10 seeds per Pkt) 

 

A rare cousin of the more familiar madagascariensis from madagasca, this plant originates from Northern parts of South America and has the advantage that it does not grow quite as tall but just as fast growing with plenty of heat and feeding. Makes a useful pot plant when small kept in warm conditions, This plant used to be known as Ravenala guyannense

Poppy rhoeas Pandora

JS3976
!

New for 2019!

Poppy Pandora Aprx 500 seeds 

The flowers of this extraordinary field poppy vary in colour from deep burgundy to rose red - and many of the petals are shot through with silvery white. An easy to grow and free-flowering annual, it's a treat for the front of a sunny border, cut flower or wildlife garden.

Solandra maxima

JS2999
!
Chalice Vine 5 seeds
A fast growing very large tropical climber, only suitable for large conservatories, that bears massive yellow flowers the size of dinner plates. An excellent specimen of Solandra maxima can be seen at Wisley in their tropical House. The large yellow cup shaped flower gives the plant its common name Chalice Vine. Seed is very rare to find hence I can only spare 5 seeds per order collected from my own hybrid vine.

Tabebuia argentea

JS3997
!

New for 2020!

Yellow Tabebuia 10 seeds

This is one of the best tropical yellow flowering trees originating in Brazil. It is a showy tropical flowering small tree with a crooked trunk and corky bark. During the summer leafless stage it is covered with a profusion of rich yellow trumpet flowers 5-8 cm long followed by foliage similar looking to Tecoma stans. Some training as a young plant to prevent a lax habit and a good candidate for a conservatory pot plant placed outside in the summer while flowering.

Thunbergia Alata Susie Clear White

JS3918
!

New for 2019!

White Eyed Susan  10 seeds 

An unusual variety of this tender perennial that grows very rapidly covering a trellis easily in a couple of months ort just let it wander. The pure white blossoms without a black eye cover this plant from mid summer until late autumn and always seem to have some flowers in blossom.

Thunbergia Alata Susie White Black Eye

JS3950
!

New for 2019!

White Black Eyed Susan  10 seeds 

An unusual variety of this tender perennial that grows very rapidly covering a trellis easily in a couple of months ort just let it wander. The pure white blossoms with a black eye cover this plant from mid summer until late autumn and always seem to have some flowers in blossom.

Ventilago vimilalis

JS3943
!

New for 2019!

Apple Jack Tree 10 seeds җ

The seedling is a climber which later becomes self-supporting growing to 5 meters tall. Small pale-green flowers appear at the ends of branches. The bark and root of this tree is considered to be one of the most important bush medicines. The bark contains ‘anthraquinone’ derivatives and some of these may be responsible for the anti bacteria properties of this popular bush medicine. The gum can also be eaten from this tree by scraping it off onto a stick and chewed like chewing gum. Not frost hardy so best kept as a cold greenhouse plant or grown in frost free areas.

Verbascum chaixii

JS3983
!

New for 2019!

Mullein Aprx 50 Seeds  җ җ җ 

One of the few truly perennial species of mullein, it has sulphur-yellow blossoms with purple and red filaments, which bloom profusely on long flower stalks in mid and late summer. These are produced above its hairy rosettes of jagged-edged leaves which are semi-evergreen. These plants are well-adapted to cottage gardens, gravel, and rock gardens, or even naturalized areas. This is one of the better behaved Mulleins that may gently self-seed but rarely becomes a nuisance!

Verbascum Phoeniceum Hybrids

JS3984
!

New for 2019!

Mullein Aprx 50 Seeds  җ җ җ 

Relatively unknown by gardeners, the Purple Mullein is a worthwhile perennial, especially for hot sunny sites. Plants form a low, ground-hugging rosette of crinkly green leaves, bearing upright stems or spikes of flowers in a range of soft pastel colours, from white through pink to rose and purple. Stems are tall and excellent for cutting. Although not a long-lived perennial, these usually self-sow. Seedlings are easily moved while small. Most effective when planted in groups towards the middle of the border.

zz

!

Symbol Codes

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