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Plant Sales - UK ONLY.

 

We will continue to have a few plants for sales again in 2021 for interested customers. Ordering ability will be available soon. The following is what we hope to have available in limited quantities with more to add as soon as propagated,

Plants will be available when ready from our own propagation during June to August. We do not grow huge volumes of plants and we will run out of availability quickly. Although we often take orders earlier in the year the plants will not be ready until late spring/summer. WE CONTACT ALL CUSTOMERS BEFORE SHIPPING!

All plants are shipped by courier services and because this is seasonal we CANNOT ACCEPT PLANT ORDERS MIXED with SEEDS or PRODUCTS.  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.

 

Allamanda cathartica

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Allamanda cathartica or Golden Trumpet Vine 1 litre plants

Allamanda cathartica is a classic climber from tropical regions not at all cold hardy and you will need a very warm heated environment to keep this wonderful climber. We also have a purple flowered form and an apricot/purple flower but they are reluctant to propagate easily.

Arundo donax versicolor

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Arundo donax versicola is a stunning tropical member of the grass family  with thick stems and lovely variegation. Not quite so cold hardy or as tall (6ft) as the plain green form maybe to -12°C if the roots are covered over in winter with 6" deep compost uncovered again in the spring. Two large stock plants left outside for the last 5 years have survived quite happily this way.

Brugmansia Sanguinea

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Brugmansia - Red Angel's Trumpet  1 litre plants

A stunning small 4ft to 12ft shrubby species Brugmansia from Peru and the Andes with 7" soft leaves and up to 1ft long NON scented flowers that are shaded from yellow to bright orange at the mouth. It likes cool conditions and therefore ideally suited to planting outdoors during our relatively cool summers or flowering under glass autumn through to spring. Brugmansia Sanguinea  will not flower if the temperature consistently goes above 21C.

Caladium White Christmas

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Angels Wings 1 litre plant
This spectacular Caladium has a tall upright habit with striking paper white, green veined leaves on strong stems - some sun tolerance but best in semi shade to avoid burning. Caladiums need warm humid conditions to do well so if you can simulate a Florida climate they respond spectacularly. Rhizomes die back in winter but can be kept semi dry in warmth. I grow mine on a warm polytunel then bring then in as a house plant for a few weeks.

Carica Papaya Red Lady F1

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Paw Paw Dwarf Red Lady F1 1 litre plants
Papaya Red Lady is a self pollinating dwarf hybrid with huge crops and one of the most successful commercial varieties. It bears 1kg fruit when only 80cm tall with red, very sweet flesh.  Note: These plants will need to be kept between 15C and 30C to grow properly and the flowers will not set or will fall off outside of this temperature range. This variety started fruiting earlier than all of the others that we trialed.

Cestrum nocturnum

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Cestrum nocturnum or Lady of the Night 1 litre plants

Cestrum nocturnum has one of the strongest fragrances around in the evening, when the scent becomes almost intoxicating. The masses of small, creamy blooms open up at night releasing their perfume, but some scent still lingers during the day from the semi closed flowers. They bloom on and off during the warmer months of the year and grow quickly so regular pruning will be needed to keep it contained. An extremely popular plant always in high demand.
 

Coffea arabica

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Coffea arabica or Coffee Bean Tree 3 litre plants 2ft tall 
Coffee is such a well known commodity! But did you know that Coffea arabica plants make interesting house or conservatory shrubs with dark, glossy green leaves, small white scented flower clusters followed by bright red coffee beans. Don’t get too excited though about grinding your own coffee from the seed - unless it is dried and cured correctly, it tastes awful!

Ensete maurelii

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Ensete maurelii the Red Abysinian Banana 1 litre plants

 

We offer and always have offered a micro propagated selected clone of Ensete maurelii with huge wide leaves. Our form of this superb plant has to be the king of all banana's. The one shown in the picture was grown in our front garden and stood at about 9ft tall in late July in it's second season after over wintering in a Polytunnel! Easily reaching 6ft in the first year from small plants and 7ft to 8ft from our larger plants and possibly large given warm conditions and a rich soil with plenty of water and no wind. The fabulous red, stained foliage is enhanced in our cool climate, turning almost completely green in tropical high temperatures. Easy and fast growing, although not hardy, it enjoys our cool summers - Will require over wintering in a greenhouse or conservatory.

Ensete montbeliardii

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Ensete montbeliardii 1 litre plants 


A recent re-introduction into the UK by the late David Constantine this Ensete montbeliardii was originally documented in 1930 but fell out of cultivation. An upright, elegant Ensete with thicker leaves that are a bit greener without the same wonderful deep red colouring as maurelii on the front but a stunning purple reverse. A very tall plant once it gets going with a red midrib to the very long thin leaves, the attractive red strip also continues down the stems. This is a rare collectors item and a must have for any exotic planting. Second year plants after over wintering in a warm frost free greenhouse and given good conditions will reach 10ft to 14ft.

Ensete montbeliardii

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Ensete montbeliardii 3 litre plants 

Please note shipping is estimated from early June not before

A recent re-introduction into the UK by the late David Constantine this Ensete montbeliardii was originally documented in 1930 but fell out of cultivation. An upright, elegant Ensete with thicker leaves that are a bit greener without the same wonderful deep red colouring as maurelii on the front but a stunning purple reverse. A very tall plant once it gets going with a red midrib to the very long thin leaves, the attractive red strip also continues down the stems. This is a rare collectors item and a must have for any exotic planting. Second year plants after over wintering in a warm frost free greenhouse and given good conditions will reach 10ft to 14ft.

Hibiscus schizopetalus

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Hibiscus schizopetalus or Fringed Hibiscus 1 litre plants

One look at the Hibiscus schizopetalus the fringed hibiscus, and it’s easy to see why the shrub is so popular across the world. It’s unique weeping flowers set it apart from other hibiscus varieties. The gorgeous pink and red pendent flowers make it very popular as a pot plant. Growing naturally to more than eight feet tall, the plant can be pruned and trained but it needs a very warm environment to survive our winters.

Hibiscus sinensis "Adonicus Yellow"

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Hibiscus sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus 1 litre plants 1ft tall

A stunning Hibiscus with quite large bright yellow flowers with a crimson throat. A strong robust plant.

Hibiscus sinensis "Bolt Stripe"

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Hibiscus sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus 1 litre plants 1ft tall

A large flowering variety with single bright pink flowers with a slight streak to the petals. A strong growing plant with flushes of many flowers. Like all of the sinensis varieties they can pruned when too large and new growth is quick to appear. Used has hedging in the tropics.

Hibiscus sinensis "Cuban Variety"

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Hibiscus sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus 1 litre plants 1ft tall

A smaller flowering variety with single apricot flowers with a crimson centre. It also has smaller leaves but branches well with flushes of many flowers. Like all of the sinensis varieties they can pruned when too large and new growth is quick to appear. Used has hedging in the tropics.

Hibiscus sinensis "Painted Lady"

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Hibiscus sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus 1 litre plants 2ft tall

I have a few tropical Hibiscus sinensis plants I have been propagating that are surplus to my needs. This one is a very prolific flowering variety, and a fast growing plant quickly making a small shrub to 5ft ot 6ft. The numerous large flowers are pinky/red with pale pink streaks in the centre. These are not the house plant stunted plants you can purchase so really only suitable for a warm glasshouse during winter and a warm sunny sheltered patio in summer.

Hibiscus sinensis Volcano

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Red Hibiscus sinensis or Chinese Hibiscus 1 litre plants 1 ft tall 

I have a few tropical Hibiscus sinensis plants I have been propagating that are surplus to my needs. This one is a very strong fast growing plant quickly making a small shrub to 5ft ot 6ft. The numerous flowers are the classic single scarlet red. These are not the house plant stunted plants you can purchase so really only suitable for a warm glasshouse during winter and a warm sunny sheltered patio in summer.

Murraya koenigii

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Murraya koenigii - the Curry Leaf Plant 1 litre plants 

We have a few Murraya koenigii plants grown from seed each year of the Curry-leaf tree. A native of India and Sri Lanka, it is a small tree suitable for pot culture with very pungent aromatic leaves. The leaves are used in curries. Flowers late spring to early summer with small white flowers, 5/16 of an inch across and are sweetly scented.

Murraya koenigii need warm temperatures with full sun to partial shade and a well draining loam based compost mix. The compost should be allowed to thoroughly dry between waterings. Fertilize weekly during the growing season and do not let the winter temperature fall below 18c° when watering should be very light. A small tree perhaps making 4ft in 5 years.

Musa sikkimensis

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Musa sikkimensis hardy Himalayan Banana 1 litre plants  җ җ 

Musa sikkimensis originates from 6,000ft in the Himalayas, and is significantly larger than Basjoo. Already it is proving to be more suitable than Basjoo in our tricky summer climate, more resilient to winds and continues to grow in cool weather when Basjoo almost stops. Trials over the last few years prove that it over winters outdoors successful given the same treatment. Extremely attractive with some plants displaying young leaves either mottled maroon or with a maroon reverse.

Ricinus Blue Giant

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Ricinus Blue Giant 1 litre pots
Ricinus Blue Giant. We acquired some Hybrid Ricinus seed a while back and these turned out to be a huge form of the Blue Ricinus easily growing to a similar size to Zanzibarensis. We will select the best coloured plants for sale as some seedlings are green. Please don't forget that all parts of Ricinus plants including the seeds are poisonous if eaten.

Solandra maxima

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Solandra maxima or Chalice Vine 1 litre plants

A few years ago we acquired this modern hybrid of Solandra maxima that flowers readily on smaller plants. However it is a fast growing very large tropical climber, only really suitable for large conservatories to be seen at its best. The viine bears massive yellow flowers the size of dinner plates and an excellent specimen can be seen at Wisley in their tropical House. The large yellow cup shaped flower gives the plant its common name.