Nicotiana glauca

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Nicotiana glauca is a small tree native to Bolivia and Argentina to 20ft, but often remaining only 6-10ft. Trees bloom year round in warm climates with sprays of yellow tubular flowers, or during warm months in colder climates. Needs only average water and little care when established. Silvery grey/green attractive foliage best grown in full sun or part shade. Hardy to -5˚C but please beware all parts of the plant are poisonous. In our 2005 trials February seedlings reached 12ft by September and started flowering from June.

Phygelius aequalis

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"Yellow Cape Fuchsia" 10 seeds җ җ

The Cape Fuchsia is native to South Africa, but surprisingly quite a hardy perennial. Plants make a bushy, upright mound of green foliage, bearing showy clusters of fuchsia-like flowers beginning in mid-summer and continuing into the autumn. Aequalis has bright yellow blooms that attract hummingbirds in its native habitat. These adapt well to containers, and in cold winter areas may be wintered indoors. Plants form a woody base and should be pruned back to 6 inches or so each spring. We managed to grow these quite happily against a south facing wall in Oxfordshire for many years.

Phygelius capensis

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"Cape Fuchsia" 10 seeds җ җ

The Cape Fuchsia is native to South Africa, but surprisingly quite a hardy perennial. Plants make a bushy, upright mound of green foliage, bearing showy clusters of fuchsia-like firecracker flowers beginning in mid-summer and continuing into the autumn. Capensis has brilliant orange-red blooms with a yellow throat that attracts hummingbirds in its native habitat. These adapt well to containers, and in cold winter areas may be wintered indoors. Plants form a woody base and should be pruned back to 6 inches or so each spring. We managed to grow these quite happily against a south facing wall in Oxfordshire for many years.

Polygala myrtifolia

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September Bush  10  seeds

Polygala myrtifolia is a pretty evergreen medium sized shrub from South Africa that will grow outside in very mild locations where frosts are minimal. Often used for hedging in its native country and tolerant of regular pruning, it bears bright purple pea-like flowers from Jul to Sept. Easy from seed with a little care.

Puya chilensis

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"Chagual" 10 seeds җ
A rare member of the bromeliad family from the Andes Puya chilensis has caused a stir at the Chelsea flower show recently with its unusual inflorescenses. Larger plants will take a light frost and can be found growing in some Cornish coastal gardens quite successfully. An evergreen desert like perennial it forms large, dense rosettes of grey-green, strap like leaves edged with hooked spines. The green-yellow flowers are born on spikes up to 2 m high which resemble a medieval mace. Makes a useful, if not thorny, house plant until larger. Tolerant to drought but prefers plenty of water in the summer growing season and kept dry in winter.

Salvia patens

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Blue Angel 20 seeds җ

Salvia patens is a popular clump forming Salvia with large intense rich sky blue tubular flowers in mid Summer to mid Autumn. Ideal for Summer pots and containers, it is also a perennial in mild areas to about -10c but can be treated as an annual and grown the same way as Salvia splendens. 70cm

Salvia patens Patio Sky Blue

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Blue Angel 20 seeds җ җ

Salvia Sky Blue has true sky blue flowers on compact well-branched vigorous plants. Easy to grow and low-maintenance it is a tuberous herbaceous perennial blooming continuously with good care originating from Central Mexico. The blooms have a spreading open form, are slightly hairy and are highly attractive to bees. They do well in either sun or partial shade and fairly drought tolerant once established. Hardy to about -10c if not in soggy winter conditions. 50cm

Senna corymbosa

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Syn Cassia corymbosa or Buttercup Bush 10 seeds җ

Senna Corymbosa is often referred to as Cassia Corymbosa or Buttercup Bush and is originally from South America. This plant is very attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds. It has beautiful golden yellow flowers that bloom abundantly from late spring until late autumn among pinnate bright green foliage. This is the hardiest of the Cassia family and can withstand a few degrees of frost but grows vigorously above 15C.  As it is extremely tolerant of heat and drought it makes an ideal cold conservatory plant growing to 1 or 2 metres tall but needs regular watering to avoid drying out. Cut hard back to overwinter.

Zantedeschia aethiopica

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Arum Lily  15 seeds  җ җ
Zantedeschia aethiopica - I have been growing these beautiful lilies for many many years and just love the stunning white flowers set against the strong green foliage. Quite Hardy capable of taking frost and re-growing from the root stock in spring. Loves water.

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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