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Exotic Plants


Renowned for their showy blooms and lush foliage, our superb range of unusual and exotic plants are excellent for lending a tropical feel to your garden. Exotic-looking plants are often thought of as tender and difficult to maintain but some are very hardy in the UK! Try growing these great-value exotic flowers in borders, conservatories, or in patio containers as feature plants.

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Lewisia 'Elise Mixed'

A neat little perennial that is usually reserved for alpine houses, but modern breeding ensures that Lewisia ‘Elise Mixed’ flowers in its first year - making it perfect for bedding! The starry blooms in bright, tropical colours are produced above neat rosettes of evergreen foliage. Lewisia copes well in hot dry conditions but is equally happy in cooler summers, and can even be overwintered outdoors with some protection from wet weather. Perfect for growing as an eye-catching bedding plant, or brightening up rockeries, patio containers and window boxes. Supplied as plugtray plants. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis is a robust and fully hardy garden perennial. This popular species features large, jagged green foliage and produces magnificent, tall racemes of white flowers with mauve bracts from May to August. A fantastic addition to a large perennial border, Acanthus mollis is also happy in areas of dappled shade. Height and spread: 1.5m (5’). Supplied as large plug plants or in 9cm pots.
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    • 1 acanthus plant in 9cm pot

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    • 2 acanthus plants in 9cm pots

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    • 6 acanthus plug plants

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    • 12 acanthus plug plants

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Tree Fern, Australian Tree Fern

Dicksonia antarctica

The Australian Tree Fern makes an extraordinary sight! Long, finely cut fronds of up to 1.5m (5’) unfurl from the crown in a truly magnificent display that adds drama to damp, shaded areas of the garden. Native to Australia, Dicksonia antarctica is hardy to around -5°C (23°F) and thrives in the relatively mild, wet climate of the UK. This slow growing RHS AGM species forms only 3cm of trunk per year, taking many years to reach its ultimate height of around 4m. A truly exciting addition to a sheltered garden and perfect for woodland areas and exotic borders. Supplied in 2 litre pot or as a 90cm (3ft) trunk. Height and spread: 4m (13’). More info
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Begonia 'Garden Angels Collection'

A world first, these decorative Begonia plants are hardy to 3°C (38°F), and in mild areas can be grown outdoors all year round! The large, palmate foliage of Begonia 'Garden Angels' is deeply veined, with a metallic sheen of purple or silver, adding an exotic feel to any garden. In late summer, small bright pink flowers appear as an added bonus. Reaching up to 60cm (24") tall, these unique Begonias will make a dramatic statement in beds, tropical-themed borders and patio containers. Given winter protection Begonia 'Garden Angels' will naturally die back in the winter, resuming growth in the spring. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18"). Supplied as plug plants. More info
    • 4 begonia plug plants - 2 of each variety

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Grasses 'Gold, Black and Red Collection'

Lilyturf, Black Mondo, Red Hook Sedge

Although not true grasses, these evergreen hardy perennials will provide colourful grass-like foliage all year round. Neat clumps of linear leaves give an architectural presence in containers, at the front of borders or dotted throughout rockeries. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 40cm (16"). Supplied in 9cm pots.

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  • Acorus Ogon - An unusual variety with striking striped foliage.
  • Ophiopogon nigrescens (Black Mondo) - Jet black foliage forms a lovely backdrop for the dainty bell shaped blooms and dark inky-blue berries.
  • Uncinia rubra 'Everflame' (Red Hook Sedge) - A vibrant sedge that forms tussocks of bright scarlet foliage.
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    • 3 grass plants in 9cm pots - 1 of each variety

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Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' (Large Plant)

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen' is a remarkable, fast-growing climber, producing striking trumpet-shaped flowers during late summer. This plant may appear tropical but it is actually hardy in the UK and easy to grow.

Trumpet Vine is an impressive climbing plant and once established, will thrive on neglect, so it is perfect for lazy or busy gardeners. Campsis is an ideal choice to cover walls and fences and it climbs by aerial roots, sometimes reaching up to 12m (39') tall! An alternative option is to grow Campsis 'Madame Galen' in large patio containers. Height: up to 12m (39’). Spread: 3m (9.8’).

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Acacia dealbata

Mimosa, Silver Wattle

  • Fragrant yellow blooms
  • Half-hardy evergreen
  • Attractive to bees
Evergreen fern-like foliage makes an attractive foil for clusters of bright yellow, fluffy ball shaped mimosa flowers. Its fragrant, nectar rich blooms are a big attraction for bees and other insects in spring. This half hardy evergreen makes an ideal specimen plant for containers, or sheltered sunny borders. An excellent focal point for a large conservatory. Height if unrestricted: 15m (49') Spread if unrestricted: 6m (19'). Supplied in 9cm pots or as 40mm plug plants.

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    • 1 x 9cm acacia pot-plant

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Arum Lily 'Spectrum Mixed'

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

Why not fill one of your patio containers with these striking, exotic summer Calla Lilies? During the summer months, their bright spathes are off-set by delicate heart-shaped, silver-dotted leaves. To get maximum pleasure from Arum ‘Spectrum Mixed’, these half hardy plants should be over-wintered in a frost-free, dry, warm position. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 20cm (8”). Supplied as tubers.
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    • 5 calla bulbs

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Passiflora caerulea (Large Plant)

Granadilla, Passion flower

A tropical looking climber that makes an interesting alternative to clematis. Starry white blooms open during summer, enhanced by striking indigo filaments and yellow stamens. Fruits follow that are orange in colour, though not edible. Climbs to 10m if left untrimmed. Supplied in 2 litre pots.
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Gardenia 'Crown Jewels'

Cape Jasmine

This hardy cape jasmine bears fully double, pure white, highly fragrant flowers in summer, above lush, evergreen foliage. Plant in a dappled shade position for its best performance. Ht. 60-90cm. Supplied in 9cm pots. More info
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Ginger Lily

Hedychium aurantiacum, Brachychilum

Unlike other Ginger Lilies, Hedychium aurantiacum is hardy enough to be planted outdoors in the UK! In late summer, this astonishing perennial produces tall flower spikes crowded with flame-like blooms. The broad, lush foliage is the perfect addition to sheltered, exotic gardens. With a little winter protection, this stunning Ginger Lily will resume its display year after year. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 35cm (14"). Supplied as rhizomes. More info
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Mimulus 'Leopard Print Mix'

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

Mimulus 'Leopard Print' gives a punch of colour in places that most need it! This shade loving annual is ideal for those gloomy spots that rarely see the sun. Enjoy exotic colours and orchid like blooms from June to August with this lovely blend of Monkey Flowers. These compact bushy plants are perfect for growing in borders, containers or hanging baskets. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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