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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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Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'

(Chocolate Cosmos, Bidens atrosanguineus)

The sumptuous, velvety maroon-brown blooms of the Chocolate Cosmos make a fabulous feature in late summer borders. With their richly coloured petals and delicious cocoa fragrance this is definitely one for chocoholics. The nectar rich blooms are irresistible to pollinating insects too! Bred in the UK, Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' has a compact, bushy habit that is ideal for patio containers or the front of sunny borders. Although often grown as an annual, this lovely Cosmos can easily be over-wintered as a perennial when grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Supplied as plug plants. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 cosmos plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 6 cosmos plug plants

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Canna 'Tropicanna'

Bring a flavour of the tropics to your garden or patio this summer. This outstanding feature plant boasts multi-coloured large foliage above which rises flower stems containing wonderful tangerine coloured flowers. Perfect for patio containers, in a border as feature plants, amongst an exotic planting scheme or even pondside! Not frost hardy, however cannas will keep for future years; dig up the rhizomes and store in a cool dry place, re-planting in spring after all risk of frost has passed. Ht. 1-2m. Supplied as plug plants.
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    • 2 plug plants

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    • 4 plug plants

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    • 10 plug 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").
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    • 24 lewisia plugtray plants

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    • 48 lewisia plugtray plants

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    • 72 lewisia plugtray plants

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Lantana 'Lucky Collection'

You'll think yourself lucky when you grow these hot-summer plants - as they'll put on a wonderful show all summer long, they love the heat and so are ideal in patio containers in full sun, or even as a conservatory plant. In a range of five vibrant colours there's something for everyone in our packs. Ht.30-40cm, spread 30-35cm. Supplied as plug plants.
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    • 5 plug plants - 1 of each colour

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    • £9.99
    • 10 plug plants - 2 of each colour

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    • 20 plug plants - 4 of each colour

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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame creeper, Flame nasturtium

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An eruption of fiery red flowers will set walls and fences ablaze with exotic blooms throughout summer. Set against a backdrop of attractive foliage, the spurred flowers are followed by spherical blue fruits. This frost hardy climber is ideal for romping through evergreen shrubs or scrambling over walls. An unusual and sought after plant! Height and spread: 3m (10').
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    • 1 bareroot plant

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    • £7.99
    • 2 bare root plants

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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").
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    • 24 plugtray plants

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    • 48 plugtray plants

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    • 72 plugtray plants

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    • 140 mini-plugs

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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. Height and spread: 4m (13’).
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    • 1 tree fern plant in 2 litre pot

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    • 2 tree fern plants in 2 litre pots

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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Tongue Twisters'

Painted Tongue

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Velvety trumpet blooms etched with gold make an opulent display in beds, borders and containers all summer long. Salpiglossis sinuata 'Tongue Twisters' bears its regal blooms on tall stems that are ideal for cutting for an eye-catching flower arrangement indoors. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as plug tray plants.
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    • 24 plug tray plants

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    • 48 plug tray plants

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    • 72 plug tray plants

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    • 140 mini-plugs

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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.
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    • 2 rhizomes

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    • 4 rhizomes

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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.
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    • 4 begonia plug plants - 2 of each variety

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Calla 'Spectrum Mixed'

Fill a patio container with these stunning, exotic-looking summer bulbs. Their brightly-coloured spathes are complimented by clusters of silver-spotted heart-shaped leaves during summer. Overwinter these half-hardy bulbs in a warm, dry, frost free position to enjoy for years to come. Ht. 60cm. Supplied as bulbs.
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    • 5 bulbs

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    • 10 bulbs

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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.

  • Collection comprises:
  • 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 plants in 9cm pots - 1 of each variety

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    • £17.97