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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
    • 24 lewisia plugtray plants

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    • 72 lewisia plugtray 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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Tree Fern

Australian Tree Fern

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’).
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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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    • 90cm tree fern trunk x 1

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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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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Royale Mixed' (Garden ready)

Painted Tongue

This wonderfully unusual and relatively rare bedding plant, produces stunning trumpet flowers on upright, bushy plants. Salpiglossis flowers can be cut for a majestic indoor display, and the rich, velvety colours add an exotic feel to patio containers, and annual bedding displays. Ht. 60cm. Supplied as garden-ready plants.
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    • 30 garden-ready plug plants

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    • 60 garden-ready plug plants

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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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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 pot-plant

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    • 2 x 9cm pot-plants

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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. More info
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    • 10 bulbs

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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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    • 4 rhizomes

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Trillium Collection

These unusual and exotic-looking plants originate from the forest slopes of Oregon and northern California. These hardy perennials are a lovely addition to the spring garden; producing stunning flowers from spring to early summer. Over the years Trillium plants form neat mounds of flowers and foliage, making a striking addition to moist, shady borders and woodland gardens. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as bareroot plants.


  • Collection comprises:
  • Trillium kurabayashii 'Ruby Realm'
  • Trillium grandiflorum
  • Trillium luteum
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    • 3 bare roots - 1 of each variety

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Grass 'Purple Baron'

A majestic, feature grass perfect for a centrepiece in a summer flower bed, or for creating height in borders and patio planters. Foliage blends from green to bronze/purple over summer and dark feathery tufts appear atop sturdy stems. Ht 90cm. Supplied as plug plants. More info
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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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    • 2 plants in 9cm pots

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