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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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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 grass plants in 9cm pots - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £17.97

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
    • 1 tree fern 90cm trunk

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £99.99
    • 1 tree fern plant in 2 litre pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 1 tree fern with 15cm trunk

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £39.99
    • 2 tree fern plants in 2 litre pots

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £34.98
    • 2 tree ferns with 15cm trunk

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £69.98

Phormium 'Black Velvet'

A tough, drought-resistant grass which loves an exposed location. The jet-black swords of 'Black Velvet' can be used to great contrasting effect with your favourite cottage garden plants and seasonal bedding. For a really contemporary look, grow this black New Zealand flax in aluminium pots or white glazed containers. Ht. 2m. More info
    • 1 phormium plant in 9cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 phormium plants in 9cm pots

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.98

Peony 'Candy Stripe'

Paeonia lactiflora , Paeonia

A familiar sight in many cottage gardens, peonies are well known for their delightfully colourful displays in late spring. Peony ‘Candy Strip’ goes above and beyond this however due to the impressive marbling effect the large blooms have; boasting both pink and white mixed together to produce a magnificent striping effect. Given plenty of help from plant support to help hold the blooms aove the foliage, this hardy plant will just get bigger and better every single year. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 90cm (35”). More info
    • 1 bare boot peony plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 bare boot peony plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £19.98

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer' (Large Plant)

Trumpet Vine, Trumpet Creeper

The trumpet vine or trumpet creeper Campsis x tagliabuana 'Indian Summer' might look exotic and tropical, but is incredibly easy to grow, simply needing a south-facing wall to climb, or a sheltered pergola to creep over. From May to September it will be covered in orange flowers. Height: 1.5m (5ft). Supplied in a 1 litre pot. More info
    • 1 campsis plant in 1 litre pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99 £13.99
    • 2 campsis plants in 1 litre pots

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    • £26.98 £24.98

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.,

Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.

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    • 1 gardenia plant in 9cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 gardenia plants in 9cm pots

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    • £24.98 £19.98

Bird of Paradise Flower

Strelitzia reginae

Admired for their exotic blooms, resembling birds with bright plumage, which make vibrant, long lasting cut flowers. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers. Exquisite specimens for the greenhouse and conservatory, or for a bright windowsill indoors. Move them outside during summer for a striking talking point on the patio! Height: 2m (78") Spread: 1m (39") Pot grown plant supplied.
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    • 1 bird of paradise plant in 13cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99 £14.99
    • 2 bird of paradise plants in 13cm pots

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £29.98 £24.98

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 beneficial 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.

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    • 1 x 9cm acacia pot-plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm acacia pot-plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.98

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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    • 1 campsis plant in 2 litre pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 campsis plants in 2 litre pots

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £29.98

Trachelospermum 'Pink Shower'

Star Jasmine

A Star Jasmine with candy pink flowers that will add a new colour choice to your climbing selection. Trachelospermum ‘Pink Showers’ is a great climbing plant that offers evergreen foliage and a hardy performance every year, but instead of the normal white flowers, this variety has pretty pink! Just as fragrant and perfect for growing against walls and hedges or on an obelisk in a large patio pot too. Height: 300c m (118"). Spread: 300cm (118") More info
    • 1 trachelospermum plant in 7cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 trachelospermum plants in 7cm pots

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    • £14.98

Dierama 'Blackberry Bells'

Dierama is a very graceful hardy perennial which makes a beautiful addition to cottage garden borders. It is oten referred to as Angel's Fishing Rod and looks particularly attractive when overhanging water. The slender stems arch and tremble in the breeze, adding movement and fluidity to planting schemes. 'Blackberry Bells' bears clusters of delicate, deep purple-pink, bell-shaped flowers which rise above clumps of slender, semi-evergreen, grass-like foliage in July, followed by attractive seedheads in late summer. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 dierama plant in 9cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99

Chinese Lantern

Physalis alkekengi, Ground Cherry, Japanese Lantern

Grown for the intriguing papery lanterns which enclose its bright orange autumn fruits. The stems of vibrant lanterns can be cut for dried flower arrangements, or left on the plant where they add winter interest; slowly becoming ornate skeletons. This undemanding perennial is easy to grow and will thrive in most situations. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 90cm (36"). Bareroot plants supplied.
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    • 4 Chinese lantern bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £7.99