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Foliage Seeds & Plants


A selection of seeds and plants with interesting leaves and different growing habits to give your beds, borders and containers an exotic flair. From low, dense border fillers to tall, leafy banana plants, there's something for every garden.



We have found 21 products.
 

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

  • New in 2015
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this tender exotic fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving a tropical touch to your home and garden. With tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Heucherella 'Trailing Collection'

  • New hanging basket plant!

A cross between Heuchera and Tiarella, these trailing hardy perennials look fabulous billowing out of hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers, where the broad-lobed, evergreen leaves provide all-year-round interest! Grow them alone for a fountain of foliage, or in mixed baskets to add texture and contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow, Heucherella 'Trailing Collection' also makes a fantastic groundcover plant for sun or part shade. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heucherella 'Crimson Cascade' – Wonderful green to copper-red foliage with contrasting dark veins.
  • Heucherella 'Yellowstone Falls' – Striking lime green leaves with crimson markings.
  • Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' – Vibrant green and ruby red leaves creating a mixture of autumnal colours which change with the seasons.
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    • 3 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Save £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Banana - Exotic Seed Collection

Ensete ventricosum, Musa ensete, Musa arnoldiana, Abyssinian Banana, Ethiopian Banana

 Customer Rating

Decorative, huge leaves rivalling any expensive mature house plants. Grows 3ft in the first four months!

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    • 1 packet (5 banana seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Hosta 'Decorative Foliage Mixed'

Plantain Lily, Funkia

Large and small, blue and green leafed varieties. Although they will not reproduce identically, worthwhile colour combinations should appear. Height: 12-30cm (12-30in).

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Coleus 'Palisandra'

Solenostemon scutellarioides, Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

Almost certainly the purest and deepest colour in existence. Lush, rich, broad leaves, like velvet, lightly serrated and nearly black in colour. Superb mixed with summer patio container plants. More info
    • 1 packet (15 coleus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Golden Bamboo

Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis, Golden Chinese Timber Bamboo

Wonderfully statuesque, the graceful stems of this Golden Bamboo will create a superb architectural focal point in your garden. The arching butter-yellow canes are attractively striped with green, while the slender bright green leaves remain evergreen for interest all year round. Easy to grow and fully hardy, Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis has been awarded a prestigious RHS AGM, making an elegant specimen for borders or large patio containers. Grow bamboo towards the back of shrub borders, as an attractive screen for exotic gardens, or as a leafy under storey in woodland. Height: 6m (20'). Spread: 3m (10'). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted golden bamboo plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • Save £5  
    • £14.99 £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted golden bamboo plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • Save £12.49  
    • £24.98 £12.49

Musa lasiocarpa

Chinese Yellow Banana, Musella, Plantain

An unusual dwarf hardy banana reputed to be able to take temperatures as low as -10C (14F). This banana has exotic leaves followed by a yellow globular flower, once established. Plant in sun or partial shade outdoors or indoors in containers. More info
    • 1 packet (4 musa seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Fatsia japonica

Japanese Aralia, Japanese Fatsia, Aralia japonica, Aralia sieboldii

Create a tropical took in the garden. These easy to grow shrubby plants, are surprisingly hardy and suitable lor borders or grown as a pot plant. Large hand-shaped, glossy foliage is accompanied by branching heads of white flowers in autumn, often followed by black fruits.


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    • 1 packet (15 fatsia japonica seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean

 Customer Rating
Large, decorative, deep brown leaves, plus early bright red flower buds and spiny seed pods. Additional Comments: These seeds are poisonous.
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    • 1 packet (6 ricinus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.99

Heuchera hybrida 'Melting Fire'

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

The deeply curled foliage of Heuchera hybrida 'Melting Fire' emerges a rich blood red colour and matures to a dark shade of purple-red. This eye-catching coral flower is strong growing, forming large clumps of foliage with good weather tolerance. Admired for their long season of interest, Heucheras are ideal for adding colourful, semi-evergreen foliage to borders and mixed containers. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (25 heuchera seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

Snow Banana

Ensete glaucum

Possibly the hardiest Ensete species, this plant originates from high altitude China so is accustomed to cooler regions. The huge, glaucous leaves are architectural and decorative, great for the tropical borders or large containers. More info
    • 1 packet (4 snow banana seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Musa velutina

Pink Banana, Plantain

An ornamental banana with lush green foliage, featuring a striking burgundy midrib. An exceptionally quick grower, with bright pink blooms followed by inedible pink bananas in summer, once plants are established. Makes an interesting feature in borders or containers. Easy to grow. Height: 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).
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    • 1 packet (10 musa seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99