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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 12 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

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

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

Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean

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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

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

Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean

 Customer Rating
Striking maroon/carmine young growth. Clusters of creamy yellow blooms, followed by maroon pods. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft). 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

Sarracenia species 'New Hybrids Mixed'

Pitcher Plant

Seemingly innocent, the leaves of the pitcher plant have evolved into water-filled funnels that hide a sinister purpose. These intriguing carnivorous plants devour insects to improve their diet and counter poor nitrogen levels in the soils of their natural habitats. Lured by the promise of sweet nectar-like secretions on the lip of each pitcher, their victims are met by a slippery footing and tumble to a watery death deep within each funnel. Endlessly fascinating, Sarracenia species 'New Hybrids Mixed' make a captivating talking point for the greenhouse, conservatory or a windowsill indoors. Plants will be mature enough to catch insects after 2 - 3 years. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 packet (15 sarracenia seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £4.99

Musa sikkimensis

Banana, Plantain

Here's a unique chance to grow this new hardy species of Banana, from the Himalayas. A strong and vigorous grower with tough green foliage, often flushed with ruby-red tints. Very hardy, tolerates wind and suitable for large containers or growing in the border.Height: 3-4m (9-12ft) More info
    • 1 packet (4 musa seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil' (Large Plant)

Spiraea opulifolius, Ninebark

Bring colour to even the smallest garden borders with this superb dwarf Ninebark. The new leaves of Physocarpus opulifolius 'Little Devil' emerge bright red before maturing to deep burgundy by summer. The dark foliage contrasts beautifully with clusters of pink flowers that adorn the branch tips from June. By late summer the flowers are replaced by attractive fruits. Undemanding and easy to grow, this compact variety makes a superb choice for beginner gardeners, providing a long season of interest for little effort. Height and spread: 1.2m (4'). More info
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £34.99

Banana - Exotic Seed Collection

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

 Customer Rating

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

More info
    • 1 packet (5 banana seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £4.99