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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.



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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
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. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) 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 August 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

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 August 2016
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    • £14.99 £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted golden bamboo plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £24.98 £12.49

Tree Fern 'House & Garden Mixed'

Develops a trunk or caudex, like palms, as each frond dies. Mixture is drawn from Cyathea and Dicksonia species. Hardy in light to medium frost areas. Pack includes enough spores for 25 plants. More info
    • 1 packet (14 tree fern seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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

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

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)

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    • £0.99

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

Banana - Exotic Seed Collection

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

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

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    • 1 packet (4 banana seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £4.99

Ricinus communis 'Impala'

Castor Oil Plant, Castor Bean

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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)

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    • £3.99

Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' (Large Plant)

Spotted Laurel

Despite its exotic looks, this hardy evergreen shrub will live in the most inhospitable of conditions! Positively thriving in shade, the Spotted Laurel will even tolerate difficult dry soils and coastal conditions where many plants would fail. Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' sports large, glossy green leaves that are flecked with gold. Small, inconspicuous red-brown flowers are carried from April to May, to be followed by bright red berries in autumn. A superb evergreen specimen shrub for borders, screens and hedging, and perfect for brightening those difficult shaded areas of the garden. Height and spread: 3m (10').

 

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    • 1 x 2.5 litre potted aucuba plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £15.99
    • 2 x 2.5 litre potted aucuba plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £23.99

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').

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £34.99

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)

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    • £3.99
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