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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 27 products.
 

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

  • New in 2015
  • 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. 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 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

Venus Fly Trap

Dionaea muscipula

Fascinating plant. We provide sensible instructions so you can watch this 'one off' plant mature into an avid fly catcher before your eyes. Suitable for a warm windowsill, conservatory or greenhouse. More info
    • 1 packet (11 venus fly trap seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Banana - Exotic Seed Collection

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

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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 (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

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

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

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: By end of September 2015
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    • £0.99

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 (25 tree fern seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

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 October 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £29.98 £19.99

Scleranthus biflorus

Extremely dense, low-growing mounds of moss-like foliage create an outdoor carpet of fresh green. Use as a base in the border for growing spring bulbs to flower through, or tumbling out of crevices in rockery. The effect is glorious! More info
    • 1 packet (80 scleranthus 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

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)

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    • £0.99
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