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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

  • 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

 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

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
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    • £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)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Coleus 'Dragon Sunset & Volcano Mixed'

Solenostemon scutellarioides, Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

Must be among the most stunning mixtures of Coleus ever produced, it will include the very popular Scarlet and Pink shades, Molten Lava (black and carmine) plus four recent colours including deep red, apricot and gold. Almost all with the 'Dragon Series' mark of distinction - the bright gold edge to each leaf. Fantastic pot plants and good bedding plants for a warm sheltered spot. Height 23-30cm (9-12in). More info
    • 1 packet (30 coleus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.69

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

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

Coleus 'Wizard Mixed'

Solenostemon scutellarioides, Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

A superior mixture and selection. Dwarfer, more base branching, without the need to 'pinch out'. Height: 30-45cm (12-18in). More info
    • 1 packet (50 coleus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £2.99

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

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

Agave (Mixed)

A wide selection with many unusual forms. Ideal for dish gardens, carboys. Long-lasting and trouble free. More info
    • 1 packet (15 agave seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £4.99

Thuja occidentalis 'Mirjam' (Large Plant)

Arborvitae

This dwarf conifer forms a neat evergreen globe that will add structure to the garden all year round. The golden foliage of Thuja occidentalis 'Mirjam' takes on shades of burnt-orange, bronze and green during the winter months when there is little colour elsewhere in the garden. This compact evergreen makes a lovely specimen for a rockery or patio container, needing no maintenance whatsoever from year to year. Height and spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £22.99

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

Coleus 'Kong Mixed'

Solenostemon x hybridus, Painted Nettle, Coleus blumei var. verschaffeltii

 Customer Rating
An exciting breakthrough in breeding. Enormous, eye-catching, richly coloured foliage, with leaves up to 30cm (12 inches) long. Quick to grow, making a spectacular house or patio plant to brighten up any shady corner. Height: 45-55cm (18-22in).
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    • 1 packet (10 coleus seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £3.79

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 September 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £34.99

Phormium 'Rainbow Striped Hybrids'

Attractive, sword-like leaves striped in pink, cream, purple, yellow and green. Colour varies with each plant. Height: 150-180cm (5-8ft). More info
    • 1 packet (30 phormium seeds)

    • Despatch: Within 1 days
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    • £0.99

Lamium 'Mega Purple'

Dead-nettle

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The glistening silvery foliage of Lamium 'Mega Purple' contrasts beautifully its mauve, open mouthed blooms. This resilient Dead Nettle loves a shady spot, where it will quickly form a carpet of shimmering leaves. Flowering throughout the summer, its nectar rich blooms are a magnet for pollinating insects making it ideal for wildlife gardens, cottage garden borders and woodland areas. This easy to grow hardy perennial is practically indestructible – the perfect choice for 'no-fuss' ground cover. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Lamium Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 6 Lamium Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99
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