Category Archives: Exotic Plants

Hymenocallis Festalis

peruvian daffodil Hymenocallis ? festalisPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile moist but well-drained soil or John Innes No2 with a little added gritRate of growth: averageFlowering period: May to JulyFlower colour: whiteHardiness: tender (will need winter protection) Long strap-shaped leaves form a tall tuft from which the upright stems emerge in spring. These

Canna Chocolate Sunrise

Indian shot bulbs Canna ‘Chocolate Sunrise’Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberOther

Musa Basjoo

Japanese banana Musa basjooPosition: mainly sunny with a little midday shadeSoil: rich and fertile or loam based compost in potsRate of growth: average to fastFlowers: white flowers in bronze/red bractsHardiness: half hardy – will need protection in winter An extraordinary architectural plant with huge green paddle-like leaves that can each grow up to 3m long.

Canna Moonshine

Indian shot bulbs Canna ‘Moonshine’Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: creamy whiteOther

Aeonium Arboreum Velours

house leek tree Aeonium arboreum ‘Velours’Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: well-drained or sandy soilRate of growth: average Flowering period: May – July Flower colour: pale yellowHardiness: tender An exotic beauty that forms a dramatic branching shrub with magnificent near- black succulent leaf rosettes at the end of each branch. Drought tolerent.

Canna Phasion

canna (syn Tropicanna ) Canna ‘Phasion’Position: full sunSoil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: bright orangeOther

Canna Tropicanna Black Lon01 Pbr

Indian shot bulbs Canna ‘Tropicanna Black (‘Lon01′) (PBR)’Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: redOther

Canna Wyoming

Indian shot bulb Canna ‘Wyoming’Position: full sunSoil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: apricot-orangeOther

Canna Indica Tropicanna Gold Mactro Pbr

Indian shot bulbs Canna indica ‘Tropicanna Gold (‘Mactro’) (PBR)’Position: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberFlower colour: orange-yellowOther

Callistemon Citrinus Splendens

crimson bottlebrush Callistemon citrinus ‘Splendens’Position: full sunSoil: moist well-drained neutral to acid soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: April to AugustFlowers: redHardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection) Splendid crimson-red flowerspikes are borne in profusion putting on an impressive display in spring and summer. An eye-catching specimen for a sunny shrub border the new foliage emerges

Musa Lasiocarpa

Chinese yellow banana Musa lasiocarpaPosition: full sun to partial shadeSoil: fertile moist but well-drained soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to SeptemberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection) Thought to be extinct only a decade ago this handsome banana was found growing in remote regions of the Himalayas in southwest China. This clump-forming banana has huge

Bletilla Striata

half hardy hyacinth orchid Bletilla striataPosition: partial shade in summerSoil: moist well-drained humus-rich soilFlowering period: June to JulyFlower colour: magenta pinkHardiness: half hardy Up to 12 pink blooms each with ruffled lips that are usually infused with a darker shade open in succession on the slender upright stem in spring. An easy to grow plant

Bletilla Striata F Gebina

half hardy orchid / Bletilla striata alba Bletilla striata ‘ f. gebina’Position: partial shade in summerSoil: moist well-drained humus-rich soilFlowering period: June to JulyFlower colour: whiteHardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection) This is a beautiful orchid that is hardier than most. It slowly spreads to form leafy clumps which from spring to summer are

Gloriosa Superba Rothschildiana

glory lily Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’Position: full sunSoil: fertile well-drained soil or John Innes No2 compost with some added gritRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July to OctoberHardiness: tender (will need winter protection) This climbing tuberous perennial is grown for its very showy flowers that appear in summer and autumn. Opening bright red with contrasting yellow bases

Colocasia Esculenta

elephant’s ears Colocasia esculentaPosition: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist to boggy slightly acidic soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Hardiness: frost tender (will need winter protection)Bulb size: 9/11 Stately heart-shaped deep green leaves which are marbled with subtle purple blotches and beautifully intersected with dark veins are held grandly splayed out on jet black

Polianthes Tuberosa

tuberose Polianthes tuberosaPosition: full sun Soil: moderately fertile well-drained soil Flowering period: June to August Rate of Growth: average Hardiness: tender The scent of these flowers is legendary. It is sweet and heady and is widely used in perfumes. When the flowers are cut and added to a vase they will fill the room with

Classic Canna Collection

canna collection Classic Canna collectionPosition: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberOther

Daphne Gemmata

syn. Wikstroemia gemmata Daphne gemmataPosition: full sun or partial shadeSoil: moderately fertile well-drained humus-rich soilRate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: May to JulyHardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection) One of our newest finds (and still quite a rare find here in the UK) this compact deciduous shrub originates from China where it is found

Tropicana Cannas

Indian shot bulbs Tropicana CannasPosition: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberOther

New And Favourite Cannas

Indian shot bulbs New and Favourite CannasPosition: full sun (or indoors in full light shaded from hot sun)Soil: fertile well-drained soil or loam-less potting compostFlowering period: June to SeptemberOther