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'Hardy Exotic Plants'

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Musa lasiocarpa

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

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for your garden? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! An exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but surely set to be the next big thing! Compact plants  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Begonia Hardy 'Evening Glow'

Astonishing, heart shaped leaves with a metallic silvery sheen and deep plum veins that bleed to raspberry pink. Begonia 'Evening Glow' is a superb variety from the ?Beleaf? series, which is far hardier than most Begonias. Grow it in patio containers or plant it…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Lily 'Exotic Sun'

We've managed to secure a limited stock of these unique contemporary lily bulbs in order to bring an unusual bloom to UK gardens for the first time. Sturdy, 75cm (30in) tall stems produce multiple blooms that resemble water lily flowers more than a traditional oriental…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Bulb

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Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium is an unusual deciduous shrub for the garden; it may look exotic, but plants are fully hardy and there are plenty of reasons to grow one in your garden. The late summer blooms are creamy-white and deeply fragrant, and even when they fall…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hibiscus 'Starburst Chiffon'

Hibiscus ?Starburst Chiffon? is the latest addition to the Chiffon range of hibiscus and is hard to beat for exotic beauty. Known to be the best brand of double hibiscus, these plants are extremely hardy and robust.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Salpiglossis sinuata 'Black Trumpets'

Stunning, deep burgundy, almost black trumpet blooms each attractively veined and with a golden eye within their throat, add that exotic feel to your garden. Plants are dwarf, bushy and free flowering giving height to displays. An interesting border filler  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Annual

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Lythrum salicaria 'Robin'

Purple Loosestrife, or Lythrum salicaria 'Robin', is a hardy, easy-to-grow, perennial, perfect sunny but moist areas. Often long-flowering, Purple Loosestrife produces beautiful magenta pink blooms from late spring through to mid-summer. Lythrum plants are…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Agapanthus africanus 'Albus'

This exotic and hardy African Lily has flower head made up of many small florets in pure white, rising above strong grassy foliage. Agapanthus Africanus 'Albus' is an outstanding perennial for your borders or any sunny position in the garden. African…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia'

Don't be fooled by this Spotted Laurel's delicate flowers and exotic foliage, for the hardy shrub is well-suited to the changeable British climate. Whether it's planted in a shady, dry or costal garden, Aucuba japonica 'Crotonifolia' will sport…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Nasturtium 'Chameleon'

Not only do the summer flowers look like exotic orchids, they also change colour ? the switch needs to be seen to be believed! Height 20-25cm (8-10in).  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'

Campsis Madame Galen is a glorious deciduous climber that despite its exotic appearance is fully hardy in the UK. This RHS AGM winner is a vivacious climber with aerial roots that will quickly cover any structures plastering them with colour from August to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Walls & Fences
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Rhododendron 'Palestrina'

With spectacular, exotic white flowers, Rhododendron 'Palestrina' is a wonderful plant for late spring, when it becomes full of large blooms. What a great plant for those looking for white flowered shrubs. A perfect choice for those with a white…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Oiseau Bleu' produces interesting, three-lobed foliage in the late spring, which is followed by exotic blooms in August, September and October. These lilac flowers give the hardy shrub its other name, Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'.…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Phoenix Palm

Phoenix Palm is often known as Canary Island Date Palm because of its exotic appearance, but it looks just as at home in a British greenhouse, conservatory or even in a sheltered garden. If grown in a container the hardy perennial will reach approximately…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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Abeliophyllum distichum

Abeliophyllum distichum is sure to be the talking point of any garden, be it a cottage, exotic or scented setting. The unusual hardy shrub provides year-round interest, beginning in February when it produces pure white flowers. These blooms exude a sweet…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Clematis 'Lasurstern'

Clematis 'Lasurstern' has beautiful deep blue flowers with wide, overlapping sepals and neatly crimped edges. Each exotic flower of this RHS AGM cultivar grows as large as 15cm (6) in diameter - great for adding a touch of the exotic to fences, patio…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Rhododendron 'Titian Beauty'

Simply sensational - this Yakushimanum hybrid is perfect for an exotic planting scheme! From late May, the orange-red blooms are borne in loose clusters upon long stalks. The dark green, glossy foliage is evergreen with a felty, brown underside.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Hedychium 'Species Mixed'

A colourful mixture of decorative ornamental Gingers. Lush, exotic foliage gives rise to stems featuring racemes of sweetly scented blooms in an array of tropical colours. Can be grown in the UK like Cannas, or in a conservatory. Plants will flower in the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun


  • Longevity: Perennial

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Rhododendron 'Surrey Heath'

Rhododendron 'Surrey Heath' is an exotic looking Yakushimanum hybrid. From late May it bears trusses of rose pink blooms that gradually fade to cream, patterned with orange spots the centre.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Solanum laxum 'Album'

Who would have thought this exotic looking climber was related to the humble potato? The distinctive blooms give the game away - carried in starry, white clusters with yellow centres and a gentle fragrance.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Walls & Fences
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Petunia hybrida grandiflora 'Superbissima'

The largest Petunia flowers we have ever seen, bred on from those available over 100 years ago! Robust plants produce huge 10-15cm (4-6in) wide exotic looking frilly blooms, in an attractive mixture of pinks, reds and purples, each with rich veining and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • Longevity: Annual

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Dahlia 'Maxi Bonita'

Dahlias are well loved for their flamboyant blooms and exotic colours - this one is no exception. Dahlia 'Maxi Bonita' is a colourful patio variety, combining a neat, compact habit with vibrant shades of cerise-pink and white.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate'

Day Lilies are very easy to care for and maintain. What's more, they are beautiful too, with their strap-like foliage and splash of exotic flowers throughout summer. Hemerocallis 'Crimson Pirate', as you might expect, has brilliant red blooms which each last a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Strelitzia 'Bird of Paradise'

* New in 2015Admired for their exotic blooms which make vibrant, long lasting cut flowers. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers which resemble birds with bright plumage. The striking blooms will make…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: Orange
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Lisianthius nigrescens

The blackest flower in the world! This rare and completely unique plant is little known outside its native Mexico. Long, tubular, truly black flowers are set against large lanceolate leaves making this rarely- offered exotic an eye-catching and dramatic…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Black
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Tree Peony 'Feng Dan Bai' (White Phoenix)

Tree Peony 'Feng Dan Bai' is a single white flowered variety with open and slightly ruffled cup shaped blooms on upright stems. The centre of each flower is filled with a cluster of yellow stamens. A  Tree Peony can produce in excess of a hundred exotic blooms…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Tree Peony 'Jing Yu'

Tree Peony 'Jing Yu' is a particularly beautiful variety with double white blooms tinged with the palest shade of pink. There can't be a more beautiful sight than a mature tree peony and it's exotic blooms which can measure up to 25cm (10), multiply that by a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Tree Peony 'Luoyang Hong'

Tree Peony 'Luoyang Hong' is a superb variety that will produce upwards of 100 upward facing, magenta pink flowers once the shrub has matured. During April and May the shrub will be festooned in these exotic blooms, each measuring up to 25cm (10) or more in…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Tree Peony 'Xue Ta'

The ice white blooms of Tree Peony 'Xue Ta' have ruffled double petals set against a backdrop of lush, lobed foliage. There can't be a more beautiful sight than a mature tree peony and it's exotic blooms which can measure up to 25cm (10), multiply that by a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Peony 'Cora Louise'

A real beauty for late spring borders! Peony 'Cora Louise' bears ruffled white blooms that are flushed with lavender at the centre. Exotic-looking and gently fragranced, the flowers are superb for flower arrangements - if you can bear to cut a few stems. This hardy<…  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Rhus glabra 'Laciniata'

For gardeners looking for a deciduous shrub that is a bit more unusal and less bushy than many other types, Rhus glabra 'Laciniata' is an interesting option. It is a good sized plant for medium and large gardens and is particularly well suited to gardens with an …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Lagerstroemia indica 'Rhapsody In Pink'

Give your garden a touch of the exotic with Lagerstroemia indica 'Rhapsody In Pink. This majestic Crepe Myrtle isn't afraid to show off its dazzlingly pink blooms - starting from June all the way through to September. Elegantly crimped in appearance, the flowers…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla'

The exotic looking blooms of Rhododendron 'Nova Zembla' appear in early May, borne in large, showy clusters. Each bright red flower is delicately spotted at the throat. In strong sunlight the blooms may fade to strong pink which is equally eye-catching.  More Info

  • Sun shade: sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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Dahlia 'Maxi Tampico'

Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses ? underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. Height:…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Tuber

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Gynostemma pentaphyllum

The Sweet Tea Vine is a quick-growing ground-cover plant. With its pretty, shiny leaves and delicate yellow summer flowers, it's perfect for shady locations. The flowers are followed by rich, dark fruits. Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is virtually hardy and…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Longevity: Perennial

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