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Golden Bamboo

Grow Golden Bamboo at the back of sunny or partially shady borders to add structure and architecture to your exotic or woodland garden. The hardy perennial also makes an interesting screen. Phyllostachys vivax f. aureocaulis is a particularly impressive…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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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 second…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun


  • Longevity: Perennial

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Australian Tree Fern

This stunningly attractive ornamental fern adds an exotic flavour to shady and damp parts of the garden. Native to Tasmania and south eastern Australia it is hardy to around -5°C (23°F) and thrives in the relatively wet climate of the UK. Slow growing to a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of april 2019

Dahlia 'Dalaya Devi'

This clematis isn't like the usual clematis; it's a herbaceous perennial, so excellent for bulking out borders, alongside lupins, delphiniums and the like! The blooms are a spectacle too; and emit a punchy fragrance! This offer is subject to availability and is only…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of september 2018

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 lend…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Perennial

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despatch by end of october 2018

Fatsia japonica

Bring a tropical feel to your garden! With its large glossy leaves and strong architectural form, Fatsia japonica really makes a statement in the border, and looks magnificent alongside other exotic, showy plants. What's more, it is evergreen, fast growing, easy,…  More Info

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

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Tulip 'Exotic Orange'

This peony-flowered Tulip literally explodes with colour in spring! Tropical, bright orange, fully double blooms burst open from rounded buds to create a bold display in beds, borders and containers. Plant Tulip 'Exotic Orange' in large groups for maximum impact.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Orange
  • Longevity: Bulb

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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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despatch by end of november 2018

Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

Exotic single white blooms with an intoxicating fragrance that is simply divine. Gardenia 'Kleim's Hardy' is the first of its kind that can be grown outdoors all year round. Its glossy evergreen foliage provides the perfect backdrop for the exquisite…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of october 2018

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 glossy,…  More Info

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

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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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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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despatch by end of november 2018

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, they…  More Info

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

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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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Peony 'Canary Brilliants'

This hardy perennial is perfect for the cut flower garden - its long stems are topped with exotic double blooms which are a remarkable blend of yellow and apricot. The fragrant flowers appear from May, bridging the gap between spring and summer. Peony …  More Info

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

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despatch by end of november 2018

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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Peony 'Lollipop'

Intriguing creamy yellow petals are striped and flecked with raspberry pink, so that no two flowers are the same. This stunning semi-double cultivar is particularly floriferous, bearing masses of gently scented blooms in summer. This hardy perennial is an…  More Info

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

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despatch by end of november 2018

Hibiscus syriacus 'Azurri'

If you ever needed confirmation that last is most definitely not least, then this is it. Hibiscus syriacus 'Belli Colori Azurri' is late to flower, for its blooms don't appear until August. However, the hardy shrub's jaw-dropping flowers with their lilac petals…  More Info

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

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Eucalyptus pauciflora subsp. niphophila

This low, spreading hardy perennial is perfect for alpine troughs, creeping through rockeries, and dangling over low walls. Small, fleshy, green-blue foliage forms a dense mat of ground cover that is topped by panicles of rosy pink, starry flowers in late summer.  More Info

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

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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 needs to be…  More Info

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

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Dahlia Dalina® Maxi Tampico PBR

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: 15cm (6)…  More Info

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

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Paulownia tomentosa

Large clusters of fragrant violet flowers in some seasons plus large exotic leaves. Amazing growth rate, a single shoot will often reach up to 8ft in a season  More Info




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Heptacodium miconioides

Heptacodium is an exotic-looking shrub for the garden; but plants are fully hardy and there are numerous reasons to grow it in your garden. With late summer flowers that are creamy-white and deeply fragrant; even when the petals fall, they leave behind colourful…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • 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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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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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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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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Lucky Dip Dianthus (Pinks)

Indulge your senses with the exotic colour and irresistible fragrance of these cottage garden perennials. An abundance of perfumed dianthus flowers are produced throughout summer above neat mounds of silver-green foliage. Our Pinks 'Lucky Dip Collection' is…  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • 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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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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Auricula 'Douglas Prize Mix'

World-famous strain producing exotic bicolours, primrose yellow centres with rich velvet surrounds including carmine, maroon-carmine, coral pink, deep orange, maroon-black and many more. Ideal for partially shaded positions on rockeries or borders, or spring…  More Info

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

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Agapanthus 'Fireworks'

For stunning, exotic looking blue and white blooms that burst at the end of tall stems like a fireworks in your flower bed, look no further than this amazing African Lily.  More Info

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

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despatch by end of october 2018

Peony 'Border Charm'

Lightly fragrant, semi-double blooms of the palest yellow are splashed with coral at the base of each petal. Peony 'Border Charm' is an eye-catching intersectional hybrid - a cross which marries the exotic looks of tree peonies with the herbaceous growth habit of…  More Info

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

Just£19.99

despatch by end of november 2018