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Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'

The rarely-offered, golden-yellow bird of paradise! After 20 years of hand pollination and selection by the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a small quantity of seed became available in 1994. Since then T&M has tried to introduce this variety into its catalogue. Patience usualMore Info

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Clematis napaulensis

Rare and unusual clematis variety originating from Nepal and parts of China. It loses all its foliage in early summer and remains dormant until the autumn when it puts on lush new foliage which is followed by large clusters of stunning, scented pendulous flowers. Perfect for dullMore Info

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Aquilegia viridiflora 'Chocolate Soldier'

This rare, choice species features delicate, nodding, chocolate-brown, 15cm (0.5in) blooms from late spring onwards. The neatly compact plants are perfect for borders and rockeries. A collector's item. Height: 30-35cm (12-14 inches)More Info

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Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cephalanthus occidentalis is an unusual deciduous shrub, rarely seen in UK gardens. It bears creamy-white, rounded, button-like flowers with a powerful fragrance from late summer to autumn (giving this plant its common name of the Button Bush). These blooms are followed by spheriMore Info

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Tacca chantrieri 'Green Isle'

An unusual and rarely offered selection that has intriguing dusky green blooms with bat-like, long green tentacles. Flowers in 2-3 years from seed.More Info

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Commelina dianthifolia

A very rare plant indeed. This is one of the few plants with such intense blue flowers and that will also perform well in the garden. Flowering in its first year with 25cm (1in) gentian blue flowers, it then produces tubers and springs back to life the following year with an unceMore Info

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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 feature plant. Grow it inMore Info

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Geranium pratense 'Splish Splash™'

One of the most beautiful, striking and unusual Perennial Geraniums with mauve-blue splashes and flecks on pure white petals, each 3cm ( 1/4in) flower head appearing to be individually designed and painted. A fascinating, rare and prized border plant, coming remarkably true fromMore Info

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Peony 'Garden Treasure'

The very best Peony that money can buy! A rare hybrid between border and tree peony, still very much sought after for UK gardens. Plants give a statuesque, upright, tree peony habit and with more than 50, highly fragrant blooms each year. Peonies last for decades, 30-40 years andMore Info

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Peony 'Garden Treasure'

The very best Peony that money can buy! A rare hybrid between border and tree peony, still very much sought after for UK gardens. Plants give a statuesque, upright, tree peony habit and with more than 50, highly fragrant blooms each year. Peonies last for decades, 30-40 years andMore Info

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Primula vulgaris

Without doubt this native British plant is one of the most beautiful of the Primula family and an excellent garden plant. The flowers are of softest yellow, a colour very rare among flowers, and are deliciously scented. Happy in full sun or part shade. Flowers spring. Height 6inMore Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Rarely-seen, stunning white form of the famous Himalayan blue poppy. Pure white silky petals surround golden stamens making this a real eye-catcher, particularly as it's ideal for damp, shady borders where other plants might not thrive. The 7-10cm (3-4in) blooms are 99% true to tMore Info

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Knautia macedonica

One of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. The dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a largeMore Info

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Echinacea paradoxa var. paradoxa

A real paradox! This is the rare and most unusual 'purple cone flowerwith yellow flowers. Back in 1902 it was first named Brauneria paradoxa and after further changes to its taxonomy is now a member of the Echinaceas. A prized and seldom offered border plant. Limited availabilityMore Info

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Daphne gemmata 'Royal Crown'

This rare and sought after deciduous shrub of compact habit originates from China. The glossy green leaves and clusters of pretty yellow flowers make a stunning show on the patio. Blooming from late spring to summer, the yellow flowers are sought after by bees and are followed byMore Info

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Lily 'Black Jewel'

Rare and mysterious, black flowers always generate interest and fascination amongst collectors, as well as amateur growers. 'Black Jewel' is one of the darkest lilies currently available, and is a luxurious and expensive favourite of florists. So why not grow your own? With its lMore Info

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Tree Peony 'Rockii Mixed'

Few plants can compare with the spectacular beauty of a tree peony in full bloom. A mature plant can boast in excess of a hundred wonderfully exotic blooms, each one measuring 25cm (10in) or more across. Breathtaking in borders, tree peonies also make exquisite cut flowers. WhenMore Info

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Pinkcurrant 'Gloire de Sablon'

Rarely available in shops, the fruit of pink Currant 'Gloire de Sablon' are highly desirable for decorating desserts, or making summer puddings, jams and jellies. The remarkable soft, translucent pink currants have a delightful fragrance and a juicy, sweet flavour. These robust pMore Info

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Calycanthus chinensis

Rarely found in gardens, Calycanthus chinensis deserves to be much more widely grown. This handsome deciduous shrub forms a bushy, medium sized plant cloaked in glossy, mid-green foliage that turns to buttery yellow in autumn. In early summer it bears white, camellia-like flowersMore Info

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Petit Blue'

If you are looking for deep blue flowers Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Petit Blue' must be on your list of plants to consider. The intense blue flowers act as a magnet to all passing pollinating insects so you get the benefit of your own wildlife party during late summer and earlyMore Info

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Adenium 'Hybrids Mixed'

An exciting, otherworldly plant, with rose-like blossom, giving rise to the common name ?desert rose?. Height 20-30cm (8-12in).More Info

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Antirrhinum majus 'Royal Bride'

A wonderful antirrhinum of top quality. Stately plants with rich green foliage and spikes of large, purest white snap dragon flowers which have a rare, gorgeous fragrance. Superb for contrast in the border and makes an excellent cut flowerMore Info

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Cranberry & Lingonberry Collection

These small evergreen bushes are rarely without flower or berry throughout the year, making them an attractive and very productive addition to the fruit and patio garden, and loaded with goodness. Lingonberries and cranberries are high in vitamins and nutrients, and make excellenMore Info

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Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Red Dragon'

Rarely seen outside of arboretum collections, be one of the lucky few to add this elegant edgeworthia to your own garden. A truly unique winter-flowering shrub with a beautifully intense fragrance! Clusters of white buds burst into a rich red display of verbena-like blooms on barMore Info

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Sollya heterophylla

Would you believe this plant is considered a weed in Australia? Not so in the UK where we enjoy its delicate beauty. It's easy to grow, preferring a sheltered corner, where it'll give 2 metres worth of evergreen display, cloaked in little blue bell flowers through the summer. ThiMore Info

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Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

One of the hardy Geranium discoveries of the century! 'Purple Hazeis a stunning plant, producing amazing foliage with a unique bronze-purple hue, a shade rarely seen in hardy Geranium foliage. The leaves are deepest in shade during spring, gradually changing to an attractive deepMore Info

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Rhodotypos scandens

Native to China, Rhodotypos scandens, also known as Jet Bead or White Kerria, is a deciduous shrub with arching branches, but which remains fairly compact, making it suitable for borders of small and medium sized gardens. In late spring and early summer the plant produces simple,More Info

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Buddleja davidii 'Masquerade'

Buddleja davidii 'Masquerade' produces panicles of purple-red flowers that are borne on narrow stems between July and September. This variegated variety is rarely seen, originating as a sport of Buddleja 'Harlequin'. The sage green foliage features wide cream margins but like allMore Info

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Hydrangea petiolaris

Hydrangea petiolaris is an elegant climbing Hydrangea, perfect for cold, north-facing walls that rarely see the sun. This shade-loving Hydrangea bears lacy white blooms in summer, providing a beautiful contrast to its cloak of dark green foliage. These heart-shaped leaves turn buMore Info

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Onion 'Ishikura' (Bunching Onion)

A new type of spring onion. Spring Onion Ishikuro does not form bulbs, yet stays white and very straight. Can be harvested pencil-thin or thinner, yet left till it's grown as thick as a mature carrot. Because Spring Onion Ishikuro has such a long harvesting period, you rarely wasMore Info

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Clematis 'Apollonia'

Clematis 'Apollonia' has flowers with snow white sepals and creamy yellow anthers in the centre. It flowers from June until August, and is a compact variety, making it deal for planting in patio containers with trellis or in obelisk planters. This Clematis looks wonderful plantedMore Info

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Sollya heterophylla

Would you believe this plant is considered a weed in Australia? Not so in the UK where we enjoy its delicate beauty. It's easy to grow, preferring a sheltered corner, where it'll give 2 metres worth of evergreen display, cloaked in little blue bell flowers through the summer. ThiMore Info

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Iris bucharica

Flourishes of yellow and white blooms stand atop leafy stems and will grace your garden year after year. April-blooming and hassle free, this iris is seldom seen in the UK and is sure to be the envy of visitors to your garden! Looks great planted in groups between paving or in roMore Info

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