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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…  More Info

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

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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.…  More Info

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

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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

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

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Tacca chantrieri 'Nivea'

This rare white form of the ever popular Bat Plant offers shiny, dark green leaves and in 2-3 years when mature, magnificent white, green veined blooms with long tentacles. A thought- provoking plant for the home or conservatory  More Info

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Indoor Plant
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • Longevity: Perennial

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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…  More Info

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

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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

  • Sun shade: Dappled shade
  • Grows in: Indoor Plant
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Perennial

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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…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • 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…  More Info

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

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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,  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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.<…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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Aralia elata 'Variegata'

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

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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…  More Info

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

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Hydrangea petiolaris

An elegant climbing Hydrangea that's perfect for those cold, north facing walls that rarely see the sun. Shade loving Hydrangea petiolaris bears lacy white blooms in summer that contrast beautifully with its cloak of dark green foliage.  More Info

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

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Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate'

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate' boasts slender flower spikes filled with tightly-packed rich chocolate-coloured flowers. This superb Foxglove is a rarely seen variety, with glossy foliage that complements its unusual blooms. Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Brown
  • Longevity: Biennial

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Lysimachia ephemerum

Lysimachia ephemerum, commonly known as Loosestrife has pallid flower spikes massed with star-shaped white blooms, which contrast beautifully with green-silver foliage. Surprisingly, the attractive Loosestrife is rarely seen in the UK. It is an elegant perennial,…  More Info

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

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Hypericum perforatum

Hypericum perforatum is one of the less-cultivated Hypericums in UK gardens, and is rarely available in garden centres. With golden star-shaped flowers at the tips of upright stems throughout the summer, this hardy perennial makes an excellent addition to wild…  More Info

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

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Viburnum 'Le Bois Marquis'

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

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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 flower  More Info

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

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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,…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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

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

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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…  More Info

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

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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…  More Info

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

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Sisyrinchium californicum

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

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Foxglove lanata

Foxglove lanata, the Grecian Foxglove, is understated, reserved ? and rarely seen in UK gardens. This unusual Foxglove produces fawn-coloured flowers, heavily patterned with intricate, dark brown veins. Its stems and foliage are covered with fine, downy hairs,…  More Info

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

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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 …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Containers
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Longevity: Perennial

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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  More Info

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

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