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'Unusual Plants'

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Mimosa nuttallii 'Pink Sparkles'

An unusual hardy species of this sensitive plant. Lax arching stems with small thorns (briers), and very sensitive leaves that fold when touched are then graced by attractive pink puffball-like flowers during the summer, attracting beneficial insects to…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun

  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'

A very curious and extraordinary plant for the back of borders. Bright green sepals, where most plants have petals and a central, almost black cone. An unusual fresh cut flower, long lasting in water, or use in dried arrangements. Easy to grow,…  More Info

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

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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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Rostrinucula dependens 'Happy Cascade'

Rarely seen, Rostrinucula dependens 'Happy Crusade' is similar in its appearance to a buddleja. A hardy, deciduous, suckering shrub with arching stems that are cloaked with lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and brown, flaking bark.  More Info

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

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Coreopsis tinctoria 'Quills and Thrills Mixed'

Fill your beds and borders with this airy annual, which becomes smothered in unusual, fluted blooms in various combinations of red and yellow all summer long. Makes a stunning display when planted en massePrefers a well-drained soil in full sun  More Info

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

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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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Clematis x aromatica

Clematis with a difference. Graceful 'scramblerwith strongly fragrant flowers from July to October. Admire the unusual deep violet flowers with contrasting pale yellow stamens as the plant trails prettily through borders. Plant informally around a…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Walls & Fences
  • Flower Colour: Cream
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Weigela florida 'Alexandra'

If you are looking for a dark leaved shrub then Weigela florida 'Alexandra' is a superb choice. Weigela was brought to Britain from the Far East in the mid 19th Century and since then many different varieties have been developed. Weigela florida 'Alexandra' is a mid…  More Info

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

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Sambucus nigra f. porphyrophylla 'Black Tower'

Sambucus nigra porphyrophylla 'Black Tower' has the most wonderfully deep, dark, dense and compact foliage and with its upright habit makes it a great Elder for small gardens. Sambucus is a great specimen plant too as it has the most unusual, flattened…  More Info

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

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Pinus x schwerinii 'Wiethorst'

An extraordinarily beautiful dwarf conifer which is one of the few existing cultivars of Pinus x scherwinii. This small tree is pyramid shaped with a dense covering of long, light-green needles showing silvery undersides.  More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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Parrotia persica

Closely related to the Witch Hazel (Hamamelis), Persian Ironwood starts flowering in late winter, producing clusters of small spider-like, crimson flowers. These are followed by glossy, rich green leaves, which in the autumn transform to stunning, vibrant shades of…  More Info

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

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Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine'

Although pure white in colour, the attractive, double blooms of Philadelphus 'Manteau d'Hermine' have an unusual, orange blossom scent. It is this quality that gives the RHS AGM plant its alternative name, Mock Orange. When the flowers appear in June, they…  More Info

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

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Thuja plicata 'Whipcord'

Thuja plicata 'Whipcord' is an enchanting conifer with arching branches that, with maturity, form a wide, shallow dome. The foliage of this delightful conifer turns to shades of deep orange in winter. Thuja plicata 'Whipcord' is a dwarf variety of Western Red Cedar and,…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Tree

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Chilli Pepper Bishops Crown

With their unusual hat-like appearance, these Bishops Crown Chilli Peppers will make a real talking point. Although sometimes slow to mature, these chilli plants will set plenty of peppers throughout the growing season. The red fruits are 7cm (2.8) wide…  More Info

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

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Black Diamonds Shining Angel Blue'

From recent breeding comes this stunning hydrangea with truly unique colouring and flower shapes. Masses of unusual purple-pink-blue flowers are produced on dark, almost black stems - and the colours look different every time you look at it!  More Info

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

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Cirsium 'Pink Blush'

A must-have perennial for all would-be flower fashionistas! Bees and butterflies will flock to this cultivated thistle and so too will friends and family once they see the striking fluffy blooms. The pretty blooms appear on tall stems above low growing foliage rosettes.…  More Info

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

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Viola 'Bunny Ears'

Cheeky little violas that retain that classic pansy face beneath unsually long 'rabbit ear? top petals. The compact plants are perfect for smaller containers or planting pockets in rockeries and borders ? you can even sow them in cracks in walls and paving…  More Info

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

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Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness Improved Mixed'

Years of selection means that we're now able to offer customers this very pretty and unusual-looking dianthus. Vastly improved, this incredibly fragrant variety offers better colours, including some bicolours as well as top-quality fringed flowers. 'Loveliness' will…  More Info

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

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Hosta 'Fragrant Blue'

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' lives up to its name. This Plantain Lily's leaves have an unusual blue tint, providing a colourful backdrop to the mauve flowers that appear in midsummer. These blooms smell as good as they look, delivering on the promise of a pleasant…  More Info

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

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Miscanthus sinensis 'Kleine Silberspinne'

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

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Eryngium leavenworthii

An attractive annual originating from the North American prairies. This species has the unusual characteristic unlike other Eryngiums, to flower quickly from seed in the first year. Each plant will produce spectacular spiky glaucus foliage which changes to…  More Info

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

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Clematis 'Rasputin'

One of the darkest flowered of all clematis is Clematis 'Rasputin' which has deep violet blooms with a velvety appearance. They have furrowed sepals and undulating margins, creating unusual flowers which are borne in profusion from July to September. A position…  More Info

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

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Rhus typhina 'Tiger Eyes'

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

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Acer negundo 'Flamingo'

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Green
  • Longevity: Tree

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Cucumber 'Decorative Ornamental Mixed'

These ornamental cucumbers are fun and easy to grow, producing a mixture of inedible, decorative fruits, with smooth patterned and unusual spiky skins. This half hardy annual climber makes an intriguing and decorative border plant for the border or patio…  More Info

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

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Rose 'Climbing Masquerade'

* New in 2015This unusual climbing rose carries cupped flowers of three different shades at the same time for a flamboyant carnival of summer colour! The double blooms of Rose 'Masquerade' unfurl a delicate shade of yellow, and mature through tones of soft pink…  More Info

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

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Dodecatheon meadia

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

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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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2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock)

Like the rest of the â??Ballerinaâ?? range, this recently introduced variety has an unusual columnar habit that is well suited to large patio containers. However, Apple â??Ballerina Sambaâ?? also sports side-shoots that extend from the main stem, turning  More Info

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

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2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock)

Looking for something a bit different? Apple â??Surprizeâ?? is a real departure from traditional eating apples. Beneath their glossy orange skins, the fruits have unusual pink flesh! This recent introduction is not just a novelty â?? the flavour is a good  More Info

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

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2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock)

A juicy, refreshingly sweet apple that is instantly recognisable by its deep maroon colour. Apple 'Spartan' is also an excellent pollinator for other apple trees and so is extremely useful in any collection.  More Info

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

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2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock)

A great Cherry tree for our unpredictable UK weather, Cherry ?Summer Sun? will produce a large crop of tasty dark red fruits in July each year to give you a tasty treat! A reliable variety that is also reasonably compact in its growth meaning it can be trained against a…  More Info

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

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Zamioculcas zamiifolia (House Plant)

This unusual looking plant has stiff, evergreen leaves with a lustrous, glossy sheen that stand erect from its fleshy rhizomatous stems. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is an adaptable house plant that seems to thrive on neglect. With very little effort,…  More Info

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

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Celosia argentea var. cristata 'Century Mixed'

All America Selections Bronze Medal winner for 1985. Extremely large flowers often 12in long, produced in abundance. Colours are scarlet, yellow, cream, rose and deep red. Attractive and unusual pot plants also suitable for bedding in a warm sunny…  More Info

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

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Yucca filamentosa

Also known as Adam's needle and thread, this unusual architectural plant forms a low clump of evergreen sword-shaped leaves with curious, fine curly filaments along the the leaf edges. From late summer, a truly spectacular flower spike emerges, rocketing…  More Info

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

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Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit'

Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit' is an unusual and striking plant with sprays of spikey electric blue flowers, with up to 100 on each plant. They are very adaptable and can grow in various types of soil, and also in patio containers. As a dwarf variety it has…  More Info

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

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