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'Unusual Plants'

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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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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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Laurentia 'Fizz 'N' Pop'

Laurentia ?Fizz ?N? Pop? are fabulous heat-tolerant plants that produce unusually large nectar rich flowers with broad petals and feathery green leaves. They are compact plants with a long flowering period and are perfect in patio pots as well as   More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Annual

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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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Dianthus 'Cherry Burst'

With its pinky good looks, 'Cherry Burst' is refreshingly different, with pointed petals, each seemingly dipped in white at the tips, and a lovely soft fragrance.  More Info

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

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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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Buddleja davidii 'Wisteria Lane'

Long, deep lilac flower spikes hangdown with an unusual weeping habit, reminiscent of wisteria. This striking freestanding shrub is relatively compact, enhancing the back of a sunny border as well as a large container on the terrace. Wherever you plant it,…  More Info

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

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Berkheya purpurea

Nicknamed the 'purple sunflower', this shining beauty makes a fantastic border plant, producing a neat, ground-hugging rosette of thistle-like foliage and a striking flower stem that demands attention in any planting display. The gently prickled leaves…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • 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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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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Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden. Don't get caught out with other gaillardia - some aren't reliably perennial. But, one of the qualities of this super new series is perennial reliability, and unrivalled flower power. Unusual, two-tone…  More Info

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

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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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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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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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Peach 'Stark Saturn'

An unusual variety with flat shaped fruits that are often sold in supermarkets as donut peaches. Despite its novel appearance, Peach ?Stark Saturn? has a good sweet flavour with juicy, white flesh, making it a worthwhile variety for a sunny sheltered position.  More Info

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

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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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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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Chaenomeles japonica 'Sargentii'

Chaenomeles japonica 'Sargentii' is a good ground cover shrub that has unusual waxy orange flowers in spring. Later in the summer the shrub produces aromatic golden fruits. The Japanese Dwarf Quince likes a sunny position and can be trained against walls and…  More Info

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

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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' (Garden Ready)

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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Centratherum intermedium 'Pineapple Sangria'

Attractive, fluffy, lavender-blue, button-like flowers approx 2cm ( 3/4in) across are produced all summer on bushy plants with unusual, pineapple fragrant foliage. Very heat and drought tolerant, attracting butterflies and adding fragrance to borders or…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun

  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Perennial

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Antirrhinum nanum 'Frosted Flames'

The rich carnival of colour produced by this stunning Antirrhinum is perfectly foiled by the unusual, frosted foliage, making the plants a real talking point. Exceptional performance for the summer border  More Info

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

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Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila f. kurilensis 'Rosea'

Extremely dwarf plants with attractive, nodding, rose-pink and cream flowers against unusual blue-green, fan shaped foliage. This compact Aquilegia is ideal for planting at the front of borders, in containers or alpine gardens where it will self…  More Info

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

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Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

An attractive first year flowering perennial, producing bushy plants with clusters of wiry stems clothed in unusual rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens. Ideal for attracting butterflies to your borders or containers.…  More Info

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

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Laurentia 'Fizz 'N' Pop Glowing Purple'

Laurentia ?Fizz ?N? Pop? are fabulous heat-tolerant plants that produce unusually large nectar rich flowers with broad petals and feathery green leaves. They are compact plants with a long flowering period and are perfect in patio pots as well as   More Info

  • Sun shade: full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Blue
  • Longevity: Annual

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Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma'

Berberis x ottawensis 'Auricoma' is easily recognisable because its dense, purple-red leaves stand out amongst other plants' green foliage. This unusual tone contrasts with the bright, yellow flowers this Barberry produces in the early spring. It also…  More Info

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

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