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'Unusual Plants'

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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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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

This unusual little plant is one of my garden favourites; and you can always track it down in the garden by listening for the sound of buzzing bees. It's easy to grow too; at home in most soils and producing sprays of electric-blue, metallic blooms, which …  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Purple
  • 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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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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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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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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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 October. It…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Walls & Fences
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Longevity: Shrub

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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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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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Isotoma '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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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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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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Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy'

Thuja orientalis 'Franky Boy' is an interesting specimen plant for a garden, with unusual foliage that looks like upward-growing, coarse yellow-green strands. This hardy, evergreen conifer forms a rounded pear shape, and can turn bronze/ orange during the…  More Info

  • Sun shade: Full sun
  • Grows in: Borders

  • Longevity: Shrub

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Sarracenia species 'New Hybrids Mixed'

Strikingly attractive pitcher plants which give no outward hint of their unusual dietary habits! They attract insects with their enticing scent, alluring colours and the promise of a nectar-like secretion on the lip of the 'pitcher'. A slippery footing on…  More Info

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

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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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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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Penstemon digitalis 'Husker Red' - Kew Collection Seeds

A plant collector's item for decades. Husker's Red is an unusual Penstemon offering maroon-red , occasionally bronze-green foliage when grown from seed. This is coupled with contrasting spikes of blushed pink flowers making useful late summer colour for…  More Info

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

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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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Peach 'Lacrima' (Weeping)

Exclusive to Thompson & Morgan we are proud to offer the world's first ever edible weeping peach tree. Lacrima is a good cropper, starting to produce sweet and juicy fruit in the second year after planting. A must have for those looking for the unusual.  More Info

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

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'

Unusual unbroken single petal in pink and white.  More Info

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

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Ipomoea x sloteri 'Cardinal Climber'

Stunning bright red blooms with unusual serrated foliage.  More Info

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

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Sunflower Collection

This collection comprises; 'Italian White', 'Harlequin', and 'Velvet Queen'. Sunflower 'Italian White' - Unusual cream flowers with a deep chocolate centre surrounded by a golden 'halo'. Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid - A stunning bicoloured blend, which…  More Info




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Viola x williamsiana 'Brush Strokes'

These very unusual and distinctive small viola faces produce a palette of colours as if individually brushed by an artist. Bushy, dwarf plants give outstanding garden performance in summer or autumn displays.  More Info

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

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Begonia semperflorens 'Organdy Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Combining a stunning range of flower colours with unusual bronze and green foliage, this fabulous specimen produces an incredible floral display in the garden. Drought and wet tolerant, plants will thrive in all weather conditions.  More Info

  • Sun shade: Sun or semi shade
  • Grows in: Borders
  • Flower Colour: Mixed
  • 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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Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'

A magical back of border plant with many large, silky blooms in shades from rich purple, through mauve, to the highly unusual and elusive blues. Flowers summer. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). Flowers in first year  More Info

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

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Antirrhinum majus 'Madame Butterfly' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Awarded an All American Selection medal for its unusual azalea-shaped flowers, Antirrhinum 'Madame Butterfly' creates a riot of colour throughout summer. The unique, double snapdragon flowers last much longer than single-flowered varieties. Perfect for a long…  More Info

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

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