erythrinacristagallili_000
Semi-Hardy Exotics

Perennial and tropical plants that I would not quite call hardy. Many may survive outside given a warm area of the country but for most these are best kept under cover over winter.

Larger picture

Agapanthus africanus

African Lily  15 seeds җ
Agapanthus africanus is a stunning violet blue lily from South Africa which has large heads of clear blue umbels carried high over a mound of dark green strap like leaves. Africanus is a larger plant and not frost hardy below about -5˚C best suited to a conservatory. Available in most Garden Centres but expensive - why not try growing some from seed - if you can wait a few years for the plants to mature.
JS322
Larger picture

Agapanthus Snow White

White African Lily 15 seeds  җ җ
Agapanthus Snow White is a new introduction that will flower within 1 year from seed and hardy enough to be left outside permanently in milder areas. Dwarfer in habit with multiple flowering stems.
JS1448
Larger picture

Agave Americana

Century Plant 15 seeds 
Agave Americana is a handsome desert plant used in tubs and ornamental pots that will take a light frost.
JS219

Agave attenuata

New for 2015!

Foxtail Agave 20 seeds 

One of the most attractive and popular Agaves, this species from central Mexico has very wide, unarmed, fleshy and soft, pale green to blue green leaves with a felty texture, and forms a leaning or creeping trunk with age. A great plant for frost-free subtropics and for patio decoration in the summer but brought back under cover during winter. You can see it in abundance over the hill sides in Madeira with its long curling flower spikes.
JS3591

Agave havardiana

New for 2015!

Harvards Century Plant 10 seeds 

A particularly attractive, medium-sized Agave, native to western Texas, that forms a tight rosette of well armed, bluish-grey leaves. It can take heavy freezes with ease but needs a very well drained spot in full sun to survive in a sheltered spot outside in the UK.
JS3592
Larger picture

Agave Mixed

Mixed Agave 15 seeds 
Mixed Agave make handsome desert plants used in tubs and ornamental pots. We offer a mixture of Agave species for patio pot displays.
JS174

Agave ovatifolia Giant Form

New for 2015!

Giant Whale's Tongue Century Plant 10 seeds 

Agave ovatifolia is true dream of a plant originally discovered from north-eastern Mexico, where it grows in a small, rugged mountain area between 3700 and 7000 ft.  This giant form of Agave ovatifolia has much more attractive, larger black spines and will grow into a rather large, solitary plant with broad, lightly keeled, almost unreal, powdery greyish white leaves in a dense rosette that can reach to 10 ft. across. In cultivation it is well adapted to temperate climates. Best of all is that not only it can take drought and very severe freezes without damage, it will also hold up well in cold and damp winters if given excellent drainage, outperforming most other Agave in this respect. For any Agave aficionado, this is a must-grow plant!
JS3593
Larger picture

Agave parryi

Parry's Century Plant   10 seeds
Agave parryi is one of the best compact forms looking like a larger version of an artichoke in smokey blue. Grows to 2 ft maximum but slow growing.
JS599
Larger picture

Aloe Hybrids

The best of the hardiest Aloes 10 seeds җ
A unique collection of the hardiest ornamental Aloes from South Africa. These hybrids have proved to be hardier than the species as well as being bred for the best ornamental value. Tall plants to 6ft or more that will need dry conditions to survive any frosts but even then -5°C will be the maximum tolerance. See pictures of each type of hybrid Aloe we have for sale

Larger picture

Aloe Mixed

Mixed Aloe including Aloe Vera 15 seeds 
Unusual desert plants often used for medicinal purposes. We offer a mixed packet of Aloe species from the USA for you to try.
JS724
Larger picture

Beaucarnea recurvita

Ponytail Palm  10 seeds
Beaucarnea recurvata is well known as a robust house plant all around the world. They commonly are single trunks with a huge swollen base topped with bright green leaves that spiral down from the central crown. The leaves grow to 6 feet but are only about inch wide. Plants will usually grow to 6-8 feet tall when in containers but larger if planted outside in a frost free area. Native to semi-desert regions of Southeastern Mexico and closely related to Yucca, liking similar arid conditions, hardy to about -5C. The swollen base is a water store for the plant which survives in hot dry climates - do not over water!

JS2016
Larger picture

Canna Seed Mixed

Indian Shot Large Hybrids Mixed  10 seeds җ
Canna lilies have a hard seed (hence Indian Shot!) and will need scratching and soaking before sowing. If you want named hybrids though please see our plant section, but you may be lucky enough to raise a brand new hybrid from this seed collection! Most of these Canna seeds have been collected from our own plants and 90% seem to produce useful large flowered plants either similar to the parent or a hybrid cross. The roots of some Cannas in particular Canna Edulis are much larger than modern hybrids and sometimes called Queensland Arrowroot that can be cooked and eaten. Not tried it myself so cannot recommend the taste. We sell the plants of Canna Edulis on our Plant site www.junglegardens.co.uk
JS1222
Canna

Canna Tropicana Series Mixed

Indian Shot  12 seeds җ
A mixed packet of 2 seeds of each colour from the Canna Tropicana Series.
JS1927
Larger picture

Canna Tropicana Series Red

Indian Shot  8 seeds җ
A superb strain of seed raised Canna Tropicana. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent.  Easy germination.
JS1878

Canna Tropicana Series Red Bronze

Indian Shot  8 seeds җ

This new scarlet flower on deep red/bronze foliage of Canna Tropicana  is a real stunner! The leaves are almost as uniform and deep red as Australia and the flower, a deep scarlet contrasts spectacularly with the foliage. A new member of this superb strain of seed raised Cannas. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.

JS2886
Larger picture

Canna Tropicana Series Rose

Indian Shot  8 seeds  җ
Canna Tropicana Rose - a superb strain of seed raised Canna. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.
JS1876
Larger picture

Canna Tropicana Series Salmon

Indian Shot  8 seeds җ
A superb strain of seed raised Canna. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.
JS1879
Larger picture

Canna Tropicana Series White

Indian Shot  8 seeds җ
A superb strain of seed raised Canna. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction of Canna Tropicana is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.
JS1926
Larger picture

Canna Tropicana Series Yellow

Indian Shot  8 seeds  җ
A superb strain of seed raised Canna. In the first year they start flowering from June, given an early sowing in Jan to Feb. Plus they are quickly clump forming to 8 or 10 flowering shoots by the end of the first season! Semi dwarf to 3ft and ideal for borders or pots. The big attraction is that they are Canna virus free and the colour range is excellent. Easy germination.
JS1877

Canna tuerckheimii

Species Indian Shot 10 seeds
This giant Canna, native of Belize, has huge green foliage and a branching habit, the spikes of small flowers typical of a species Canna are crimson but with the plant growing to 16ft you might need a step ladder to admire them! Canna tuerckheimii is great for a tropical foliage effect from seed.
JS2831

Carnation Giant Chabaud Super Claudia Mixed

Double Carnation aprx 100 seeds җ
Carnation Giant Chabaud has large fully double fringed flowers, with a wide colour range to 45cm. These large flowers are 100% double and supported on strong stems. A strain selected for its uniform, prolific flowering and ideal for cutting. Seeds can be sown in early Jan for Jun flowering to Apr for Sep flowering. Can also be sown in Jul under glass for spring flowering in pots. No heat required for keeping over winter as a perennial but they need to be kept under cover and fairly dry in cold weather.
JS3197
Larger picture

Cinnamomum camphora

Camphor Tree  10 seeds  җ
Cinnamomum camphora is a member of the laurel family, this tree is a broad leafed evergreen containing aromatic essential oils. The shiny green leaves are quite distinctive, helping to identify the tree at a distance.  The essential oil 'camphor' is obtained from the leaves and twigs. Small yellow flowers are followed by black berries. New growth is frost sensitive and the tree is only hardy in mild parts of the country like Cornwall, maybe tolerant to -5C once mature.

JS2002
Larger picture

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Harlequin Glorybower  10 seeds  җ
Clerodendrum trichotomum makes a handsome, vigorous, late-flowering shrub or small tree valuable for its summer and autumn effects. The fragrant white flowers encased in maroon calyces appear in August and September and are followed by bright blue berries still with the colourful calyces. They bloom on current seasons growth. The foliage is dense, attractive and relatively pest -free; when crushed it releases the most unusual scent of peanut butter. Hardy to about -7C with some die back of growth but suckers freely from the base.

JS1682
Larger picture

Cyphomandra abutiloides

Dwarf Tamarillo  Pkt җ
Cyphomandra abutiloides is a rare member of the solanum family. This is a tamarillo species grown in South America as a food plant, but the taste is not to my liking. It produces clusters of orange 1/2” berries amongst large, heart shaped downy leaves. Not totally hardy, but makes an excellent summer bedding plant reaching at least 6ft from seed in one season.

JS1951
Larger picture

Dahlia Bishops Children

Bedding Dahlia  Aprx 50 seeds җ
Dahlia Bishops Children was developed from the original and popular Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ this is a new generation of tall seed grown dahlias with red bronze elegant dark foliage and stems, topped by rich single flowers in shades of red, orange, pink and gold. Grows to 3ft tall by 2ft wide. Tubers may be kept for future years planting or for cutting material of the best colours.

JS2158

Dahlia Cactus Flowered Mixed

Cactus Bedding Dahlia Aprx 50 seeds җ
Dahlia Cactus Flowered produces superb bold flowering dahlias with large, spiky 'cactus' blooms in a range of attractive colours. They are quite tall plants to 4ft, making them ideal for creating a statement in bedding displays or herbaceous borders, where they are particularly useful for filling in gaps that appear as other plants go to seed. They are frost tender, but can be re-used each year if the tubers are lifted in the autumn and stored in a frost-free place. Some people reckon that you can cook and eat the roots of these large cactus types like sweet potatoes but the flavour may be somewhat questionable?
JS2797

Dahlia Dandy

Dwarf Bedding Dahlia  Aprx 50 seeds җ
Dahlia Dandy is a lovely mixture of a collarette type dahlias excellent for bedding or to cut tp 2ft. Green foliage and compact habit in a stunning colour range. Around the central eye is a collar of short upright petals which often contrast with the main petals giving a distinctive and unique appearance.
JS2352

Dahlia Double Decorative Hybrids

Cut Flower Dahlia Aprx 50 seeds җ
Dahlia Double Decorative  is for the taller border growing to 4ft producing flat semi double flowers in an excellent range of colours. Usually grown for cut flowers on long stems.
JS2796

Dahlia Figaro Mixed

Dwarf Bedding Dahlia Aprx 50 seeds
Dahlia Figaro Mixed is one of the best bedding dahlia, Figaro offers a brilliant array of fully double 3" blooms on dwarf 35cm plants in a variety of colours amid fresh green foliage. These plants will retain colour from early summer until frost and flowers reliably from seed in the first year.
JS2795

Dahlia Redskin

Dwarf Bedding Dahlia  Aprx 50 seeds җ
A new and exciting dwarf Dahlia 12" to 18" in height with a good colour range of double flowers in white, pink, red, purple, and orange from July to frost. Like Bishops children, what makes this variety special is the dark maroon/green foliage. Excellent for bedding out and if you want a particular selection of colours like all red/scarlet just keep the tubers over winter from the selected colours for next years plants.
JS2333

Daphne bholua

Himalayan Daphne 10 seeds җ
Originating in the eastern Himalayas, Daphne bholua forms an upright growing evergreen shrub with leathery mid-green oval leaves. It produces intensely fragrant flowers which are pink on the outside and white within. It will thrive on any fertile free draining soils provided they are not too dry. It makes an ideal shrub for the small garden because it is quite slow growing and flowers during the late winter when most other plants are dormant. Daphnes hate transplanting and should only be pruned when absolutely necessary.The only problem is that the shrub is only partially hardy to about -5C and will defoliate after frosts and will need some expertise and patience to raise from seed.
JS3225

Echium pininana

The Tree Echium  10 seeds җ
Echium pininana is a spectacular Echium from the Canary Islands, capable of producing a 12ft flower spike of deep blue flowers from a basal rosette of narrow hairy leaves. From my own experience it will only take -5˚C before being killed by frost but if you are in a warm area, you have to try this plant given room. It is really a biennial though flowering the second year from seed after which it will need replacing. Make sure you have plenty of room for this giant!
JS622
Larger picture

Echium Pink Fountain

Hybrid Echium  10 seeds  җ
Echium Pink Fountain is a cross between Echium pininana and Echium wildpretii, it produces enormous 10ft, tapering towers of dainty pink flowers over large rosettes of coarse, strap-like leaves, creating a real spectacle. This plant will need some winter protection in colder areas and is only fully hardy in warm areas.
JS2296

Echium Snow Tower

Tree Echium  10 seeds җ
Another spectacular Echium from the Channel Islands, Echium Snow Tower is capable of producing a 15ft flower spike of pure white flowers from a basal rosette of narrow hairy leaves. From my own experience it will only take -5˚C before being killed by frost but if you are in a warm area, you have to try this plant given room. It is really a biennial though flowering the second year from seed after which it will need replacing. Make sure you have plenty of room for this giant!
JS3006
Larger picture

Echium wildpretii

Tower of Jewels  10 seeds җ
A truly spectacular Echium from the Canary Islands very popular with our customers, Echium wildpretii is capable of producing a 6ft flower spike of pink flowers from a basal rosette of narrow hairy leaves. From my own experience it will only take -5˚C before being killed by frost but if you are in a warm area, you have to try this plant given room. It is really a biennial though flowering the second year from seed after which it will need replacing.
JS1276
Larger picture

Erythrina crista-galli

Common Coral Tree 10 seeds җ
I have grown Erythrina crista-galli  on and off for years but it really needs a hot sunny conservatory to do well. Long terminal spikes of typical pea family bright red flowers. Tall plant flowering at 6ft+ but dies back to ground level in cold climates, watch out for the wicked thorns on the stems though! Easy to raise from seed and fairly fast growing.
JS168
Larger picture

Geranium Black Velvet Mixed

Geranium (Pelagonium) 12 seeds
Geranium Black Velvet, a spectacular new seed grown geranium with near black leaves edged in dark green that really show off the flowers to perfection. We supply a mixed packet of seed in Appleblossom, Red, Rose and Salmon.

JS1719
Larger picture

Geranium F1 Horizon Mixed

Geranium (Pelagonium) 10 seeds
Seed grown hybrid geraniums have come a long way over the last few years and are often indistinguishable from cutting grown hybrids, early to flower, good branching habit and zonal foliage. Geranium F1 Horizon range is an excellent example of a superb colour range and most with zonal foliage all with a compact habit and ideal for pot plants or bedding. I remember the first geraniums I grew from seed many years ago when they first came on to the market and I would have given my right arm for this or the Maverick selection!

JS1716
Larger picture

Geranium F1 Horizon Picotee Mixed

Geranium (Pelagonium) 10 seeds
Seed grown hybrid geraniums have come a long way over the last few years and are often indistinguishable from cutting grown hybrids, early to flower, good branching habit and zonal foliage. The Geranium F1 Horizon Picotee range have paler centres giving a two tone colour effect together with zonal foliage, all with a compact habit and ideal for pot plants or bedding.

JS1717
Larger picture

Geranium F1 Maverick Mixed

Geranium (Pelagonium) 10 seeds
The Geranium Maverick series bred for volume commercial use is one of the best seed grown geraniums, easy to grow and very uniform to flower on strong zonal foliage. Large 15cm shatter resistant flower heads in a wide range of colours make them very suitable for bedding out or for Pot/Patio use.

JS1732

Geranium maderense

Madeira Daisy 10 seeds җ
Geranium maderense is a greenhouse or conservatory pot plant for most areas of the UK, requiring a frost free position in full sun. At its peak this geranium stands 5 feet high and its inflorescence is 3 feet in diameter when flowering in late winter to late spring. This is the largest of all Geranium species, a giant aromatic plant with huge beautifully divided leaves. A spectacular short lived perennial plant if you have space for it.
JS2557
Larger picture

Lantana camara mixed hybrids

Lantana  20 seeds 
From my own experience Lantana camara are not easy to grow from seed unless the seed is fresh. We have identified what we believe to be a good seed source for these excellent pot or summer bedding plants. I have a very old plant trained as a 5ft standard that makes a spectacular display each year in our borders.
JS634

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Himalayan Blue Poppy 50 seeds җ
Meconopsis betonicifolia is a fabulous plants with stunning blue flowers but not easy to grow without the right conditions. The trick is to sow them cool in early spring and plant them in a shady cool damp but well drained situation. They produce a rosette of bristly leaves and then in late spring they send up a flower shoot several feet tall which produces one or more terminal flowers usually followed by further flowers lower down the stalk. The blue colour ranges from a clear pale sky blue though intense pure blue to violet shades.  The rosette of foliage will remain over the summer in cool damp climates, but even in England it will become very battered and may even disappear for a while like an Oriental poppy. The flowering rosettes die as winter arrives, but strong plants will have produced offset rosettes and so will spread into a clump over the years.
JS2563
Larger picture

Nicotiana glauca

Tree Tobacco  Pkt
Nicotiana glauca is a small tree native to Bolivia and Argentina to 20ft, but often remaining only 6-10ft. Trees bloom year round in warm climates with sprays of yellow tubular flowers, or during warm months in colder climates. Needs only average water and little care when established. Silvery grey/green attractive foliage best grown in full sun or part shade. Hardy to -5˚C but please beware all parts of the plant are poisonous. In our 2005 trials February seedlings reached 12ft by September and started flowering from June.
JS1286
Larger picture

Panax ginseng

Asian Ginseng  10 seeds
A highly regarded Oriental medicine derived from the rootstock this is a Perennial bush to 90cm believed to be Hardy in the UK but we are not certain. Panax ginseng prefers a woodland condition with moist humus rich soil in semi shade to full shade. Quite a few years wait though before harvesting!
JS2468
Larger picture

Polygala myrtifolia

September Bush  10  seeds
Polygala myrtifolia is a pretty evergreen medium sized shrub from South Africa that will grow outside in very mild locations where frosts are minimal. Often used for hedging in its native country and tolerant of regular pruning, it bears bright purple pea-like flowers from Jul to Sept. Easy from seed with a little care.
JS2315

Puya chilensis

"Chagual" 10 seeds җ
A rare member of the bromeliad family from the Andes Puya chilensis has caused a stir at the Chelsea flower show recently with its unusual inflorescenses. Larger plants will take a light frost and can be found growing in some cornish coastal gardens quite successfully. An evergreen desert like perennial it forms large, dense rosettes of grey-green, strap like leaves edged with hooked spines. The green-yellow flowers are born on spikes up to 2 m high which resemble a medieval mace. Makes a useful, if not thorny, house plant until larger. Tolerant to drought but prefers plenty of water in the summer growing season and kept dry in winter.
JS2868

Sarracenia leucophylla

White Top Pitcher Plant 10 seeds җ
Sarracenia leucophylla is often called the most beautiful American pitcher plant, the leaves can reach a height of 80/100 cm with spectacular red veining and the hood is pure white also with red veins. The plant is able to tolerate a light frost and can be grown outside in the summer but best taken into a cold greenhouse over winter to protect it from severe frosts. Use a 50:50 peat/vermiculite mix and in the summer stand the pots in a shallow tray of water - they are bog plants!
JS2430

Sarracenia Mixed

Mixed Sarracenia from North America 10 seeds җ
A useful mix of these partially hardy Pitcher Plants from North America
JS3262
Larger picture

Sarracenia purpurea

Carniverous Plant

Hardiest Pitcher Plant  10 seeds

Sarracenia purpurea is a fantastically strange carnivorous plant that is easy it grow. Mature plants produce 6-8 inch pitchers that grow horizontal in a rosette pattern, the pitchers curve upwards and wider toward the pitcher mouth. The purple pitcher has a unique hood that is vertical and open to catch rainwater. The colours range from bright yellow-green to deep purple with many red veins running throughout the pitchers. It produces solitary pink to dark red flowers on leafless 1-2 foot stems.

Sarracenia purpurea is the hardiest of all pitcher plants, it is found in boggy areas of North America and can tolerate very low temperatures and can be grown outdoors in all parts of the UK. The purple pitcher makes a great outdoor container plant; they do best when placed in bright sunlight with wet summer and dry winter positions.

JS1676

Sophora secundiflora

Texas Mountain Laurel or Mescal Bean 10 seeds
Sophora secundiflora is a cool tolerant slow growing shrub with glossy leaves and beautiful lavender flower clusters in the spring. Should make a useful cool or cold conservatory plant tolerant of dry conditions in light shade. The hard seeds will need a bit of scarification and soaking before planting.
JS2789

Vitex agnus castus

Chaste Tree 10 seeds  җ
Vitex agnus castus or Caste Tree is an open, spreading, tender deciduous shrub with aromatic, dark green, palmate leaves and panicles of small, fragrant, lilac-blue, dark blue or pale blue flowers in early to mid-autumn. Typically grows to 4 - 6ft and the flowers are produced in terminal panicles 5" to 7" long. Only frost hardy to -5C this is a Mediterranean plant requiring a hot sunny position with well-drained soil being quite drought resistant. This plant is well known for its medicinal properties.
JS3229
Larger picture

Zantedeschia aethiopica

Arum Lily  15 seeds  җ җ
Zantedeschia aethiopica - I have been growing these beautiful lilies for many many years and just love the stunning white flowers set against the strong green foliage. We also offer a new hybrid called Marshmallow Pink. Both quite Hardy capable of taking frost and re-growing from the root stock in spring. Loves water.

JS215
Larger picture

Zantedeschia aethiopica Marshmallow Pink

Pink Arum Lily 8 seeds җ
We have managed to collect some fresh seed of this rare pink hybrid Zantedeschia aethiopica lily for the 2010 season. A fantastic complement to the white or green form, this water loving variety is reasonably hardy capable of taking light frosts and re-growing from the root stock in spring.

JS1181

Zantedeschia albomaculata

Spotted Calla Lily 15 Seeds җ 
Zantedeschia albomaculata is a summer rainfall species from eastern southern Africa found in marshy ground on rocky or grassy mountainsides. It is a medium/tall plant with arrow shaped leaves that have white spots. It has white or creamy calla like spathes not quite so open as aethiopica and not quite as hardy.
JS2827
Larger picture

Zantedeschia Green Goddess

Green Goddess  15 seeds җ җ
The fabulous Zantedeschia Green Goddess lily, a large plant with huge white flowers stained green at the tips. Quite Hardy capable of taking frost and re-growing from the root stock in spring. Loves water and a perfect flower arrangers dream.

JS710

zz

Symbol Codes

Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

Backlog for Fresh Seed Flavour

Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

Needs Shady Position Sunny Position Water Loving