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New Flower Seeds

New Flower Seed for 2015

As part of our customer service we are always looking for exciting or unusual new seeds on a regular basis, all of these  are consolidated into our website as they become available but we like to highlight them in this section. Although these new seeds appear within each category, the following is a growing and working list of all new items for the coming season.

 

This section will be regularly updated as new seeds come in.

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.
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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.
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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!
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Alocasia odora

 New for 2015!

Elephants ears 10 seeds

A common tropical large leaved Aroid very similar to Macrorrhiza but with slightly rounder leaves, will not tolerate such low temperatures as Macrorrhiza but easier to over winter compared with Black Magic. Tall plant perhaps reaching 3 metres in the wild on 2 metre stems and grows very fast from seed to 3ft in the first year if you can provide ideal conditions.

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Amaryllis Dutch Hybrids

New for 2015!

Amaryllis Hybrids 10 seeds

Amaryllis or Hippeastrum are a favourite early spring house or conservatory plants grown for their exotic flowers. Bulbs can be expensive but why not try growing a range of colours from this Dutch hybrid selection of seeds. A bit of patience is required as they can take 3 years to reach flowering size but well worth the wait.
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Eremophila maculata

New for 2015!

"Spotted Emu Bush" 5 seeds җ җ

A dense dwarf frost resistant shrub requiring excellent drainage and an open dry position. The spotted pink flowers are borne singly from winter to late spring or early summer. Eremophila maculata grows to about 2m high and 2m wide. Many Eremophilas come from areas in Australia with less than 150mm annual rain. In most areas of Australia once established they never hand watered again.
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Galphimia gracilis

New for 2015!

Thryallis 10 seeds 

Galphimia gracilis,or Thryallis, is a small tropical shrub from  the tropics producing a constant display of yellow flowers, with light green foliage. Easy to grow in heat but they do best in full sun.

Thryallis once established, like to be kept dry, requiring only light waterings and best in a very well drained compost when kept in a container. Allow the compost to almost dry out between watering. The flowers born on terminal spikes appear all year if kept warm.

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Mimosa nuttallii Pink Sparkles

New for 2015!

Hardy Sensitive Plant 20 seeds 

Pink Sparkles sensitive plant is a close relative to Mimosa pudica but a bit more winter hardy. Some seed suppliers are suggesting that it is winter hardy but that is not the case but able to survive cool winter conditions as a house plant or under glass better than Mimosa pudica. Fluffy pink flowers and touch sensitive leaves with a prostrate habit.

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Orlaya grandiflora

New for 2015!

Lace Flower Aprx 30 seeds җ җ җ

Orlaya grandiflora 'White Finch' is a very useful cut flower for bouquets or a vase. It makes an easy to grow, border plant with decorative snow-white lacy blooms which resemble lace-cap hydrangeas These appear throughout the summer above the fine, fern-like foliage. This gorgeous hardy annual has an extremely long flowering period and will often flower until the first frosts. Grows to about 70cm.

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Passiflora quadrangularis Erotica

New for 2015!

Penis Granadilla  5 seeds

A somewhat bizarre form of Passiflora quadrangularis with distinctly phallus-shaped fruits!  It of course assumes you have enough heat, space and humidity to grow this vine large enough to fruit but an interesting talking point? As a bonus it produces the normal lovely passion flowers of this species once mature.

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Solanum capsicoides

New for 2015!

Devil Plant 10 seeds

A frost tender perennial 2ft to 4ft. It is native to eastern Brazil but naturalized in other tropical regions. This plant is often used in colder but frost free regions as a rootstock for perennial eggplants where it can increase the crop some 10 fold. Also a very ornamental pot plant where it produces lots of bright orange fruits. In autumn the leafless branches with ripe fruits can be used in dry bouquets as the fruits will not dry out, rot or fall off. Easy to grow but for the UK best sown early in the year to produce summer fruits.
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Solanum caripense

New for 2015!

Tzimbalo 10 seeds

This herby shrub is commonly cultivated in South America for its apricot-sized, purple and cream striped fruits that are reminiscent of a pleasantly tart melon. Easy to grow from seeds, it fruits within a few months.
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Tibouchina semidecandra

New for 2015!

Brazilian Spider Flower Pkt

A fairly hardy shrub able to take a few degrees of frost. Tibouchina have soft hairy leaves with spectacular flowers and the centre stamens look like a jungle spider - hence the name. I use mine as bedding for the late summer flowers and pot culture. The seed of Tibouchina is tiny, similar to gloxinia seed, so please don't expect a large packet!
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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