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New Flower Seeds

New Flower Seed for 2014

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 2013 season.

 

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

Actinotus helianthi

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Flannel Flower aprx  50 seeds

Flannel flower is a herbaceous or shrubby plant native to New South Wales reaching almost a metre in height in good conditions but is usually much smaller if grown in pots. The leaves are deeply lobed, grey and velvety in nature, giving rise to the common name. The small flowers occur in clusters surrounded by velvety, "petal-like" bracts. The overall appearance of each head of flowers is similar to a daisy.

It is relatively easy to cultivate in sandy soils or in raised beds or pots. Plants may not be long lived but, once established, will often "self-sow" so that new plants replace the originals. Good drainage is essential.

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Amaryllis Dutch Hybrids

New for 2014!

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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Carissa Carandas

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Kronda Berry 5 seeds

This particular black ball of a fruit is known in English as pickle berry and in India as Kronda or Kranda. The berry and plant parts have been used for over 1000 years in traditional medicine and is a rich source of Iron and Vitamin C (Antioxidants) useful against anticancer activities and anaemia. Another super fruit whose benefits we are missing out on! A tropical bushy small shrub well worth trying as a pot plant in a warm conservatory and the berry turns black when fully ripe.
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Celosia Flamingo Feather

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Pink/White Plumed Celosia Aprx 50 seeds 

Tall plants producing slender flower spikes on sturdy stems to 1m with soft pink plumes turning to white. The flowers branch out near the top of the stems excellent for either cut flowers under protection and outdoors for feature bedding.
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Coix lacryma-jobi

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Job's Tears. 10 Seeds (Annual) 

Job's Tears is an ornamental, tufted perennial grass (annual in temperate climate) from Southeast Asia. Excellent for pot culture.  The hard seeds are used to make rosaries, or may be lightly toasted and ground for making a tea. The plant grows well outdoors as an ornamental summer annual in the UK or as a perennial in a greenhouse where it gets to about 3 feet high.  It requires full sun and a warm position, with very free-draining compost.
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Colutea arborescens

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Common Bladder Senna 10 seeds җ җ җ

Colutea arborescens is a vigorous deciduous shrub to eventually 3m with pinnate leaves and short axillary racemes of pea-like yellow or deep orange 2cm flowers in summer. These are followed by translucent, inflated bladder-like fruits to 8cm. Prefers a full sun postion.

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Cyphomandra White Egg

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

White Tree Tomato  10 seeds 


This Tamarillo bears greenish white fruits but otherwise can be grown in the same way as the normal Red fruited form. Quick growing.

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Diplolaena augustifolia

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Yanchep Rose 10 seeds 

Diplolaena angustifolia (Yanchep Rose) is a small bushy shrub from Western Australia that grows to about 3 ft tall. It has narrow olive-green leaves with dense rusty hairs on the underside. In late winter through early spring appear the pendant 1 1/2" wide flowers that have a double row of short greenish cream-colored petal-like bracts and large brushes of pale orange stamens. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun to light shade with little irrigation. Not frost tolerant this unusual and showy plant can be used in containers in a cold frost free glasshouse.
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Eremophila maculata

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

"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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Eucalyptus viminalis

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Manna Gum (Pr Pkt) җ җ җ

Eucalyptus viminalis is a straight erect tree, to around 40 metres, with a rough bark that peels away in long "ribbons" Widely distributed in the cooler areas of Australia where the leaves are the favoured food of Koalas as the sap has a 5–15% sugar content.  Its grey/ green attractive simple leaves are lanceolet in shape and up to 15cm long. Hardy to about -15c its well worth a try in the UK.

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Eupatorium cannabinum

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Hemp Agrimony Aprx 25 seeds җ җ җ

Eupatorium cannabinum more usually known by its common name Hemp Agrimony is a hardy perennial with scented pink flowers from July to September. It attracts bees and butterflies into the garden and has some useful medicinal properties.
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Galphimia gracilis

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

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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Lycium barbarum

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Goji Berry or Wolfberry 20 seeds җ җ

The two species of Goji berry or Wolfberry grown are Lycium Barbarum and Lycium Chinense, two very closely related species from China. They are perennial plants and will grow to a height of between one and three metres.  They require a sunny position and a well drained soil and fairly easy to grow, are self polinating, drought tolerant and are hardy plants. After being introduced into the UK many years ago they have already been seen growing wild in some locations.

The red berries which are small and plum shaped are very high in nutrients with many health claims. In traditional Chinese medicine, goji berries are often made into a tea that is said to work on the liver and other areas of the bodies. In food products, goji berries are often dried and mixed in with the other ingredients Marketers of goji berries have made the following health claims; improves the immune system; improves circulation;  reduces inflammation; improves vision including macular degeneration; helps reduce the aging process.

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Mimosa nuttallii Pink Sparkles

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

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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Moluccella Laevis

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Bells of Ireland Aprx 150 seeds

A Half Hardy annual with graceful 2ft tall stems clothed with pale green calyces surrounding the small, fragrant white flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dry flower arrangements.
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Rudbeckia Autumn Colours

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Black Eyed Susan,  Aprx 30 Seeds җ җ

An attractive mixture of ‘Autumn’ shades with bronze petals, red rings and rusty red centres. An excellent bedding plant for mixed borders and on its own. 60cm.
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Rudbeckia occidentalis Green Wizard

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New for 2014!

Green Black Eyed Susan,  Aprx 30 Seeds җ җ

An unusual cut flower with strong stems, extremely long lasting in water. Bright green sepals with dark almost black cones. 1.5m.
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Setaria italica Red Jewel Millet

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Red Leafed Ornamental Millet 25 seeds

A dark, red leaved variety producing brown red hairy semi-pendulous panicles. Makes a great cut flower, dried flower and garden plant. 120cm.
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Thunbergia grandiflora

Now 25% Off!

New for 2014!

Blue Trumpet Vine 5 seeds

For the first time in 10 years we have managed to source a reasonable quantity of these seeds, so don't miss out on the opportunity! Thunbergia Grandiflora, is a rampant woody stemmed perennial climber with lovely pale to mid blue trumpet flowers born in clusters throughout most of the summer. Hardy down to just above freezing it is ideal for over wintering in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Grown up a suitable framework it makes a lovely show under glass or outside in a sheltered location for the summer.

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Tibouchina semidecandra

Now 25% Off!

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