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New Flower Seeds

New Flower Seed for 2016

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.

Abutilon Giant Flowered Mixed

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Chinese Hat Plant - Mixed Colours 10 seeds

An excellent conservatory plant with a larger, looser habit than F1 Bella. Flowers in attractive veined mixed shades to 90cm. Tough plants that will tolerate a very mild frost so useful in cold conservatories.

Ageratum Red Flint

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Pink Floss Flower Aprx 50 seeds

Ageratum Red Flint is a taller border Ageratum producing branching plants 60 cm to 70 cm tall. They freely produce dense heads of burgundy red blooms and provide useful cut flowers on long stems.

Asphodeline Yellow Candle

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Yellow Asphode 10 seeds

A Border perennial with yellow star-shaped flowers, on tall spikes, appearing over clumps of grass-like foliage in late Spring. 1m - best grown in sandy well drained soil in full sun.

Calla palustris

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Bog Lily 25 seeds

This attractive marginal plant produces simple white arum-like flowers in May/June, followed by bright red berries in autumn. It has heart-shaped glossy mid-green leaves, and spreads on long creeping stems. It thrives in shallow water, making it one of the best plants for disguising the pond's edge with its lush greenery. Unlike many pond plants, it will grow and even flower in deep shade, although planting in sun or part shade will result in more blooms.

Callistemon viminalis "Little John"

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Dwarf Weeping Bottle Brush Pkt җ

Viminalis is a cultivated weeping form of Bottle Brush but also reasonably hardy for milder areas. The seed is small but not difficult to grow and you should have a flowering plant in the second year if sown early. Little John only grows to 1.5m making an excellent pot plant for an unheated conservatory if not planted out..

Calycanthus chinensis

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New for 2016!

Chinese Allspice 10 seeds

A deciduous shrub from Eastern China with glossy mid-green leaves, and camellia-like flowers up to 4" diameter. It will tolerate down to about -15C but prefers a sheltered site from cold winds and in partial shade rather than full all day sun. Large glossy green leaves and it should produce flowers after 3 or 4 years. Slow to germinate and some scarification necessary as encouragement.

Carnegiea gigantea

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"Saguaro Cactus" 20 seeds

A star of many Western films, the iconic saguaro cactus is a spectacular feature of the Sonoran Desert in south western North America. Try just for the novelty if you are a cactus lover but beware they are seriously slow growing!

Colocasia Thailand Giant

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Giant Elephants Ear 10 seeds

A chance to try out this incredible Colocasia that in tropical conditions will grow leaves up to 6ft long and 2ft wide!! Quick growing but will need 15c+ to keep over winter under glass.

Cryptostegia grandiflora

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Rubber Vine  10 seeds  

A very pretty and fast growing sub shrub with lilac Allamanda like flowers native to Madagascar. The tubular portion is tinged with a deeper pink. Flowers are about 5cm across. The irritating sap used to be harvested in India for quality latex rubber. Left as a stand alone plant it forms a shrub to 6ft but if given support turns into a rambling climber.

Dianthus chinensis Dancing Geisha

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Dancing Geisha 20 seeds җ җ җ

This unusual upright clump forming dianthus with stiff grey green leaves produces clove scented flowers that have the appearance of shredded material, dancing gracefully on the slightest breeze. In a mix of colours including lilac, pink and white shades. Flowers June-August. Height 30cm

Echeveria Peacockii

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Echeveria aprx 20 seeds

A tender perennial Mexican echeveria with a ground hugging 5" rosette of almost luminous fleshy blue-green leaves heavily dusted with silver.  A calf high flower stem arises from the rosette's centre in early summer, terminating in a cluster of red flowers. The blooms attract hummingbirds in its native habitat. Prefers full sun and a well drained compost disliking cold and damp. Water sparingly in summer and keep dry in winter and an unusual windowsill house plant.

Ipomoea multifida

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Cardinal Climber  20 seeds

Ipomoea multifida, a cross between quamoclit and coccinea, is a beautiful twining vine with vivid crimson trumpet shaped flowers that hummingbirds love in tropical climates. The attractive foliage is a lustrous emerald green and shaped a bit like palm leaves unlike the very fine foliage of its parent quamoclit.

Musa arunachalensis

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Himalayan Banana 10 seeds

A recently discovered wild species of ornamental fruiting banana from north east India. It is dwarf growing with attractive maroon splashed leaves and bright orange bracts. Be one of the first to grow this in cultivation!

Musa Rubinea

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Ornamental Dwarf Banana 10 seeds

Musa Rubinea is perhaps one of the more interesting recent botanical discoveies. A wild dwarf banana with extraordinary deep red flowers suitable for conservatory pot culture. Similar in cultivation and habit as Velutina but with darker flowers.

Ricinus Comm Red Giant

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New for 2016!

Red Giant 10 seeds

A very exciting new variety selected for the best deep red colour in the stems and leaves. Looks similar to New Zealand Purple but taller with larger leaves. Like other red forms they need full sunlight to bring out the best colour in the leaves.

Robinia pseudoacacia

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Black Locust 20 seeds

A North American deciduous tree the Robinia pseudoacacia or commonly known as black locust, grows well in our British climate and was introduced to Europe in 1601. The tree has pale green lush foliage turning a good yellow in autumn. In June it supports large pendulous bunches of pea like fragrant white flowers attractive to bees.

Rosa Chinensis

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Angel Rose 15 Seeds җ җ

Miniature roses can easily be raised from seed at a fraction of the cost of buying potted plants. They are lovely in outdoor containers or can be kept indoors as houseplants and will flower year round providing they are positioned in a bright sunny window. With true Old Rose vigour, miniatures tend to be profuse repeat bloomers, from early summer into mid-autumn with a fragrance is similar to tea roses and because these are grown from seed they have their own root stock and are actually hardier than many of the larger hybrid rose varieties. 12" to 18" tall with single or semi double blooms in shades of white, rose and pink.

Wercklea ferox

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Hibiscus ferox 10 seeds

An unusual sparsely branching, hairy shrub eventually to about 4 m tall but much shorter when pot grown with attractive, large rounded corrugated leaves and spectacular bright red leaf and vein shoots. Native to rain and cloud forests from Panama to Ecuador up to 3000 m, it is adaptable and easily grown in a warm temperate greenhouse or conservatory.

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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