New Seeds This Year

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  1. Prunus cerasoides pink


    This extremely attractive tree is adorned with sprays of pastel pink flowers which later become clusters of yellow cherries that turns bright red as they ripen and can be eaten raw or cooked. Also prized for its attractive ringed bark, it is unusual in that it flowers in autumn and winter when little other colour is around. Finally, the fruits and the leaves give a dark green dye, seeds can be used in the manufacture of necklaces, the wood is hard, strong, durable and aromatic, and branches are used as walking sticks. ... Learn More


  2. Puya harmsii


    Possibly the most ornamental of all puyas, its agave-like leaves, formed in clusters of neat rosettes, are attractively dusted with white powder. This king of ornamental puyas originates from high altitudes in the Andes in north western Argentina. When fully mature, magnificent spires of deep blue, orchid-like flowers appear. ... Learn More


  3. Rhododendron japonicum ornage


    Showy, fragrant orange flowers open in early summer of this beautiful Japanese azalea. In its native Japan and China, this low-growing shrub forms dense thickets in the mountains, and is therefore an ideal plant for growing in grass or even a shady woodland garden. ... Learn More


  4. Rhododendron sinogrande


    Enormous trusses of up to 30 sizeable bell-shaped flowers, spotted with bright crimson blotches inside, open canary-yellow before slowly fading to creamy-white. Worth growing for its architectural foliage alone, young silvery gray shoots, with bright red bud scales, slowly open and expand into the largest-leaves of any rhododendron on Earth, sometimes reaching 20 in. or 50 cm. long, and these have a wonderful thick woolly fawn indumentum on the underside. Along with R. Macabeanum this is probably the most impressive variety of the large leaf forms obtainable. Deservedly awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit, it is native to alpine regions at 2,100–3,600 m (6,900–11,800 ft) in southeastern Xizang and western Yunnan in China and in northeastern Myanmar. ... Learn More


  5. Noimage


    This quite vigorous tree-climbing species is adorned with attractive grey-green leaves which are covered with large clusters of very fragrant, golden-eyed, palest-primrose-to-cream flowers. Finally comes a wonderful display of huge clusters of oval orange-red fruits which are quite outstanding. Its strong growth makes this useful late flowering rambler perfect for growing over arches and along walls, even in a northerly position, for a simple yet stunning look. ... Learn More


  6. Rosa hugonis


    A gorgeous colour-break in roses gives us this superb specimen with long graceful branches wreathed in fern-like foliage, and dainty, soft fragrant lemon yellow petals alighting on thorny, ferny branches like butterflies. Blooming from May-June, it is not only stunning in spring, its foliage turns bright reddish orange in autumn and bears red-maroon round hips. It was originally found in the wild in Northern China. It is one of the most beautiful of the wild roses, both in and out of flower. Few seeds collected. ... Learn More


  7. Rubus giraldianus


    Clusters of white flowers later become sweet blackberries. But during the growing season, the arching canes look just like any other member of this family, but the real show starts when the leaves fall and the cranberry coloured stems become covered in white powder and glow with a ghostly silver (with the slightest hint of pink from the red stems underneath). This display is truly dramatic with a dark backdrop! They do well if cut to the ground each spring to keep them to a manageable size, and will grow in almost any position. But do plant them where they can be admired in the winter! In England this plant was crossed with Rubus occidentalis to produce vigorous hybrids with more flowers, greater fruit production,and resistance to viruses! ... Learn More


  8. Sedum postmans pride


    An absolutely mind-blowing selection of dark-foliaged plant for sunny, dry locations. Numerous strong, shortish semi-upright stems produce masses of flowers from pink to deepest crimson, from late summer through to autumn. But the foliage demonstrates its most crowning glory, and it varies from mahogany to almost jet black, and none of the seedlings should disappoint you. The flowers attract honey bees and butterflies, and like other sedums, it is invaluable in rock and dry gardens because, once established, it thrives without irrigation. And if you are curious about the cultivar name..... The original parent plant was discovered by a Belgian postal carrier as he delivered the mail! ... Learn More


  9. Sequoiadendron giganteum


    The giant of the forest - these mighty trees grow spectacularly huge in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and are believed to be among the oldest living organisms on the planet, and certainly the tallest! An interesting challenge for any keen horticulturalist to see how a seedling could be nurtured - consider planting one for your grandchildren (or possibly great-grandchildren!). ... Learn More


  10. Syringa wolfii


    One of the most very beautiful of all of the twenty species of lilac, this variety bears arching panicles of scented, lilac-mauve flowers in early to mid summer which are particularly large, broad, multi-stemmed and very strongly fragrant. These are exceptional as they can also vary from white to various shades of violet and purple-red, with even bi-coloured shrubs occuring. The individual flowers are horn-shaped, with four petals, each one attractively pointed. It blooms about two week after the common lilac (S. vulgaris), two species coming from Europe, the remainder mainly from eastern Asia where it grows naturally in Manchuria, Korea and the Russian Far East in the rocky mountain shrub layer, often in forests and river valleys. Despite its beauty, it has remained largely unknown in the West, but we have procured some valuable fresh seeds. ... Learn More


  11. Taraxacum pseudoroseum


    A pale pink dandelion with a dazzling yellow eye..... Whatever next? This newly-discovered little charmer will capture your heart though. A very rare plant in cultivation, it comes from central Asia where it makes magnificent drifts in high meadows. Making compact, leafy rosettes, just like a dandelion, it pushes forth a never-ending succession of gorgeous bicoloured flowers. Beautify your garden and baffle plant geeks! ... Learn More


  12. Tithonia diversifolia


    Golden-eyed yellow flowers open amongst attractive, densely-packed, silver-backed, vine-like, foliage. Originally found in Mexico, this unusual plant can be grown as either an annual or a perennial when it will become almost shrub-like. Its main claim to fame though is its astonishing ability to make the soil more fertile, and it is often grown entirely for this purpose. Incredibly, just to recap on your school chemistry, when used as an environmentally and ecologically sound fertilizer, it contains 1.76% Nitrogen, 0.82% Phosphorus, and 3.92% Potassium. By comparison, all three properties are lower than this in cattle manure, whilst Phosphorus is higher than in poultry and pig manure. ... Learn More


  13. Capsicum pubescens


    The rare true species of Capsicum Pubescens is quite different from all other domesticated species of peppers, and indeed is the least cultivated and least widespread of them all. Readily identified by their black seeds and hairy leaves (pubescens means hairy), all of the various forms of this species have a distinctive flavour and heat that is different from all other peppers. Some of the cultivars are even hotter than the habanero! A valuable and quite significant trait of this species is its ability to withstand and even thrive in temperatures that are lower than the temperatures other pepper plants can handle. Although it takes a longer than normal time to mature, the plants grow huge, and in addition they are tough, resistant to diseases, infections and pests, and can tolerate cold more than other varieties. Visually they are one of the most stunning of chillies, resembling, even in size, red or yellow apples. Be prepared to let the plants grow to their full size, which can be 2m across and 1.5m high. In regions with mild winters, grown in the ground, they will live for many years, finally forming large shrubby bushes or small trees! The hairy leaves and stems are a deterrent to slugs and snails so it is resistant to pests, and it is completely unique in that it will not hybridise with other peppers. It is native to Bolivia and Peru and dates back to pre-Incan times. ... Learn More


  14. Veronicastrum viginicum album


    This majestic perennial boasts striking slender spires of delicate, pure snowy-white flowers above dense green foliage. Flowering from June until August, this is an eye-catching addition to the cottage garden or can be dotted through a large herbaceous border to good effect, and is happy in full sun or partial shade. Especially impressive in a dark corner! ... Learn More


  15. Wisteria floribunda


    One of the most dramatic and popular climbers, the Japanese wisteria is a vigorous grower and is awash with heavy, sumptuous racemes of delicate lilac to mauve pea shaped, deeply scented flowers in early spring. A spectacular decoration for a pergola or wall, it can also be trained and grown as a standard to quite stunning effect. This spectacular climber lends an air of romance to any garden, witness the thick-trunked ancient specimens on many historic buildings...... ... Learn More


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