Agave americana 'Variegata' £9.50 £7.60 Century Plant, Maguey
A very prickly evergreen plant with fleshy grey green leaves with a creamy margin. A strong architectural plant for desert or exotic schemes. Does well in a large pot where it will get to 1.5m in time. Hardy in mild gardens otherwise move to a greenhouse over winter.
Aloe aristata £6.50 £5.20 Lace Aloe
(Previously Aloe aristata.)
A fairly hardy quick growing succulent with neat rosettes of green leaves with soft white spines. Spikes of pink flowers in spring.
Aloe dawei £6.50 £5.20 Dawe's Aloe
(Aloe pole-evansii, Aloe beniensis.) An Aloe from Uganda with beautiful red flowers in winter. It is a smaller Aloe and forms nice clumps. The leaves are long, narrow, bright green and edged with small teeth. Plant in full sun to semi-shade.
Aloe vera £6.50 £5.20 Burn Plant, Medicine Plant
This popular succulent is very useful to have around the home. The fleshy interior of the leaves can soothe and help heal minor skin ailments and burns. Works superbly to alleviate pain from stinging nettles. Spikes of yellow flowers appear in summer
Alyogyne huegelii 'Santa Cruz' £9.50 £7.60
A good cultivar with larger pale lilac, Hibiscus-like flowers. A long-flowering shrub from Western Australia, frost tender, but may survive outdoors in mild gardens. Prune back in spring. Makes a large spreading shrub in full sun.
Asclepias curassavica Silky Red £6.50 £5.20
Probably a variety of A. curassavica. An upright tender perennial with masses of red flowers over a long period in summer.
Asparagus falcatus £8.00 £6.40 Sickle Thorn
Vigorous evergreen climber for a conservatory with spiny stems clothed with large flat leaves.
Barleria obtusa £6.50 £5.20
A spreading plant for a conservatory, frost free garden or a tropical bedding scheme with blue flowers throughout the year but mainly in the autumn.
Billbergia nutans var. shimperiana £6.50 £5.20 Queen's Tears
A narrow-leaved form of this easy to grow bromeliad with funnel-shaped leaves which hold water and exotic, red and blue pendant flowers on long stems in mid-summer.
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark' £6.50 £5.20 Stalked Bulbine
An orange flowered selection of the yellow flowered species. Spreading clumps of narrow fleshy leaves topped with spikes of small orange flowers in spring and summer. Hardy in mild gardens.
Callistemon 'Perth Pink' £9.50 £7.60 Bottlebrush
Evergreen shrub from Australia with bright pink bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn. For a sheltered, frost free garden or a cool conservatory.
Canna 'Cannova' £6.50 £5.20 Indian Shot
Compact long-flowering Canna with bright red, orange or yellow flowers all summer, for pots & tropical bedding schemes. Rich moist, well drained soil in full sun.
Canna musifolia 'Grande' £8.00 £6.40 Banana-leaved Canna
A fantastic jungly plant (musifolia = banana leaves!) with large green leaves with red-tinged margins & central rib. Good moist soil in sun, best bedded out for the summer.
Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' £6.50 £5.20 Curly Spider Plant
A more compact version of the Spider Plant with curly variegated foliage. Ideal for a trailing plant in a tight spot.
Cissus striata £6.50 £5.20 Ivy of Uruguay
A slightly tender evergreen climber with palmate leaves and red stems. Small green flowers in summer are followed by ornamental black berries. Ideal for covering a wall in a conservatory or a sheltered spot outdoors. Can also be used as a trailing houseplant if kept in a smallish pot
Quick View Coronilla valentina subsp. glauca 'Citrina' £7.00
A lovely evergreen shrub in the pea family for a sheltered spot, with sweetly scented pale yellow flowers in late summer and late winter. Grows to around 1 metre.
Crassula ovata 'Gollum Variegated' £6.50 £5.20 Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves are variegated green and yellow and take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.
Crassula ovata 'Gollum' £6.50 £5.20 Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.