Agave americanaCentury Plant, Maguey
A large architectural succulent with blue-green leaves & VERY SHARP SPINES!
Agave americana 'Variegata'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.
Ageratum corymbosumPerennial Ageratum, Butterfly Mist
A rarely offered slightly tender perennial for a sunny border. Long flowering and good for bees!
Aloe aristataLace 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.
South African rhizomatous half-hardy perennial with loose spikes of intense blue flowers in spring and summer. Well-drained soil and sun.
Asclepias curassavica Silky Red
Probably a variety of A. curassavica. An upright tender perennial with masses of red flowers over a long period in summer.
Architectural succulent with narrow leaves and spikes of pendant, tubular red flowers in summer. Hardy in a sheltered spot in well-drained soil, good in coastal gardends.
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'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'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'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.
A tender bulbous plant with very scented, yellow trumpet flowers from June to July. Hardy in mild gardens, in cold areas grow in pots.
Cissus striataIvy 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
Convolvulus sabatiusBlue Rock Bindweed
This little trailing plant has funnel-shaped, soft blue flowers from mid to summer and is ideal for a sunny, dry location
Crassula perfoliata v. heterotricha
Name uncertain but bought as this. A vigourous growing succulent with densely packed leaves on long stems. These tend to flop, making it ideal for a wide shallow bowl, or for bedding out in the summer.
Cyperus 'Zumila'Dwarf Pot Sedge, Cat Grass
A miniature sedge, with bright green leaves topped by the typical umbrella arrangement of flowers. A nice little plant for a cool windowsill.
Papyrus makes a wonderful specimen for a warm conservatory, stood in a shallow tray of water. It can be placed outdoor for the summer in a warm sunny sheltered location.
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
Evergreen shrub from New Zealand with very attractive red-purple foliage. For fertile, well drained soil in sun to part shade. Drought and pollution tolerant. Small flowers may be folowed by papery seed pods. Good for coastal and frost free gardens.
Drimiopsis maculataLittle White Soldiers, African False Hosta
A curious little bulbous plant with fleshy, spotted, hosta-like leaves and spikles of small white flowers in April to May.