Campanula isophylla 'Variegata'Variegated Italian Bellflower
A tender perennial with variegated leaves & pale blue flowers in summer. Grow in a greenhouse or similar all year, or pop into a hanging basket for the summer.
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.
Canna indicaIndian Shot
The species from which many large flowered varieties have arisen. Small but eye-catching red and yellow flowers appear over a long period.
Cestrum cultum 'Cretan Purple'
Evergreen shrub with nice tubular, evening-scented purple flowers in summer. Grow in a loam based compost with added grit indoors, or in a sheltered, well drained spot outdoors. Protect from very hot sun in summer.
A tender bulbous plant with very scented, yellow trumpet flowers from June to July. Hardy in mild gardens, in cold areas grow in pots.
Cobaea scandensCup and Saucer Vine
A quick-growing tender climber with large purple cup-shaped flowers with a green calyx (saucer) from mid to late summer. Looks stunning grown up an obelisk or trellis. Usually grown as an annual but is in fact a tender perennial.
Cobaea scandens 'Alba'Cup and Saucer Vine
(The rarer white form of this popular climber) A quick-growing tender climber with large white cup-shaped flowers with a green calyx (saucer) from mid to late summer. Looks stunning grown up an obelisk or trellis. Usually grown as an annual but is in fact a tender perennial.
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.
Cuphea blepharophyllaEyelash-leaved Cuphea
A compact bushy evergreen perennial with slender hairy leaves bears over a long period a profusion of attractive vivid red flowers.
Cuphea igneaCigar Plant
A colourful small tender shrub with vivid red tubular flowers over a long period in summer. Ideal for bedding out with other exotic plants, or in containers. Over winter frost free.
Cyperus albostriatusDwarf Umbrella Plant
A low-growing relative of the Papyrus, this makes good groundcover for the edges of a pond in mild gardens.
Dahlia imperialis (seedlings from white flowered plant) Tree Dahlia
Plants raised from seed of the single white form of this spectacular Tree Dahlia. Flowers very late in the year so needs protection from frost. Colours will vary, expect any colour/size/height. Grows up to 8 feet tall!
Dianella tasmanica£6.50Tasman flax-lily
Iris-like evergreen from Tasmania and S.E. Australia. Leaves are topped in early summer by sprays of small intense-blue flowers, followed by bright long-lasting blue berries. Hardy in mild gardens in neutral-acid, well drained soil.
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.
Echium candicans Pride of Madeira
A large half-hardy shrub with 30cm long spikes of electric blue flowers in early summer. Should survive outside in mild areas in well drained soil. Short lived, but replacement plants can be grown from seed.
In its first year this species forms a low rosette of silvery spear-like leaves. The following year it produces a single 4m high spike crammed with blue, funnel-shaped flowers. Biennial so save seed. Half-hardy. For very well drained soil & full sun.