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Half Hardy and Summer Patio

Bring a taste of the exotic to your garden with half-hardy plants. If you can provide some winter protection it is amazing how many more interesting and plants you can grow, to the envy of your friends and family. You can grow these plants in pots and enjoy them in the garden between June and September when there is no risk of frost (UK). All they need is a greenhouse, porch or conservatory over winter kept above freezing.

Many plants will relish a spell outdoors, the local birds can get at any pests, and the sun and wind helps to strengthen the plants. September is a good time to start thinking about bringing plants undercover, as the nights will be rapidly getting longer and colder, and excess moisture can build up. Some plants will be happy tucked up against the house wall, with a bit of fleece to hand for very cold nights. 

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Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'

Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'£6.50   £5.20

Silver Spur Flower, Silver Plectranthus

Strong-growing plant with striking silvery soft grey leaves and spikes of mauve flowers in summer.

 
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Plectranthus ciliatus

Plectranthus ciliatus£6.50   £5.20

A spreading tender perennial with green leaves with deep red coloration on the underside. Makes a nice windowsill plant.

 
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Plectranthus zuluensis

Plectranthus zuluensis£6.50   £5.20

Zulu spurflower

Tender perennial with aromatic leaves and large spikes of tubular blue flowers for most of the year. Great for a pot on the summer patio Loved by bees.

 
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Prostanthera rotundifolia

Prostanthera rotundifolia£8.50   £6.80

Tender evergreen shrub with mint scented leaves and masses of purple flowers in May to June. In flower now, best collected from the nursery

 
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Pteris cretica var. albolineata

Pteris cretica var. albolineata£6.50   £5.20

Cretan Brake, Table Fern

A colourful indoor fern with green and white fronds. Ideal for any room in the house providing it doesn't get strong direct sun.

 
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Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple'

Ricinus communis 'New Zealand Purple'£6.50   £5.20

Castor Oil Plant

Frost-tender shrub with dark purple jungly foliage, and attractive pink flowers, followed by spiny fruit. Dramatic quick-growing bedding plant. POISONOUS.

 
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Ruellia  tweediana 'Pink Flowered'

Ruellia tweediana 'Pink Flowered'£6.50   £5.20

Related to the Acanthus, rather then the Petunia, the ‘Mexican Petunia’ is a vigorous spreading (suckering) perennial with large pink flowers over a long period.

 

Salvia elegans 'Scarlet Pineapple'£6.50   £5.20

Tender sage with leaves which smell strongly and deliciously of pineapple, and vivid red flowers in autumn.

 

Senecio (Curio) 'Himalayan Blue'£6.50   £5.20

Similar to S. ficoides but with finer foliage, a pretty plant which would look attractive in a shallow pot, placed outdoors on a sunny patio or terrace. Bring in for the winter, when it will enjoy a sunny windowsill.

 

Senecio angulatus£6.50   £5.20

Climbing Groundsel, Cape Ivy

A half-hardy vigourous South African climbing succulent with fleshy leaves and clusters of small bright yellow flowers in summer & autumn, which should be scented.

 
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Senecio serpens

Senecio serpens£6.50   £5.20

Shrubby succulent with fleshy, frosted blue stems and blue-grey leaves. Has small, pale yellow daisies in summer.

 
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Stenotaphrum secundatum variegatum

Stenotaphrum secundatum variegatum£6.50   £5.20

Buffalo Grass, St Augustine Grass

Tender, evergreen grass with a prostrate habit and green leaves with a yellow margin. Ideal for a hanging basket or container, or ground cover for beds in a conservatory

 
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Strobilanthes 'Orizaba'

Strobilanthes 'Orizaba'£6.50   £5.20

An exotic shrub found near a Mexican volcano of that name. Makes a large leafy plant to 6 feet, with leaves up to 6" long, bronzy colour on the top and purple underneath. Great for bedding out with Cannas and Bananas. Hardiness unknown. Keep frost free to be on the safe side
 
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Strobilanthes anisophylla

Strobilanthes anisophylla£6.50   £5.20

An unusual tender shrubs with attractive deep greenish purple foliage. Masses of pale lavender flowers in autumn and winter.

 
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Tradescantia plain green

Tradescantia plain green£6.50   £5.20

Reverted from 'Quicksilver', a vigourous trailing plant with large glossy plain green leaves.

 
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Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'

Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'£6.00

A South African cormous plant, loving well-drained soil in full sun. Tall flower spikes to 1.5 m. carry peachy-orange flowers in late summer - makes an impressive display. In cold gardens can be grown in a heavy pot & well-drained gritty John Innes mix.

 
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Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera

Watsonia meriana var. bulbillifera£6.00

Slightly tender bulbous plants from South Africa, with clumps of stiff sword shaped leaves and tall spike of apricot coloured flowers in summer. Small corms may develop after flowering in the leaf axils. Mulch well for the winter especially in cold garden

 
 
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