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Kalanchoe humilis 'Desert Surprise'

…own amongst Kalanchoe, Kalanchoe humilis 'Desert Surprise' is a striking and unusual succulent whose scalloped grey-green leaves are beautifully banded with rich purple-maroon. Hailing from arid areas of Africa, this unusual Flaming Katy is easy to grow and drought…  More Info

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Tacca chantrieri 'Green Isle'

An unusual and rarely offered selection that has intriguing dusky green blooms with bat-like, long green tentacles. Flowers in 2-3 years from seed.  More Info

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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'

…coneflowers, with green sepals that surround a large black cone. These curious blooms create an unusual, architectural display in borders and make a superb, long lasting cut flower. Despite its unusual looks, this hardy perennial is easy to grow, quickly forming a…  More Info

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Tradescantia rubra

Hardy Tradescantia are useful border plants with unusual 3-petalled flowers produced over a long period, nestled amongst long, sword-shaped evergreen leaves. Unusual amongst spiderworts, Tradescantia rubra boasts striking large magenta blooms with contrasting yellow stamens.…  More Info

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Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'

A magical back of border plant with many large, silky blooms in shades from rich purple, through mauve, to the highly unusual and elusive blues. Flowers summer. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). Flowers in first year.  More Info

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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'

An intriguing dwarf red hot poker with unusual red, amber and green flower spikes. First year flowering, adding interest to borders and containers. Height: 30-40cm (12-16in). *Sow Sept/Oct to flower the following season.  More Info

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Foxglove 'Alba'

Marvellous large pure white spikes, a rare and unusual colour. Magnificent in the border in sun or part shade and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer.  More Info

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Squash 'Barbara Butternut' F1 Hybrid (Winter)

Trailing. Unique introduction in the butternuts. Squash Barbara Butternut has a rich orange, delicious tasting flesh with an unusual striped green skin. Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.  More Info

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Delphinium Magic Fountain 'White Dark Bee'

These magnificent delphinium blooms are certain to create quite an impact in your garden this season. Delphinium 'White Dark Bee' has intense white flowers, each with an unusual dark bee shape at the centre! Height: 90cm (36). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Sunflower Collection

…'Harlequin', and 'Velvet Queen'. Sunflower 'Italian White' - Unusual cream flowers with a deep chocolate centre surrounded by a golden 'halo'. Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid - A stunning bicoloured blend, which includes a very unusual rose-pink shade. Sunflower …  More Info

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Viola 'Bunny Ears'

An unusual little viola that will certainly cheer up anywhere from a rockery, container or even in a crack in a wall! These amusing yet pretty little Viola ?Bunny Ears? have unusual elongated top petals, which, as the name suggests, gives them the appearance of rabbit ears.…  More Info

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Monstera adansonii in kingston vase

…the plant into the beautiful glass vase, top up with rainwater and watch the roots grow. This unusual hydroponic growing method is becoming the latest houseplant trend and makes for a fascinating and unusual centrepiece. A relative of the familiar Swiss Cheese Plant,…  More Info

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Coral Cactus Euphorbia lactea

Accent your home with this unusual house plant. Also known as Coral Cactus, this spiny-looking Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' is a low maintenance tender variety which makes a contemporary and easy living feature in the home. The stems are irregular, many of which develop a curved fan…  More Info

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Epimedium Fronleiten

…?Frohnleiten is perennial that?s perfect for spring! These unusual leaves create the perfect backdrop for the sprays of bright yellow flowers which appear on long, slender stems, each bloom with back swept petals to give them an unusual shape. Height: 50cm (20).…  More Info

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Petunia x hybrida 'Sparklers'

…range of colours. Even the foliage of Petunia x hybrid 'Sparklers' is unusual, being pointed rather than rounded. Grow this striking variety in containers or let its spreading stems spill over the edges of hanging baskets for a most unusual summer display. Height:…  More Info

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Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila f. kurilensis 'Rosea'

Extremely dwarf plants with attractive, nodding, rose-pink and cream flowers against unusual blue-green, fan shaped foliage. This compact Aquilegia is ideal for planting at the front of borders, in containers or alpine gardens where it will self seed to create handsome drifts.…  More Info

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Centaurea dealbata

An attractive clump forming lavender pink cornflower, with the unusual characteristic of being perennial and flowering In the first year. Easy to grow. adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a superb border cut flower. Height: 80-90cm (32-36in). First Year…  More Info

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Celosia argentea var. cristata 'Century Mixed'

…for 1985. Extremely large flowers often 12in long, produced in abundance. Colours are scarlet, yellow, cream, rose and deep red. Attractive and unusual pot plants also suitable for bedding in a warm sunny sheltered border. They are very uniform and make good cut flowers.…  More Info

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Hollyhock 'Chater's Chestnut Brown'

Unusual conker-coloured flowers make this Hollyhock particularly eye-catching at the back of summer borders. The tall flower spikes gradually open from bottom to top, giving a long-lasting flowering period. This magnificent hardy perennial is ideal for a cottage garden scheme and…  More Info

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Allium sphaerocephalon

An ornamental onion with unusual oval shaped, purple green flower heads. Allium sphaerocephalon looks great planted among herbaceous plants and waves of swaying grasses which help support its slender stems. The tall stems lean gently with the breeze adding movement and attracting…  More Info

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Cladanthus arabicus 'Golden Crown'

…annual, perfect as a filler, where the rich gold will weave through your border. The ferny foliage of Cladanthus Golden Crown gives rise to many golden discs, and each new stem radiates from the edge of the faded flower in a most unusual fashion. Prefers an ordinary, well…  More Info

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Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star' is an easy to grow showy annual with unusual tricolour daisy flowers. Each white bloom has an intriguing inner yellow halo surrounding a central darker cushion. Perfect for adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a long lasting…  More Info

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Geranium Censation™ 'Kora'

Recently introduced, Geranium Censation™ 'Kora? is an unusual and eye-catching colour. Exquisite mauve blue flowers, with bright white centres, rise above the palmate foliage in late spring. This clump forming hardy perennial makes a lovely choice for the front of perennial…  More Info

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Calendula officinalis 'Crown Yellow'

…flowers, this bee-friendly variety is great for attracting beneficial pollinators to the garden or allotment. They look great too with their unusual pincushion-like crested blooms. Ideal for bringing reliable colour to a sunny spot in borders or pots. Height: 40-50cm (15-20)…  More Info

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Saintpaulia 'Ramblin' Spots'

Saintpaulia ‘Ramblin’ Spots’ is an unusual variety of African Violet bearing foliage which is covered in white speckles. The bright magenta flowers are also decorated with random white flecks. African violets are the perfect flowering houseplants, blooming non-stop…  More Info

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Hydroponic Collection Trio

An unusual and intriguing way to grow houseplants, this Hydroponic Collection Trio are housed in decorative glass tubes which expose the developing roots to view. No need for compost, just feed and water. Available singly in a 12cm glass vase or as a trio of harmonising varieties in…  More Info

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Alocasia 'Red Secret'

Alocasias are striking and sculptural houseplants and Alocasia ‘Red Secret’ is no exception. The bold, puckered leaves are an unusual deep red with glowing maroon undersides and an attractive metallic sheen. Maximum height: 70cm (28in). Spread: 40cm (16in). Please note:…  More Info

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Veronica 'Pink Harmony'

'An attractive choice for the front of garden borders and rock gardens, in a cottage or woodland garden setting. Speedwell'has an unusual appearance, with gorgeous spikes of pale pink flowers, that have deep pink stamens. that contrast with silver-grey foliage. Height: 30cm (12).…  More Info

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Daffodil jonquilla 'Sundisc'

Almost cartoon-like, these unusual Jonquil Daffodils have a peculiar flattened appearance. The fragrant blooms of Daffodil jonquilla 'Sundisc' are borne, several per stem, in April. This neat little Daffodil is relatively short, with fine,and makes a charming addition to the garden.…  More Info

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Acorus gramineus 'Ogon'

Acorus ?Ogon? is an unusual dwarf grass-like perennial, featuring narrow, bright yellow leaves, lightly striped with green. This semi evergreen plant enjoys a reliably moist, boggy soil and thrives when submerged in the shallow waters at the edge of ponds. The Japanese Rush will…  More Info

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Fritillaria persica

Dark purple-black bells hang ominously from tall flower spikes. The shadowy form of this striking fritillary appears in late spring for an imposing display in borders and alpine gardens. An unusual and statuesque bulb that tolerates hot conditions and dry soils. Height: 100cm (40).…  More Info

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Cirsium 'Pink Blush'

Bees and butterflies will adore this cultivated thistle and so will you when the striking fluffy thistle blooms, unusual in white with their intriguing purple tips, appear throughout summer on tall stems above low growing rosettes of spiky-looking foliage. A relaxed, airy habit…  More Info

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Rhodotypos scandens

Rhodotypos scandens is an unusual and rarely-seen shrub, native to China. Its appealing single, white flowers are born on the tips of each arching shoot and are followed by large berries up to 8mm across. All this is set against a backdrop of sharply-toothed, deeply-furrowed foliage…  More Info

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Weigela florida 'Polka'

…pink trumpet-shaped flowers. Its nectar-rich flowers are gently scented, and attract pollinating insects. This spreading, deciduous shrub has unusual dark blue-green foliage, and forms a dense cloak of leaves. Grown in mixed borders, it creates an excellent background for…  More Info

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Herb Salad Burnet

Salad Burnet can be used in salads and added to cooling drinks in a similar way to Borage. The leaves of this unusual hardy perennial herb have a delicate cucumber flavour and in many recipes are interchangeable with mint. Use the young leaves regularly as they become increasing…  More Info

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Hyacinth 'Woodstock'

Unusual deep plum shades set Hyancinth 'Woodstock' apart from the others, by a long way. Intensely fragrant, this outstanding varierty of springtime favourites are perfect for growing just outside back doors, where the scent can drift in each time the door is opened. Alternatively,…  More Info

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Bluebell Vine (House Plant Seeds)

Exotic and unusual - this tropical climber makes an eye-catching conservatory plant! Large blue flowers with white throats appear among the lush green foliage in summer. This quick growing, half-hardy annual is ideal for growing over an obelisk as a focal point in the conservatory,…  More Info

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Delphinium Magic Fountain 'Dark Blue Black Bee'

These magnificent delphinium blooms are certain to create quite an impact in your garden this season. Delphinium 'Dark Blue & Black Bee' has intense dark blue flowers, each with an unusual black bee shape at the centre! Height: 90cm (36). Spread: 30cm (12).  More Info

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Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart'

Dicentra spectablis 'Gold Heart' is a unique variety with unusual golden-yellow leaves. This perennial is clump forming and produces fleshy arched stems that bear racemes of pink and white heart-shaped flowers from mid to late spring. Plant in a shady position and the yellow foliage…  More Info

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Daffodil 'Decoy Red'

…The deep orange-red cups contrast beautifully with the crisp, white petals. This magnificent variety is at its most dramatic when planted in large groups for a big impact. Its unusual colouring also makes this a most appealing cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 35cm (14)…  More Info

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Delphinium 'Red Lark'

Delphinium ‘Red Lark’ is a strikingly unusual flower colour bearing bright, salmon-red, semi-double flowers above mounds of finely cut foliage. This free-flowering variety has stronger stems and a compact growth habit which makes it an easier Delphinium to manage than…  More Info

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Daffodil jonquilla 'Pipit'

An exquisite Jonquil Daffodil with particularly unusual colouring. Pale trumpets are surrounded by a halo of darker gold petals. These beauties are lightly scented too! Daffodil jonquilla 'Pipit' are ideal for dotting throughout rockeries of planting in large groups, at the front of…  More Info

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Kalanchoe 'Dream Bells'

Very distinct from other varieties, Kalanchoe 'Dream Bells' is an unusual Flaming Katy bearing sprays of pinkish red bell-shaped flowers, each rimmed with pale yellow at the mouth. The clusters of nodding blooms rise above fleshy, scalloped leaves in a glossy deep green. Hailing…  More Info

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Cosmos bipinnatus 'Cupcakes'

…sent us seeds of an unusual cosmos growing in her back yard. Instead of having separate petals like most cosmos, all petals are fused into one single cup, completely changing the normally daisy-looking flower. Since then our breeders have been busy fixing the unusual  More Info

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Hydrangea macrophylla 'Black Diamonds Shining Angel Blue'

This truly unique hydrangea comes from a development in recent breeding which boasts stunning colour and flower shapes. Bursts of unusual purple-pink-blue flowers are produced on dark, almost black stems - and the colours look different every time you look at it! This hydrangea…  More Info

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Foxglove lanata

This is a Foxglove with a difference! Make your garden unique by adding the unusual Foxglove lanata to a shady but well-drained area of your garden. It is a holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) and is also known as the Grecian or Woolly…  More Info

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Passiflora edulis 'Frederick'

Passiflora edulis 'Frederick' is a fast growing evergreen climber, potentially reaching 9m (29ft). The unusual, wispy fronds on the white and purple blooms make an unusual change from normal pasion flowers and these will cover his plant from late spring onwards. The flowers…  More Info

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Asparagus Pea

An easy to grow, unusual vegetable with a unique gourmet flavour. A hint of asparagus - perhaps? Asparagus Pea goes with virtually any dish. Cook whole at 3cm (1in) long, preferably by steaming, and serve with a little melted butter. No flavouring should be used as this will destroy…  More Info

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Beetroot 'Albina Vereduna' (Globe)

Avoid purple staining and colour bleeding by growing this unusual white beetroot. Globe Beetroot 'Albina Vereduna is much more acceptable as a vegetable when served with fish or poultry and adds variety and flavour far exceeding most red beetroots. The curved and wavy top leaf is…  More Info

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Sunflower 'Harlequin' F1 Hybrid

An exclusive bicoloured blend of richly coloured sunflowers including a very unusual rose pink shade. Long flowering, multi-headed stems of 15cm (6in) diameter, pollen-free blooms. A welcome addition to borders or as a cut flower. Height 120-150cm (4-5 feet). Culinary note: Some…  More Info

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Godetia 'Little Frills Mix'

…stunning display at the front of the beds and borders as they are a compact variety. Godetia 'Little Frills Mix' has semi and double bloom with an unusual frilled edge. This glorious mix of Clarkias are brightly coloured and have an open flower ideal for pollinators and…  More Info

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Climbing Bean 'Selma Zebra' - Heritage

…or even in your flower borders. Climbing Bean 'Selma Zebra' is a T&M reintroduction from 30 years ago, and still as eye catching as ever. The unusual marbled pods are particularly early to mature in July and continue to set pods throughout the summer. These tasty beans turn…  More Info

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Gladiolus 'Green Star'

This striking variety has bold ruffled blooms in an unusual shade of lime green. Their stately stems and flamboyant blooms look striking in mixed borders. Gladiolus flowers are also excellent for cutting. Height: 90cm (36). Useful links: How to plant bulbs, corms and tubers Culinary…  More Info

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Nicotiana mutabilis 'Marshmallow'

Reintroduced following increasing interest by garden designers and visitors to our Open Days. Nicotiana Marshmallow is a very unusual and visually stunning variety which will add stature and fragrance to your summer borders. Above basal rossettes of large leaves, are formed masses…  More Info

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Fuchsia 'Delta's Sarah'

Snow white sepals contrast with frills of unusual semi double blue petals. Perfectly proportioned for patio containers or small borders, this hardy upright fuchsia will delight you year after year. Height: 1m (3ft). Supplied as 30mm plugs. Culinary information: Add the beautiful…  More Info

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Hollyhock 'Antwerp Mixed'

A rich cottage garden mixture of colourful pastel shades. The Antwerp blend has attractive and unusual palmate foliage, and is also shown to have the best levels of resistance to the common Hollyhock problem of rust. Excellent for borders, especially planted in groups. Height: 150…  More Info

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Spigelia marilandica

Commonly known as Indian Pink this perennial makes an unusual addition to patio planters and borders, flowering well in a full sun location. Mulch well over winter and the plant will grow again the following spring. Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size…  More Info

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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

…planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland, where it…  More Info

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Astrantia major 'Moulin Rouge'

Astrantia major 'Moulin Rouge' has unusual and striking, bee-friendly flowers, with wine red petals and pin cushion centres. The'flowers grow upon slender stems, swaying gently above loose clumps of glossy, deeply cut foliage.'Well suited to both cottage garden borders, and more…  More Info

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Streptocarpus 'Zoe'

Flowering from April to October, Streptocarpus 'Zoe' is an unusual combination of violet-blue lower lobes, pale violet upper petals and a creamy-white throat with a soft blush of orange. The multi-flowering blooms are held in a tight bunch on strong, upright stems above a neat…  More Info

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