Feature Plants

FEATURE PLANTS

THESE CAN BE USED IN THE CENTRE OF A TUB OR BASKET WITH OTHER PLANTS AROUND THEM OR AS A STAND-ALONE FEATURE.

SOME ARE ALSO GOOD FOR ADDING HEIGHT AND COLOUR INTO A BORDER.

THEY ARE GROWN IN 13 OR 15CM POTS.

ALL ARE £4.95 EACH – “PICK AND MIX” 10 FOR £40 – MORE THAN 10 ARE CHARGED AT £4  

 

ARGYRANTHEMUM GRAND DAISY

Big and bold showy flowers – forms a strong mounding habit – ideal on its own in a large tub in the sun – height and spread 24 ins or more.

ARGYRANTHEMUM        GRANDAISY IVORY WHITE – clear white with a golden-brown centre.

ARGYRANTHEMUM        GRANDAISY PINK HALO – bright pink with a darker pink and yellow halo.

ARGYRANTHEMUM        GRANDAISY RED/ORANGE – clear orange red with a brown centre and yellow halo.

 

ALONSOA REBEL

Superb orange-red flowers are held above the foliage all summer into autumn – good for a mixed tub or in a sunny border – height 22ins x 16ins

 

ANISODONTEA LADY IN PINK

Lovely Mallow with delightful pink flowers – darker pink markings in the centre – very free flowering with an upright habit – ideal for a tub or border – height 14ins x 12ins.

 

ARCTOTIS

Daisy type flowers – very similar to Gazania – these flower and flower but you need to deadhead – well worth the effort – ideal for a mixed tub in sun – height 14ins x 12ins.

ARCTOTIS            HANNAH - glowing orange red.

ARCTOTIS            HOLLY – rich rosy red.

 

BASIL AFRICAN BLUE

Tall growing Basil with purple green foliage topped by purple flowers in short spikes – mixes well with other plants in a sunny tub – 30 ins x 14 ins.

 

BEGONIA

Lots more varieties of begonia can be found on our Patio and Basket Plants list and on our Bedding and Patio List.

These are the cutting raised varieties – they bring an extra dimension to the range.

BEGONIA             CHARDONNAY - What a stunner! This trailing variety has delightful creamy, champagne-toned, double flowers that are shaped like rose petals – ideal for a basket.

BEGONIA             GLOWING EMBERS – popular orange flowering trailing variety – ideal for a basket – height and spread 12-16ins.

 

Begonia Solenia - compact bushy plants – grow them in tubs on a sunny patio or in formal borders – height 8-10ins.

BEGONIA             SOLENIA APRICOT – lovely apricot orange

BEGONIA             SOLENIA LIGHT PINK – clear bright and vivid pink.

BEGONIA             SOLENIA RED ORANGE – striking orange red.

BEGONIA             SOLENIA YELLOW – bright yellow

 

Begonia Sweet Spice – sweetly scented with compact cascading foliage – makes a fine basket all on its own

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE BOUNTY – pink with apricot pink shades.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE BUTTERCREAM – rich buttery yellow.

 

CLEOME SENORITA ROSALITA

So good its even got its own video – explosions of pink flowers atop tall green foliage – ideal for the back of a large tub or in s sunny border – height 2ft x 16ins.

 

GAZANIA SUNBATHERS TIKAL

Exotic looking Daisy - glowing orange blooms with a coppered red stripe on each petal – good for a sunny tub or border – Height 12ins.

 

GERANIUMS – SEE OUR SEPARATE LIST

 

HELIOTROPIUM MIDNIGHT SKY - HELIOTROPE

Classic favourite - Deep purple flowers with the heavenly scent of vanilla and cherry pie – ideal for a sunny tub or border - height and spread 12ins

 

IMPATIENS – SUNPATIENS

Very free flowering ground cover plants with vivid bright coloured flowers – a big step up from Busy Lizzies and unaffected by downy mildew – much hardier than New Guinea Impatiens – ideal for tubs and borders in sun or semi-shade  – Height 10 ins x 16 ins – taller if planted closer together.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS BLUSH PINK – pale pink with darker salmon-pink shades.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS DEEP ROSE – clear vivid rich rose.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS ELECTRIC ORANGE – bright hot orange.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS HOT LILAC – very rich lilac.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS MAGENTA - bright and shinning rich magenta.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS RED – dark rich shinning red.

IMPATIENS         SUNPATIENS WHITE – pure white – very popular.

 

NASTURTIUM RED WONDER

Robust trailing plant with deep rich-red single flowers, on dark green-bronze foliage – ideal for a large basket or mixed tub – trails up to 24ins.

 

OSTEOSPERMUM

See our Bedding and Patio Range for the normal colour range.

This range contains the more unusual colours – ideal as a feature in a tub in sun or semi-shade – height 12ins x 18ins.

OSTEOSPERMUM            FLOWER POWER PURPLE SUN – rich orange heavily flushed purple in the centre.

OSTEOSPERMUM            SERENITY BLUE EYED BEAUTY – clear yellow with a big purple-blue eye in the centre – hence the name.

OSTEOSPERMUM            VOLTAGE YELLOW – very vigorous and free flowering - clear yellow flowers with a deeper yellow centre.

OSTEOSPERMUM            3D PINK – double flowered variety – pink with a violet-pink double centre.

 

SALVIA

Salvia are the ultimate feature plants – their robust upright habit and free flowering nature from summer right into late autumn makes them ideal for tubs and borders – plant in full sun or part shade and enjoy.

 

Salvia Mystic -

SALVIA MYSTIC SPIRES – fabulous tall variety with spires of true-blue flowers throughout the summer and into autumn – height and spread 24 ins.

SALVIA MYSTY – a more compact form of Mystic Spires – the same true-blue flowers - height and spread 16ins.

 

Salvia Rockin – sets a new standard for Salvia – much more compact habit than before – height 30 ins x 16ins.

SALVIA ROCKIN DEEP PURPLE – sumptuous royal velvet blue flowers – a much improved Amistad.                                      

SALVIA ROCKIN FUCHSIA – bright fuchsia pink.

 

Salvia Fari – tall spikes of wonderful natural looking flowers held above the foliage – makes a wonderful natural tub - height 18ins x 12 ins.

SALVIA FARI MIDNIGHT CANDLE - beautiful deep, midnight-blue flower spikes.

SALVIA FARI WHITE CANDLE – lovely white flowers.

 

Salvia Go-Go – these are just like giant versions of the old-fashioned bedding salvias – great for large tubs and borders - height 4ft x 3 ft.

SALVIA GO-GO PURPLE – dark plum purple.

SALVIA GO-GO SCARLET – lovely scarlet red.

 

Salvia Lips – the ever-popular Hot Lips has been joined by two new varieties this year – ideal for a sunny border or tub – height 20ins x 18ins.

SALVIA AMETHYST LIPS - two-toned "imperial purple" flowers with white flecks – darker purple in cooler months.

SALVIA CHERRY LIPS - stunning cherry to magenta coloured flowers which become more bicoloured and whiter as the summer heats up.

SALVIA HOT LIPS - unique scarlet-red and white, two-toned flowers – redder in cooler months.

SALVIA SAN CARLOS FESTIVAL – like the Lips varieties but with clear crimson pink, almost red flowers – height 24 ins x 20ins.

 

Salvia Wish – fabulous robust plants for a large sunny tub or border – highly recommended – height 3ft x 2ft.

SALVIA EMBER'S WISH – vivid scarlet red.

SALVIA WENDYS WISH – bright purple.

 

THUNBERGIA – BLACK EYED SUZIE

Equally at home scrambling and climbing along a wall or trellis as it is cascading out of a large basket of tub – spread around 4 ft or more.

THUNBERGIA     A-PEEL TANGERINE SLICE - beautiful orange shades with a sumptuous dark eye.

THUNBERGIA     ORANGE BEAUTY - large dark-eyed, brilliant orange blooms – the classic variety.

THUNBERGIA     AFRICAN SUNSET – softer coloured flowers that vary in colour from bright orange to cream with dark contrasting eyes.