Feature Plants

FEATURE PLANTS 2021

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  

 

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.

Available June 2021.

 

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 RIVULET

Brand new for 2021 – Fantastic free flowering Begonias with a dense mounding habit – ideal for baskets and patio tubs – height 14ins x 18ins.

Available late May until June-July.

BEGONIA             RIVULET ORANGE – single light orange flowers with bronze foliage.

BEGONIA             RIVULET SCARLET – double scarlet flowers.

BEGONIA             RIVULET WHITE BLUSH – single white flowers with pink reverse.

BEGONIA             RIVULET PINK – lovely with single pink flowers.

BEGONIA             RIVULET ROSE – rich rose pink double flowers.

 

BEGONIA SWEET SPICE

Brand new range for 2021 – sweetly scented with compact cascading foliage – makes a fine basket all on its own.

Available June-July.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE BOUNTY – pink with apricot pink shades.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE BUTTERCREAM – rich buttery yellow.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE APPLEBLOSSOM – white with pale pink reverse.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE CITRUS – lemon yellow.

BEGONIA             SWEET SPICE ENGLISH ROSE – rosy pink.

 

CANNA CANNOVA BRONZE SCARLET

New for 2021 - strong growing seed raised variety with bronze foliage and bright crimson flowers – height 32ins.

 

CHLOROPHYTUM STARLIGHT

Brand new for 2021 - The marvellous grass-like foliage is variegated, having creamy white and rich green stripes running along its length - and it forms a fountain-like clump, with magnificent architectural qualities for containers and borders, especially with the arrival of the dainty, lily-like flowers from early summer. Height 18ins x 10ins.

 

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.

 

CYPERUS LITTLE PRINCE

Brand new for 2021 - This is an architectural beauty, with large umbels at the terminals of sturdy green, reed-like stems. Ideal for any situation, container, or border, including water gardens. Height 16ins x 8ins.

 

DAHLIA

Excellent selection for tubs and borders.

DAHLIA BISHOP OF LLANDAFF – popular bronze leaved variety with bright red flowers, height 28ins x 20ins.

DAHLIA MOONFIRE – striking bronze leaved variety, the golden- yellow flowers have bold red centres, height 28ins x 20ins.

DAHLIA MYSTIC DREAMER - bronze foliage topped with pale pink-white blooms with a strong magenta stripe on the individual petals, height 28ins x 20ins.

DAHLIA ROXY - shocking magenta pink single flowers look superb on this reasonably compact bronze leaved variety, height 28ins x 20ins.

DAHLIA DALAYA ARUNA – double rich red with even darker maroon-red centres, bronze foliage, height 24ins x 20 ins.

DAHLIA DALAYA SHIVA – semi-double golden yellow flowers touched with red, bronze foliage, height 24ins x 20 ins.

DAHLIA DALAYA YOGI – semi-double light oink flowers with a large red eye, bronze foliage, height 24ins x 20 ins.

 

FICINIA ICE CRYSTAL

Brand new for 2021 - This is a unique, decorative clump forming, sedge-like tender perennial. Slightly serrated leaves, with white margins and deep-green inner. ‘Ice Crystal’ will form low mounds of foliage with inconspicuous clusters of brown flowers during summer. Height 6ins x 8ins.

               

GERANIUMS – Including Scented Geraniums - SEE OUR SEPARATE LIST

 

GOMPHRENA    TRUFFULA PINK               

Brand new for 2021 - This multi-award-winning variety in the USA creates mounds of green foliage covered in more flowers than you can count across it has a strong, compact, and spreading habit. It is another summer sizzler, favouring the temperatures of mid-summer, but develops very well in the cooler periods of May and June. Great for containers, baskets, raised beds and borders, the bright pink flowers are sure to make a stunning display. Height 16ins x 16ins.

 

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.

Available late May-June.

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.

 

RHYNCHOSPORA DANCING STAR

Brand new for 2021 - A distinctive form of Star Rush, native to moist wetlands of southern states of America, so a virtual aquatic plant, but surprisingly drought resistant. With upright, green swards that produce stems with unique white star shaped flowers. Ideal for full sun, or partial shade, containers, borders, or water margins are all suitable. Height 20ins x 40ins.

 

RUDBECKIA PRAIRIE SUN

Large bold free flowering daisy – ideal for a sunny border or large tub – a real show stopper – height 36inx x 36ins.

 

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 BLUE SUEDE SHOES - light blue flowers, black calyx, which contrast perfectly with the dark green foliage. Expect continuous blooms all summer long right through to the first frosts. A real summer stunner! …

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

SALVIA ROCKIN FUCHSIA – bright fuchsia pink.

 

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  

Brand New range for 2021. The ever-popular Hot Lips has been joined by seven new varieties this year – ideal for a sunny border or tub – height 20ins x 18ins or more.

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 ICING SUGAR - aromatic foliage is smothered in mauve/lilac and purple pursed lip like flowers produced from dark buds all summer long.

SALVIA JOY - from late spring right through until autumn ‘Joy’ will produce open racemes of bi-colour, hooded flowers which are coral-pink on top and blush pink at the bottom. These are held over a foliage of small, oval, aromatic, grey-green leaves.

SALVIA ROYAL BUMBLE - a stunning Sage! Heaps of bright, pillar-box red flowers adorn the bushes of slightly fragrant ovate green foliage.

SALVIA SAN CARLOS FESTIVAL – like the Lips varieties but with clear crimson-pink, almost red flowers.

SALVIA VIBE IGNITION PURPLE - a wonderful, robust, compact Salvia with electric purple-blue flowers, held by near-black calyx, held on upright stems above healthy green foliage. A fantastic summer variety that loves the heat, full sun and is also pretty drought tolerant. This variety will flower to be enjoyed into early autumn.

 

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.

 

ZALUZIANSKYA STAR BALSAM

New for 2021 - This will give you unsurpassable honey-vanilla scent as the sun goes down. The foliage forms a compact mound, and its unique flowers appear crimson-red when closed, and white when open. Ideal for tubs, baskets and borders, height 12ins x 24ins.