A Stunning Range of Plants for the Garden and Conservatory to create a Truly Tropical Feel.
A cross generic hybrid between Digitalis and Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) A sterile plant that won't set seed and so has a longer flowering period. This tropical looking foxglove is one the longest blooming perennials in the garden, Flowering from late spring to frost. 'Illumination Raspberry' hybrid has magenta pink blooms with salmon throats on...
An evergreen shrub with green foliage and white bell-shaped flowers with yellow centres. 1-2 ltr pot
This is the Giant Burmese honeysuckle, an unusual species that is tender except in the mildest spots. Enormous creamy flowers deepen to yellow as they age. Fragrant. The flowers are in proportion to their large, handsome dark green leaves and the plant grows to 18' to 20' tall.
A lovely cultivar with large bright yellow flowers over a long period in summer. Best against a warm sheltered sunny wall in mild gardens. Trim back in spring to keep bushy. A good conservatory plant - grow in large pot with John Innes no. 3 and grit. 3ltr pot.
An interesting woody based perennial with pale green heart shaped leaves. Racemes of large pea like yellow flowers with purple keels borne in late summer and autumn. Grow in full sun and free draining soil.
This evergreen is pretty hardy if planted in a sheltered spot. It has a mass of cluttered arching branches with tiny pointed leaves, these are a lovely bronze colour in spring. From late spring it bears loads of pendulous fiery red dangling flowers. Needs a lime free well drained soil in sun or light shade.
A vigorous evergreen climber with trailing or twining reddish brown stems and glossy rich green leaves. Bright yellow flowers mainly in summer. Height 3-6m.Half hardy
Large evergreen shrub/small tree. Buff yellow and red flowers amid magnificent foliage. Hardy in milder counties. Moist but well drained acid soil in partial shade. Member of the Proteaceae so likely to be very sensitive to phosphate. Height 3-5m. 3ltr pot
Giant Madeira Foxglove is similar to the Canary Isoplexis species, but much more robust and has much broader, darker green leaves and large, dark orange flowers in dense spikes.
Named for Queen Isabella of Spain, this native of the Canary Islands has lovely red-orange flowers and flowers May to August. It's most unusual in UK and gives a tropical feel to the border, growing to about 4' in height.
Cape honeysuckle is a fast growing, scrambling, multi-stemmed shrub which may grow up to 2-3 m high and spread more than 2.5 m. It is an evergreen plant in warm regions but loses its leaves in colder ones.
Isoplexis canariensis or Digitalis canariensis is a beautiful evergreen upright shrub that bears spikes of apricot coloured flowers from the summer onwards. Often grown as a conservatory plant it will tolerate frosts of -1c so in mild locations can survive outdoors in the ground provided it is well mulched. Cut back new shoots towards the end of spring.