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Tender & Half-Hardy

We have a small but increasing collection of less than hardy plants and will add them here. These plants all require protection from frost unless otherwise stated.

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Begonia luxurians

Begonia luxurians£8.00

TENDER AGM Desireable species with exotic palmate leaves on red stems. Much used at Dixter. Can be put outside in a shady place in summer and take in frost free overwinter. 1.5m.


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Dahlia merckii

Dahlia merckii£6.50

A beautiful and fairly hardy species with masses of soft lilac pink flowers with golden centres from midsummer into late autumn on wiry stems to 1.2m. Drained soil in full sun with a deep mulch or protect in winter.


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Fuchsia 'Marlies de Keijzer'

Fuchsia 'Marlies de Keijzer'£6.00

An excellent half-hardy Fuchsia with tiny silvered leaves and miniature reddish flowers in late summer and autumn. ?75cm. Probably best grown in a pot and taken in overwinter.


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Fuchsia alpestris

Fuchsia alpestris£5.00

Rarely seen Brazilian species with downy foliage and a cascading habit. Attractive, elegant, red and purple flowers in late summer and autumn. 1.2m.


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Fuchsia boliviana (Carriere)

Fuchsia boliviana (Carriere)£4.50

TENDER Stunning rich red long-tubed flowers in clusters amongst tropical looking large rounded leaves. Usually to c. 1m but could be taller.


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Fuchsia fulgens

Fuchsia fulgens£6.00

TENDER AGM Rarely seen now this vigorous species from Mexico has large pale green leaves and big bunches of incredibly long tubed orange-red flowers with distinct creamy-green sepals. Potentially 2m!


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Fuchsia glazioviana

Fuchsia glazioviana£4.50

AGM A elegant species with slender bright reddish pink flowers with purple corollas and red filaments. Smallish but broad leaves try to be evergreen. Borderline hardy - drained soil in a sheltered position, light shade. 60cm?


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Fuchsia hatschbachii

Fuchsia hatschbachii£4.50

AGM Unusual lanceolate leaves on a willowy upright plant producing masses of elegant red and purple flowers from midsummer. Distinctive reddish stems. Should be hardy in drained soil, best in some shade.


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Fuchsia x bacillaris

Fuchsia x bacillaris£4.50

One of the Encliandra types with tiny pink flowers and equally tiny deep green folaige on arching stems. Hardy in a sheltered spot in drained soil. 60cm.


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Pelargonium acetosum

Pelargonium acetosum£5.00

TENDER Wonderful grey succulent leaves with scalloped margins and a good display of clear salmon pink, narrow petalled, flowers all summer. Protect from frost. Semi-trailing habit.


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Salvia 'Joan'

Salvia 'Joan'£4.50

A stunning, hardy, Salvia involucrata hybrid makes an upright bushy plant with spires of brilliant deep almost purplish pink flowers to 90cm. Drained soil in full sun.


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Salvia concolor

Salvia concolor£6.50

A striking large species making a bushy plant to 2.4m with soft green foliage and brilliant deep blue flowers in autumn on cobalt blue flowering stems. Sheltered sunny spot, mulch overwinter.


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Salvia confertiflora

Salvia confertiflora£6.50

HALF-HARDY. Woody based herbaceous sage with big matt green leaves and spires of orange-red furry flowers to 1.8m from midsummer to autumn. Overwinter as cuttings or grow in a big pot and keep frost-free.


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