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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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Fuchsia 'Marlies de Keijzer'

Fuchsia 'Marlies de Keijzer'£4.50

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 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£6.50

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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Hedychium coronarium 'Gold Spot'

Hedychium coronarium 'Gold Spot'£12.00

Brilliant white flowers with a rich golden yellow mark in the centre on the top of tropical looking stems to 1.8m. Needs a warm sunny, sheltered spot.


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Salvia 'African Sky'

Salvia 'African Sky'£6.50

Stunning sky blue flowers from spring to autumn on this modern S. chamelaeagnea hybrid from New Zealand. Scented foliage is a bright, fresh green. 60cm in a sunny spot with good, drained soil. Probably not fully hardy.


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Salvia 'Belhaven'

Salvia 'Belhaven'£6.50

Bright red flowers over many months on this shrubby hybrid with distinctly more rounded, larger leaves than the typical Mexican types. Drained soil in full sun. Warm, sheltered position. ?Hardiness?


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Salvia 'Joan'

Salvia 'Joan'£6.50

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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Tulbaghia 'Cariad'

Tulbaghia 'Cariad'£6.00

A beautiful hybrid with grassy leaves and sweetly scented pale pink flowers with a peachy orange corolla to 20cm. Flowers most of the year! Full sun, drained soil. Half-hardy.


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