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Nicotiana tabaccum 'Variegata' - Variegated Tobacco Plants / Other

Nicotiana tabaccum 'Variegata' - Variegated Tobacco

Tall 7 foot tobacco plant with large leaves and pink blooms and striking variegated foliage. Large 30-cm leaves, 5-cm flowers. Same botanical species as the cultivated tobacco and can be smoked. Leaves contain nicotine and can also be used to make an organic insecticide. Full sun. …

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow Plants / Perennials

Achillea millefolium 'Red Velvet' - yarrow

Yarrow is a maintenance-free perennial suitable for standard flower beds as well as dry locations. Fern-like leaves are fine and deep green, basal leaves are larger than stem leaves. Flowers come out in flat corymbs in early summer. They are vivid red with tiny yellow centres. It tolerates wide range …

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree Plants / Perennials

Xanthorrhoea australis - Austral Grass-tree

Australian native known for its thick black trunk to 5 which is topped by a 3 high fountain of grass-like leaves which in turn produce an erect 5 flower spike. Requires constant warmth and full sun. Arid - sub tropic. The Aborigines called these plants Black Boys because after a wild fire, the bottom …

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern Plants / Ferns

Athyrium filix-femina - lady fern

Lady fern is an elegant and beautiful fern, one of the most popular. It has bright green fronds of lacy leaves. The plant is clump forming, growing into a dense perennial with profusion of leaves from one centre. If desired, divide in March-April, after frosts, before leaves emerge. …

Dasylirion wheeleri - Desert Spoon Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

Dasylirion wheeleri - Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri - Sotol or Huge Desert Spoon Ribbon-like leaves to 3 ft. edged with hooked thorns. Creamy white flowers in May & June on a spike that can grow to 12 ft. & looks wonderful all season. Pulling off leaves at the base gives you the desert spoon. …

Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei' - golden elm Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Ulmus x hollandica 'Wredei' - golden elm

This elm is a slender shrub - a cross between ulmus minor and ulmus glabra from Germany, yet from 1875. It has been a popular small tree or rather a shrub ever since. Its size is suitable for gardens with restricted space as it seldom grows more than 1,5m wide and can be 3-5m tall. …

Brahea armata - Hesper Palm Plants / Tropical and Subtropical Plants

Brahea armata - Hesper Palm

Distinctive, unique and attractive, the blue Mexican or Hesper palm has a crown of rigid leaves which radiate from the trunk top. Blue palms are considered by many to have the bluest leaves of any palm in the world. Blue palm may grow 50 tall and 16 in width. The blue palm trunk is slightly swollen at …

Caladium bicolor 'Florida Cardinal' - Fancy-leafed Caladium Plants / Perennials

Caladium bicolor 'Florida Cardinal' - Fancy-leafed Caladium

Florida Cardinal - this bright beauty is graced with bright burgundy leaves outlined with dark green. Fancy leafed Caladiums are very showy foliage plants with bright red, pink, green and white variegated leaves. You ll enjoy these South American beauties with heart shaped, rainbow colored leaves...prettier …

Tagetes lucida - Mexican Mint Marigold Plants / Annuals

Tagetes lucida - Mexican Mint Marigold

Aromatic, anise-flavored leaves are used in seasoning sauces, soups, teas, and vinegar. Bears narrow, glossy green, serrated leaves and small yellow flowers in clusters. The dried leaves and flowers are brewed into a tea traditionally used for colic and malaria. Used as a poultice for rattlesnake bites …

Arum italicum - lords and ladies Plants / Perennials

Arum italicum - lords and ladies

Lords-and-ladies is an old favourite among tuberous plants. And as you can tell by the Latin name, it does not come from Bangladesh though it looks rather exotic. The arrow-shaped leaves are very attractive, marbled green with conspicuous creamy white or yellowish veins. They are popular for flower bouquets. …

Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Weigela florida 'Victoria' - weigela

Weigelas are valuable garden shrubs that grow freely in almost any soil and require little maintenance. They are deciduous shrubs growing 1.5 – 2.0 tall and just a bit less wide. Leaves are ovate to oval. Bell or funnel shaped flowers come in many colours and appear at the end of spring / beginning …

Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera Plants / Perennials

Gunnera manicata - giant gunnera

Giant gunnera is probably the biggest herbaceous perennial in the world, apart from banana trees. This exotic looking plant is called dinosaur’s food and comes from the Andes (Chile, Costa Rica, Columbia) where it can grow 3 m tall. …

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen' - soft shield fern Plants / Ferns

Polystichum setiferum 'Herrenhausen' - soft shield fern

This fern brings softness to your shady garden. The fronds are very decorative, composed of many, tiny leaflets forming a lacy-like, glossy leaves of bright green colour. They are evergreen. Though they are very hardy and can withstand heavy frosts evergreen we suggest cutting off all leaves in spring …