A guide to species and cultivars of popular or useful plant genera, with supplier's tips on how to use or sell them plus the latest plant releases.
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These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.
Prolific flowers and a long season make this an attractive addition to the garden, writes Bethan Norris.
These highly attractive trees and shrubs remain popular among landscape gardeners, Miranda Kimberley reports.
Fragrant flowers in many colours make these plants a favourite in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.
Showy flowers and variegated leaves make this a useful choice in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.
Attractive flowers and foliage have made Jacob's ladder a cottage garden favourite, says Miranda Kimberley.
Daisy bushes can make ideal evergreen shrubs for hedging or windbreaks in coastal gardens or landscapes, Miranda Kimberley explains.
These shade-loving plants work well as features in woodland gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.
These plants can fit in small gardens to provide many seasons of interest, Miranda Kimberley finds.
Commonly known as the Pasque flower, this perennial is gaining in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.
Fast-growing evergreen foliage makes these plants excellent garden features, says Miranda Kimberley
The 'elephant's ears' provide good ground cover and bright spring flowers, notes Miranda Kimberley.
Ornamental types feature bright flowers and can have attractive foliage, says Miranda Kimberley.
The exquisite fragrance of these plants makes them valuable to gardeners, says Miranda Kimberley.
The figs make up a huge genus and, despite coming from tropical and subtropical regions, are well known to UK gardeners and houseowners because the common and edible fig is widely grown in greenhouses as well as outside in warmer areas - and many orn...
Farplants has launched Rehmannia Walberton's 'Magic Dragon'.
Entries put forward for next month's Plantarium nursery trade fair being held in the Netherlands.
The search has begun for the best of this year's ornamental plant introductions and professional products.
RHS plant committee coordinator Lesley Whayman is organising an event on 6 November at Hillside Event Centre at Wisley to help British breeders "to fulfil their promise".
Lovania Nurseries and Blackmoor Nurseries have won best plant display, and the visitor vote for best new plant respectively at the HTA National Plant Show.
Following the launch of Forsythia 'Spring Show Off' in the USA, Wyevale Nurseries, which recently re-organised from three companies into one, is offering the plant in the UK.
Dibleys Nurseries launched Streptocarpus 'Bella', 'Dee' and 'Supernova' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It is now selling plugs in six-packs.
Trade clients are moving away from buying lots of smaller plants to buying bigger, but fewer, specimen plants, according to Coblands.
Dibley's Streptocarpus 'Bella' has won Gardening Scotland's improved plant of the show competition which also featured Rumbling Bridge's Primula aurantiaca x P. pulverulenta and Glendoick's new Ben series of azaleas.
A range of multiple irises, including 'Astana' - Cayeux Iris
Chrysanthemum 'Martin Bell' from Chrysanthemums Direct.
Sarracenia 'Matt Johnson' from Hampshire Carnivorous Plants.
Clematis Edda ('Evipo074') from Raymond Evison Clematis.
Hosta 'Andy Murray' is from Brookfield Plants.
Roses including Rosa Olivia Rose Austin from David Austin Roses.
Lathyrus odoratus 'Helen Millar' from Eagle Sweet Peas.
Zantedeschia 'Barcelona' is from Brighter Blooms.
Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold' from Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants.
Iris 'Blue Hour'is new to the UK.
Iris 'Color Strokes' is a variety from Schreiner and is new to the UK.
Iris 'Ice Capade' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Iris 'Ink Pattern' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Iris 'Lost in Love' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Iris 'Out of the Dark' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Iris 'Star in the Night' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Iris 'Whee' is one of nine new irises introduced by Claire Austin Hardy Plants.
Claire Austin Hardy Plants has introduced nine new irises into the UK market after spotting the varieties in the USA.
Cotinus 'Ruby Glow', selected by Alan Postill as having the star qualities of habit, abundant flowering and "sensational" autumn colour.
Cotinus 'Candy Floss', a cross between C. 'Grace' and C. 'Daydream' made by Hillier plant propagators that grows up to 4m in height.
Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres has introduced:
Sun Villea, a compact bougainvillea, will also be on show along with a range of new-generation Surfinia varieties, including Heavenly Blue.
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