Plants

New plant news, plus our guides to species and cultivars of popular or useful plant genera, with supplier's tips on how to use or sell them.

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Heuchera Little Cuties

Heuchera Little Cuties

Kernock Park Plants has added six Heuchera Little Cuties to its catalogue: 'Coco', 'Peppermint', 'Sweet Tart', 'Blondie', 'Ginger Snap' and 'Sugar Berry'.

Wyevale Nurseries lines up Eucomis launch for Four Oaks Trade Show

Wyevale Nurseries lines up Eucomis launch for Four Oaks Trade Show

Wyevale Nurseries will be unveiling a new plant, the pineapple lily Eucomis 'Pineapple Princess Glitter' at the Four Oaks Trade Show 2014, which opens in Lower Withington, near Macclesfield, on Tuesday.

Clematis and hydrangea among big winners at this week's Plantarium in Boskoop.

Clematis and hydrangea among big winners at this week's Plantarium in Boskoop.

Clematis 'Maria Sklodowska Curie' PBR by Clematis Container Nursery from Poland has won the Plantarium Press Award in the Garden Plants category.

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Plant Focus

Caryopteris

Caryopteris

Bright-blue flowers and contrasting foliage help to ensure a long season of interest, says Kevin Line.

Astilbe

Astilbe

A tolerance to waterlogged conditions, dense foliage and feathery plumes of flowers make this an ideal plant for damp gardens and pond sides, writes Bethan Norris

Actaea

Actaea

Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.

Eucryphia

Eucryphia

Grown for their abundant and showy white or pink flowers, these trees are great companion plants for varieties that love acid soil, says Bethan Norris.

Ligularia

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

Leucanthemum

Leucanthemum

Prolific flowers and a long season make this an attractive addition to the garden, writes Bethan Norris.