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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Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.

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Sophora

Sophora

A graceful habit, attractive foliage and often fragrant flowers are all selling points, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.

Celtis

Celtis

This underused species could add to the diversity of our urban tree population, Miranda Kimberley discovers.

Paeonia

Paeonia

Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.

Cotinus

Cotinus

These useful shrubs can fill large spaces in borders and provide colourful foliage in the autumn, says Miranda Kimberley.

Narcissus

Narcissus

The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.