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Fargesia 'Jiuzhaigou 1'
Fargesia robusta 'Campbell'
Fargesia nitida 'Black Pearl'
Ginkgo biloba 'Troll'
Phyllostachys bambusoides 'Holochrysa'
Phyllostachys nigra 'Henonis'
Phyllostachys aurea 'Koi'
Nandina domestica 'Woods Dwarf'
Hardy Gingers and Bananas make a superb statement in the exotic garden, The bananas such as Musa basjoo, the Japanese hardy banana or Musella lasiocarpa, the Chinese Lotus banana, are ideal for adding height and presence to your garden. Musa basjoo can reach impressive heights with plants reaching 4 or 5 metres often flowering and producing tiny inedible bananas.
As well as adding structure to your garden Hedychium gingers provide stunning flowers and heady fragrance in late summer and early autumn. Another ginger, Cautleya spicata form clumps with masses of yellow flowers and is hardy outdoors even in the far north. most are hardy in Southern of England, but may require some winter protection in colder areas.
To find out more about wrapping up big leaf plants such as these for winter months, please follow this link: I need to wrap up my banana for the winter!
Ginger lillies - Care Advice
** Please note that we may cut the back the leaves on the bananas and gingers before despatch to minimise damage in transit**
Canna 'Stuttgart' is fabulous white and green variegated canna with strong upright growth and large leaves. It is a vigorous srong growing variety reaching up to 1.50cm each year and producing large sprays of pinky orange flowers. Best planted in a s...
Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee'
Ornamental Black Leaf Taro
Colocasia esculenta 'Kona Coffee' is a beautiful new introduction from the plantsman Dr. John Cho in Hawaii with amazing heart shaped metallic looking purply-black brown leaves up to 40cm or more long. Said to be more compact than the species our sto...
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii'
Purple Abyssinian Banana
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii' is a fast growing, very jungly plant also known as the Red Abyssinian banana. Though not hardy it can be grown outside duriing the summer months either planted out or in a large container. Often growing to over 1.50 metr...
Hedychium 'Pink Princess'
Pink Butterfly Lily
Hedychium 'Pink Princess' is a fairly vigorous ginger plant quickly producing a large number of leafy stems topped with spikes of flowers having a beautiful pink-flushed white petals with a dark pink flame at the base, which also has an attractive sc...
Hedychium Telstar 4
Telstar 4 Ginger
Hedychium Telstar 4 is a recent hybrid hardy ginger producing tall fairly narrow stems with deep green slender leaves. Hedychium Telstar 4 is proving popular due it's speed of growth, up to 1.50cm high, and the abundant delicate salmon pink flowerhea...
Orange-red Ginger Lily
Hedychium aurantiacum is a selected form of Hedychium coccineum chosen beause of it's superb bright orange flowers which are produced in abundanced late summer right up until the first frosts. The architectural narrow grey-green foliage looks stunnin...
Hardy Ginger Lily
Hedychium densiflorum is a lovely compact ginger which first introduced into the UK in the 1930's which has since proved to be one of the hardiest gingers available. We have Hedychium densiflorum growing planted out in the ground here in West Sussex...
Hedychium forrestii is beautiful jungly hardy ginger with large showy leaves topped in late summer by white open flower clusters. Forests ginger has a sweet delicate fragrance to the flowers which often have pale pink to yellow bases to the stamens a...
Hedychium greenii is a superb foliage plant, with maroon stems and undersides of the leaves, with the top of the leaf a dark glossy green. Hedychium greenii has a softer gently arching appearance than its spiky architectural relatives with large flo...
Hedychium wardiii is really beautiful hardy ginger with large wonderfully fragrant bright yellow flowers unlike other gingers. Reaching up to 1.5 metres high this ginger is proving remarkably hardy and easy to grow rapidly forming clumps of arching s...
Hardy Banana Tree
Musa basjoo, often known as the Japanese hardy banana is indeed a banana plant you can successfully grow out doors in the U.K. Originally considered to have originated from the Japanese islands of Ryukyu it's now known to have first been discovered...