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Acer palmatum Dissectum 'Crimson Princess'
Buddleja glomerata 'Silver Service'
Euonymus fortunei 'wolong ghost'
Clematis armandii 'Little White Charm'
Skimmia japonica 'Temptation'
Polystichum setiferum 'Proliferum'
Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'
Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustifolia'
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**
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta'
Cautleya spicata 'Robusta' is one of our favourite hardy gingers, this Cautleya only grows to around 1m high producing masses of dark green jungly leaves against burgundy red stems, it the garden it rapidly forms small elegant clumps with multi stems...
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish'
Musa acuminata 'Dwarf Cavendish' One of the best bananas for indoor cultivation. Grows between 1.20m to 1.75 m tall and produces excellent sweet tasting bananas. Keep in a bright position in indirect light. Water well during spring and summer feeding...
Hardy Banana Tree
Musa basjoo, the Japanese hardy banana, is a fabulous hardy banana, which when given rich soil and plenty of feed can reach 4m or more. It is root hardy so shoots from the ground each year if frosted but if the trunk is protected it gets larger each ...
Roscoea alpina - Purple
A tuberous alpine with dark green leaves and purple orchid-like flowers in mid-summer. Height 50cm. Spread 20cm. Herbaceous. Hardy in a sheltered site. Plant no less than 6" deep, in humus rich, well drained, preferably neutral - acid soil. Light pos...
Roscoea alpina - White
A tuberous alpine with dark green leaves and white orchid-like flowers in mid-summer. Height 40cm. Spread 20cm. Herbaceous. Hardy in a sheltered site. Plant no less than 6" deep, in humus rich, well drained, preferably neutral - acid soil. Light posi...