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Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea'

Unique and highly ornamental large shrub or small tree for a very sheltered site in full sun. Bright blue-green leaves with new growth deep plum-purple through the growing season. Golden yellow 'Mimosa' flowers in early spring. Easy in a pot, can be hard pruned every year. Takes a fair amount of frost, though is best sited sensibly. My best selling plant by far.

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Acacia boormanii

Snowy River Wattle. A most lovely species and fairly hardy too. Foliage on this one is a feathery mass of very, very narrow linear grey-green leaves (phyllodes). Makes a large shrub, covered in panicles of scented, lemon-yellow mimosa flowers in early spring. Worthy of a sheltered location. Very rarely offered in the UK.

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Agave atrovirens var. mirabilis F&M 245

One of the very largest of all Agave, forming extremely handsome rosettes over 4m across and 2.5m high. A gargantuan beast from the cool, moist highlands of east central Mexico, this certainly takes a few degrees of frost, but more importantly it will be very moisture tolerant. Very rare in cultivation.

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Agave ovatifolia NJM 09.002

The 'whale tongue agave' was officially described in only 2002, this new species from the far north east corner of Mexico is, without question, one of the most stunning of all. Very chunky perfectly formed rosettes, 120cm across by 90cm tall at their maximum, are composed of icy-blue, very deeply scalloped leaves. Proven one of the hardiest and easiest in the garden. Fabuloso!

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Agave parrasana

From the Sierra de Parras in the middle of the Chihuahuan desert, this is related to A. parryi, though it has a look all its own. Even at maturity this is a stubby, squat, spiny little beast, with relatively wide leaves compared to their length and a height of only about 30cm. The foliage is bluish-grey with hooked lateral spines. Pretty hardy, but best in a pot.

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Agave parryi - Stoneman Lake, AZ

A form of this potentially very hardy species collected near Stoneman Lake, Arizona, 6600ft alt, representing one of the coldest provenances. This form makes large, relatively open rosettes of fairly slim, bright, somewhat milky-blue-grey leaves with contrasting black end spines. Try this outside in maximum drainage, where it should be very hardy.

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Agave parryi Large form

Agave parryi Large form

Seed collected from unusually large plants, with rigid, broad leaves in dense rosettes of up to 1.2m across at over 7000ft in New Mexico at the North Eastern corner of its natural range. These should cope with cold down to minus 28c if dry, and will do perfectly well outside in the UK in very well drained conditions This is most probably referable to the var. huachucensis.

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Amicia zygomeris

A most exotic looking large perennial pea from Mexico, with strong growth to about2.5m. Pinnate foliage has leaflets with indented tips, giving a very distinct effect. Highly conspicuous large pale green, but heavily purple-red stained, stipules on the stems and large deep yellow pea flowers in late summer, makes for a striking specimen! Absolutely bone hardy in my experience, even through Dec' 2010, without a mulch. Sun.

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Arundo donax 'Macrophylla'

Giant reed. A truly gigantic thing, forming big clumps of blue-green towering foliage to 3m+ high. This is the wider leaved form, good for even more exotic effect, with leaves as wide as a good belt, with long tapering tips. Looks great as a backdrop, or even as a frontdrop if you like that sort of thing. Any ordinary soil in full sun.

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Astelia 'Silver Shadow'

A cross between A. chathamica and A. nervosa, making an arresting clump of boldly metallic-silver sword shaped foliage 1m high by a little more across. For sun or semi-shade and a reasonably sheltered position from the worst of winter cold. A bold specimen plant for a pot, though best brought under cover in winter if grown in this way.

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Astelia grandis

A broad leaved robust species forming big clumps of taper pointed, textured, strap-like silver-green leaves to 2m tall in the wild, but more like 1.5m here. A swampy grower in nature, but fine in ordinary soils in cultivation if not bone dry. A fine foliage plant, like a more refined Phormium, this is one of the two hardiest Astelia species and hardier than A. chathamica for example.

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