Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’

Seiont Nurseries are continuing to blaze a trail of new plants, with production of their new Blechnum brasiliense ‘Volcano’ which this Plant Enthusiast fell in love with when it was on Show at Four Oaks. Blechnum brasiliense is also known as the dwarf Brazilian tree fern. Blechnum brasiliense as the name suggests comes from Brazil, and this gives a…

Nandina domestica ‘Sunset Boulevard’

This has been a fabulous year for new plants so far, the Garden Centres in 2015 will be filled with some amazing new plants, including Nandina domestics ‘Sunset Boulevard’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’ bred by Andre Boereboom from Holland and has striking orange/yellow/sunset coloured young shoots, compact growing and an incredible autumn colour. What a superb new…

Rodgersia “Bronze Peacock” wins Silver at HTA National Plant Show

Rodgersia are an often overlooked herbaceous perennial which can add structure to borders with its bold foliage. Rodgersia “Bronze Peacock”, which has been bred by Terra Nova Nurseries in Oregon has the darkest foliage of any Rodgersia available today.     The leaves are thick, glossy, indented and make a great sculptural addition to woodland…

Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’ wins New Plant Awards at HTA National Plant Show

Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’ from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather’s Nursery has beaten off stiff competition from over 120 other new plants to win the New Plant Awards at the Horticulture Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show (2014).   Bred by Patrick Fairweather, Trollius Dancing Flame has striking bright orange open flowers and sturdy upright stems with more pronounced…