Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'
A large and attractive evergreen succulent creating tall stems with terminal rosettes of dark purple-black leaves. Can reach a height of 1.5m given time. Not hardy and needs to be pot grown in a free draining mix and given frost free conditions over winter. Likes a sunny, warm position outside during summer. Water during growth but keep on the dry side when dormant.
An impressive evergreen succulent forming a branched, open framework of stems with large, velvety rosettes of fleshy green leaves which turn red tinted when grown in strong sun. Really striking when in flower with bright, golden yellow racemes of small, star shaped flowers. Not at all hardy needing frost free protection over the winter months. Water well when in full growth but keep on the dry side over winter. Height and spread around 60cm when pot grown.
Aeonium decorum 'Variegatum'
An extremely attractive, evergreen succulent creating multiple stems with terminal rosettes of yellow and green leaves edged in red. Reaches a height and spread of 60cm given time. Not hardy and needs to be pot grown in a free draining mix and given frost free conditions over winter. Likes a sunny, warm position outside during summer. Water during growth but keep on the dry side when dormant. Name subject to debate but also sold as Aeonium 'Kiwi'
Aeonium tabuliforme (AGM-H1c)
A seldom seen and unique Aeonium forming a flattened geometric rossette of overlapping soft green leaves margined with delicate white cilia. Naturally found clinging to rocky, well drained surfaces bit like a veggy limpet. Will not tolerate water standing around their roots or in their growing crowns. Likes a sunny spot during summer but bring indoors to a windowsill for winter and keep quite dry until Spring. Monocarpic with racemes of yellow flowers after a few years.
A large and beautiful succulent creating tall stems with terminal rosettes of dark reddish-black leaves. Can reach a height of 2m given time. Not at all hardy and needs to be pot grown in a free draining mix and given frost free conditions over winter. Likes a sunny, warm position outside during summer. A cross between A.arboretum 'Zwartkop' and A.undulatum.
Agave x nigra - Not available 2019
A superb hybrid between A.scabra and A.victoriae reginae, combining the best of each parent into one seriously sexy offspring! Very striking with stiffly angled, silvery grey leaves, tipped with black. Not impossible to grow outside if kept dry with overhead cover for the winter but best grown in a pot and stored in a bright place. Copes with very low temps as long as it is dry. Needs a sunny warm spot during summer, benefiting from the occasional liquid feed. Rare.
Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba' (AGM-H1)
A superb Agave forming a rosette of spiny-edged, grey-green leaves, each with a central, white stripe with mature plants producing leaves upto 1m in length. Best grown in a well drained pot and stored in a bright place where it will take surprisingly low temperatures as long as it is dry. Likes a sunny warm spot outdoors during summer, benefiting from an occasional liquid feed. Slow growing than the species reaching a height and spread of 1m.
Agave americana 'Variegata' (AGM-H1)
A large specimen of 'Variegata' is a truly magnificent sight with handsome 1.5m tall rosettes of spiny-edged, grey-green leaves with longitudinal creamy-white stripes. Not impossible to grow outside if given a water tight cover for the winter but best grown in a well drained pot and stored in a bright place where it will take surprisingly low temperatures as long as it is dry. Likes a sunny warm spot outdoors during summer, benefiting from an occasional liquid feed.
Agave parryi 'Cream Spike'
A seldom seen little Agave forming a small rosette of olive green leaves margined with cream coloured edges and dark brown spines. Reported to withstand several degrees of frost when dry but far better to pot grow in a well drained mix and stored frost free in a bright place. Loves a sunny warm spot outside over summer benefiting from an occasional liquid feed. Reaches a height and spread of around 20 to 30cm occasionally suckering to produce offsets.
Aloe striatula (AGM-H3)
A striking foliage Aloe with large, dark green succulent leaves, strongly recurved and edged ith numerous small white teeth along their margins. Tall flowering stems support yellow-orange red hot poker type flowers during summer. Must have a sunny position in a very free draining soil. Best in sunny, hot corners. May damage top growth but should cope with lows of between -10 and -15C given excellent drainage. Height and spread 1.5m given time.
Echeveria 'Black Prince' - Not available 2019
A choice Echeveria and one of the darkest coloured. In winter, the colouration is more to the green side, but then will darken to purple or black in full sun during summer. Long, arching sprays of red blooms during autumn. A hybrid between E.affinis and E.shaviana. Suited to a pot using a well drained soil mix. Likes to be outside in full sun during summer and stored on the dry side over winter in a light, frost free place. Height and spread 20cm.
Echeveria cante - Not available 2019
A very rare and beautiful succulent plant with 30cm wide rosettes of blue-green leaves covered with a thick, powdery white coating, sometimes showing a fine red edge along the leaf margin. Produces thick, 45cm tall, erect flower stalks bearing gray leaf bracts and yellow-orange flowers during summer. Will tolerate light frost if kept dry over winter so suited to a cool greenhouse. Requires good light during summer but not too much full sun.
Echeveria 'Duchess of Nuremberg'
A good Echeveria forming rosettes of purple, grey green fleshy leaves. Produces long, arching sprays of orange pink flowers held on wiry, stiff stems during summer. Suited to growing in a pot using a poor to average, well drained soil mix. Likes to be outside in full sun during summer and stored on the dry side, while dormant, over winter in a light, frost free place. Reaches an approxiamte height of 20cm with a slightly larger spread.
Echeveria secunda var. glauca (AGM-H1)
A tender succulent perennial forming clusters of rosettes of narrowly wedge-shaped, pale glaucous-grey leaves, with stems of nodding, urn-shaped red and yellow flowers during summer. Grow in a gritty, well drained mix, in full light. Provide low humidity. Water freely when in growth and keep just moist at other times. Can benefit from a low nitrogen feed during spring and summer. Keep almost dry and frost free during winter. Height/spread 0.4m
An attractive bromeliad forming multiple rosettes of thin green leaves with soft spines. Towards the end of summer the bases of the leaves on mature rosettes begin to turn red with a bud forming in the centre that gradually opens to reveal a stunning pale-blue flower. Must have really sharp drainage in a raised bed or similar where it should be ok with temps of at least -10C. In wet areas grow in a pot and shelter in a cool glasshouse over winter.
An excellent and rarely seen clumping succulent with arching leaves and tall spikes to 1m of red to pink sprays covered in inverted bell shape flowers. Not a true Yucca but very similar in habit. Excellent for edging dry areas in full sun and poorish soils, blooming from early spring to late summer. Grown at Jersy Cottage in a raised bed with fierce drainage and pretty hardy, (-15C ish) as the winter of 2010/11 never bothered it. Approx 0.5m spread.
Sempervivums - We stock a varying range of chosen cultivars