Plants

New plant news, plus our guides to species and cultivars of popular or useful plant genera, with supplier's tips on how to use or sell them.

New Plant Introductions

Viola 'Martini'

Viola 'Martini'

Salvia Pink Lips 'Jeremy'

Salvia Pink Lips 'Jeremy'

Silene 'Sparkling Rose'

Silene 'Sparkling Rose'

SunPatiens Compact Magenta Imp

SunPatiens Compact Magenta Imp

PowerDaisy Tango

PowerDaisy Tango

Horticulture Jobs
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Latest Plant Focus

Phygelius

Phygelius

Masses of colourful tubular flowers can give these plants a substantial presence in the border, says Miranda Kimberley.

Climbing roses

Climbing roses

Walls, trellises, pergolas and even trees can all be brightened up by these beautiful blooms, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Sisyrinchium

Sisyrinchium

This huge but slightly odd genus offers multiple choices for the rock garden or alpine house, says Miranda Kimberley.

Dierama

Dierama

Beautiful but underused, this tall and elegant plant can persist for years, says Miranda Kimberley.

Scaevola

Scaevola

This brilliant summer bedding plant has fan-shaped flowers that give it an elegant look, says Miranda Kimberley.

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

Hedging - what are the alternatives to box?

With box blight and box tree moth both posing problems, Miranda Kimberley looks at alternative planting choices.