DESERT

These are true desert plants or from very dry areas or a coastal sand dunes
 

MAIL ORDER

All mail order prices have postage added automatically at checkout at the following rates, up to £50 of plants £12.00 is added and then for every next £50 of plants a further £8.00 is added.

Delivery is also available at £15.00 per hour drive time from Tunbridge Wells (FREE local delivery still).

Delivery to any shows we do is also FREE

Some larger plants will also become available as mail order specials in a 3 or 5 Litre size.For full details please go to the Nuts & Bolts button. Large orders may be sent in multiple packages. Mainland Great Britain only at the moment I'm afraid, anywhere else by request.
Not all plants are available for mail order (they may be the wrong size or out of stock or too low in numbers) but can still be on sale at the nursery. No minimum order.Any queries please do ask us as we try to be as transparent as possible

EXPLANATIONS

USDA zones are zones of minimum winter temperatures, roughly speaking any plant with a number 7 or less is hardy pretty well everywhere in the UK, zone 8 is hardy but some plants may need some protection in particularly cold or exposed places, zone 9 to be grown outdoors only in urban or coastal areas unless given a lot of protection and zone 10, indoors

CODES

Good for shade                    SHADE  
Good for hot and dry           HOT
Good for damp areas          WET
Good for coastal                  BEACH
Good ground cover              COVER


Aciphylla Aurea "Bayonet Grass"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     3'       ORIGIN    New Zealand
HABITAT       alpine meadows     LIKES         full sun,  well drained
NOTES
        HOT     slow growing & vicious          USDA zone 5             
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £7.00                buy now


Aciphyla Glaucascens
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN    New Zealand
HABITAT      alpine stony areas      LIKES        full sun and well drained
NOTES         HOT        low growing but still vicious               USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST       2 Litre £7.00                 


Aeonium Ciliatum
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    Tenerife
HABITAT      open areas      LIKES        sunny site and well drained
NOTES         HOT   dry in winter                    USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00               


Aeonium Escobarii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS   summer/yellow   HEIGHT   2'   SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN    La Palma (Canaries)
HABITAT   exposed rock in pine forest   LIKES    full sun, well drained soil
NOTES   HOT  dry in winter   USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00               

Aeonium Hierrense "El Hierro Houseleek"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    El Hierro (Canaries)
HABITAT      rocky areas      LIKES        sunny but well drained site
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 9           
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00                


Aeonium Schwartzkopf
Evergreen succulent 
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT   3'     SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    gaerden origin
HABITAT     rocky habitat       LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter           USDA zone 9       
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00              

Aeonium Tabuliforme
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    Canaries
HABITAT     shady rocks       LIKES        sun to part shade, very well drained
NOTES          HOT      dry in winter             USDA zone 9  
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00                     


Aeonium Undulatum
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    Gran Canaria
HABITAT      laurel forest      LIKES        sun to part shade, well drained
NOTES          HOT     dry in winter             USDA zone 9   
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £7.00                    

Agave Americana
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
        once        HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD     10'       ORIGIN    Central America
HABITAT      desert      LIKES       
full sun well drained soil
NOTES
       
HOT    dry in winter           USDA zone 8       
POT SIZE/COST     
20 Litre £26.00             Mail order special 3 Litre £7.00    agave americana


Agave Americana Variegata
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD     20'       ORIGIN    Central America
HABITAT      desert      LIKES        full sun, well drained soil
NOTES
          HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 8           
POT SIZE/COST      20 Litre £26.00                         Mail order special 3 Litre £7.00    buy now


Agave Asperrima ssp Madarense "Rough Agave"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     4'       ORIGIN    Coahuila Mexico
HABITAT      open ground      LIKES        full sun very well drained soil
NOTES       HOT   dry in winter      USDA zone 8               
POT SIZE/COST      7.5Litre £15.00              Mail order not available


Agave Attenuata
Semi-evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
     once           HEIGHT    5'    SPREAD     4'       ORIGIN    Central Mexico
HABITAT       rocky outcrops     LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES         HOT     dry in winter     USDA zone 10            
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00                


Agave Durangensis
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    4'    SPREAD     6'       ORIGIN    Zacatas and Durango (Mexico)
HABITAT      rocky ground      LIKES        full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES          HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 8           
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 litre £15.00              Mail order not available


Agave Filifera "Thread Leaf Agave"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD      2'      ORIGIN    East Mexico
HABITAT      sandy areas      LIKES        full sun very well drained site
NOTES         HOT      dry in winter    USDA zone 8/9            
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00                


Agave Flexispina
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD      2'      ORIGIN    Chihuahua (Mexico)
HABITAT      upland scrub      LIKES        full sun and very well drained spot
NOTES         HOT   dry in winter     USDA zone 7             
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00                Mail order not yet available


Agave Gentryi
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS   n/a   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD   7'    ORIGIN    Northeastern Mexico
HABITAT   scrubby slopes   LIKES    full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT  dry in winter   USDA zone 8/9
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 litre £15.00              Mail order not available

Agave Horrida ssp Horrida "Mexcalmet"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT   2'     SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    Central Mexico
HABITAT      upland scrub      LIKES        full sun very well drained
NOTES       HOT    dry in winter         USDA zone 8           
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £8.00                   Mail order not yet available


Agave Lophantha Quadricolor
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    2'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    Rio Grande (Texas)
HABITAT       sandy hills     LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 9             
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £9.00                 

Agave Maximilliana
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT   2'     SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN    Jalisco to Zacatas (Mexico)
HABITAT      stony alpine woods      LIKES         full sun very well drained
NOTES       HOT   dry in winter         USDA zone 9           
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00                  mail order not yet available


Agave Montana
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT   4'     SPREAD     5'       ORIGIN    Le Pana (Mexico)
HABITAT      mountain woodland      LIKES        sunny site, well drained
NOTES      HOT     the ultimate hardy agave supposedly     USDA zone 8               
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00             


Agave Neomexicana "Mescal"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS   n/a   HEIGHT   1'   SPREAD   2'    ORIGIN    New Mexico, Texas
HABITAT   mountain desert   LIKES    full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00                 Mail order not yet available

Agave Ovatifolia "Whales Tongue"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    5'    SPREAD     6'       ORIGIN    Northern Mexico
HABITAT      open ground and scrub      LIKES        full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES         HOT     dry in winter      USDA zone 8           
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00             Mail order not yet available


Agave Parryii  "Mescal"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT   4'     SPREAD     6'       ORIGIN    North Mexico to Southwest USA
HABITAT       stony mountain scrub     LIKES        full sun very well drained soil
NOTES       HOT     dry in winter       USDA zone 8            
POT SIZE/COST     4 Litre £12.00             


Agave Salmiana
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD     12'       ORIGIN    Tehuacan (Mexico)
HABITAT       open ground     LIKES        full sun and very well drained
NOTES        HOT   dry in winter          USDA zone 8          
POT SIZE/COST      20 Litre £30.00             Mail order not available


Agave Salmiana var Crassispina
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD     12'       ORIGIN    Zacatan (Mexico)
HABITAT      open ground      LIKES     full sun, very well drained  
NOTES
         HOT   dry in winter           USDA zone 8/9        
POT SIZE/COST      20 Litre £30.00               Mail order not available


Agave Shrevei ssp Magna
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    4'    SPREAD      6'      ORIGIN    Chihuahua (Mexico)
HABITAT      sparse alpine woodland      LIKES        sunny site very well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter         USDA zone 8         
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00                     


Agave Stricta "Hedgehog"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS
      once          HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD      1'      ORIGIN    Puebla (Mexico)
HABITAT       open desert flats     LIKES        full sun very well drained
NOTES       HOT     dry in winter     USDA zone 8/9             
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00           


Agave Xylocantha
Evergreenthing
FLOWERS
       once         HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD      4'      ORIGIN    Central Mexico
HABITAT      dry decidous forest      LIKES        sunny site very well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 8/9           
POT SIZE/COST      7.5 Litre £15.00           Mail order not available


Aloe Broomii "Bergalwyn"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    2'    SPREAD     3'       ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      dry scrubby slopes      LIKES        full sun and well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 8/9           
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £9.00              


Aloe Dichotoma "Quiver Tree"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    to 30'    SPREAD    to 20'        ORIGIN    South Africa & Namibia
HABITAT      desert scrub      LIKES        full sun very well drained
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 9             
POT SIZE/COST      10 Litre £21.00           Mail order not available


Aloe Ecklonis
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    12"+    SPREAD      12"+      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       rocky areas and scrub     LIKES        full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES        HOT          USDA zone 7             
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00               buy now


Aloe Ferox "Bitter Alwyn"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer         HEIGHT    9'    SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       rocky slopes and scrub     LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES       HOT   dry in winter       USDA zone 9              
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00                     Mail order not yet available

Aloe Marlothii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer         HEIGHT   8'     SPREAD      5'      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      rocky scrub      LIKES        full sun very well drained
NOTES         HOT   dry in winter       USDA zone 8/9           
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £12.00                     mail order not yet available


Aloe Reitzii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
        summer        HEIGHT    12"    SPREAD      18"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       desert     LIKES        full sun and very well drained
NOTES         HOT   dry in winter         USDA zone 8          
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £7.00                     Mail order not yet available


Aloe Striata "Coral Aloe"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     3'       ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       scrub     LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES         HOT     dry in winter    USDA zone 8             
POT SIZE/COST      3 Litre £8.00                       Mail order not yet available

Aloe Striatula
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      summer          HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD      4'      ORIGIN    East Cape (South Africa)
HABITAT      rocky slopes      LIKES        full sun well drained
NOTES          HOT            USDA zone 7         
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                    

Aloe Vera
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer         HEIGHT    2' to 3'    SPREAD      2'      ORIGIN    Northern Africa
HABITAT      desert      LIKES        full sun and very well drained
NOTES       HOT   dry in winter, clump forming       USDA zone 9              
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                     


Aloe Yavallana
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer         HEIGHT    6'   SPREAD      4'      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       desert scrub     LIKES        full sun, well drained soil
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 9             
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                     


Anizoganthus Flavidus "Tall Kangeroo Paw"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
      late summer          HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD     1'       ORIGIN    Australia
HABITAT       heathland and sandy plains     LIKES        full sun and well drained soil
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter      USDA zone 8/9             
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00          


Anizoganthus Flavidus Red Form
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
       late summer         HEIGHT    3'    SPREAD      1'      ORIGIN    Australia
HABITAT      heathland & sandy plains      LIKES      full sun, well drained 
NOTES
        HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 8/9            
POT SIZE/COST      4 Litre £10.00                     

Anizoganthus Manglessii "Mangles Kangeroo Paw"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS
      late summer          HEIGHT    20"    SPREAD     12"       ORIGIN    Australia
HABITAT      heathland and sandy plains      LIKES        full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES        HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 9/10            
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £6.00                Mail order not yet available
Aptenia Cordifolia
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       all summer/pink         HEIGHT   4"     SPREAD      24"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      coastalplains      LIKES         full sun, very well drained
NOTES        HOT    BEACH      keep dry in winter, drought resistant hanging basket          USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        4 litre £10.00                

Beaufortia Squarrosa "Sand Bottlebrush"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS      summer/red          HEIGHT    4'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN    West Australia
HABITAT     sandy scrub and sand plains       LIKES         full sun and very well drained soil
NOTES         HOT               USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £12.00             Mail order not yet available
Beschorneria Yuccoides
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer          HEIGHT    7'    SPREAD      6'      ORIGIN    Mexico
HABITAT       semi-arid areas     LIKES         full sun well drained soil
NOTES        HOT                USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 Litre £13.00           Mail order not available
Brahea Armata "Blue Hesper Palm"
Evergreen palm
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT   50'     SPREAD     16'       ORIGIN    Baja (California)
HABITAT      desert canyons      LIKES         full sun and well drained soil
NOTES       HOT                 USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        20 Litre £30.00             Mail order not available

Calothamnus Validus "Barrens Claw Flower"
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    2' to 4'    SPREAD     2' to 4'       ORIGIN    West Australia
HABITAT      rocky areas      LIKES         full sun and poor well drained soil
NOTES       HOT                USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £10.00                  
Chamaerops Humilis "Dwarf Fan Palm"
Evergreen palm
FLOWERS        summer        HEIGHT    6' to 10'    SPREAD      3' to 6'      ORIGIN    West Mediterranean
HABITAT       sandy and rocky areas     LIKES         full sun well drained sheltered spot
NOTES
     HOT         USDA zone 8         
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 Litre £15.00                 Mail order not available
Chamaerops Humilis  var Cerifera
Evergreen palm
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT   6' to 10'     SPREAD     3' to 6'       ORIGIN    West Mediterranean
HABITAT      sandy & rocky areas      LIKES       full sun, well drained 
NOTES
      HOT                  USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        7.5 Litre £15.00                 Mail order not available
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Cotyledon Orbiculata "Pigs Ear"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer/orange          HEIGHT    10"    SPREAD      18"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      rocky outcrops      LIKES         full sun, well drained
NOTES       HOT       keep dry in winter   USDA zone 8      
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £10.00               

Crassula Coccinea
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer/red          HEIGHT    15"    SPREAD      15"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      alpine rocks and cliffs      LIKES         full sun well drained
NOTES       HOT    dry in winter     USDA zone 9       
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £7.00            

Crassula Muscosa "Rat Tail crassula"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    6"    SPREAD      6"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      desert scrub      LIKES         full sun well drained
NOTES       HOT       keep dry in winter          USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        0.5 Litre £3.00           
Crassula Ovata "Money Tree"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer/white          HEIGHT    6'+    SPREAD      6'+      ORIGIN    Eastern Cape & Natal
HABITAT      desert scrub      LIKES         sunny site, well drained
NOTES      HOT      keep dry in winter            USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £10.00                    

Crassula Sarcocaulis "Bonsai Crassula"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer/pink          HEIGHT    2'    SPREAD     2'       ORIGIN   
South Africa
HABITAT      semi- desert      LIKES         full sun well drained
NOTES
       HOT        looks great, smells of feet, great mother in law present         USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £8.00            buy now
Crassula Setulosa "Furry Crassula"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer/white         HEIGHT    1"    SPREAD      12"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      stony grassland      LIKES         full sun, well drained
NOTES      HOT               USDA zone 7  
POT SIZE/COST        2 litre £5.50           
Crithmum Maritinum "Samphire"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS      late summer/white          HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD       1'     ORIGIN    Atlantic coastline
HABITAT      by the sea      LIKES         sunny but well drained position
NOTES
      BEACH  edible            USDA zone 7   
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50       

Dasilyrion Cedrosanum "Mexican Grass Tree"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS        summer        HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD      4'      ORIGIN    Northern Mexico
HABITAT       rocky slopes and scrubland     LIKES         full sun well drained
NOTES       HOT         keep dry in winter      USDA zone 8 
POT SIZE/COST        4 litre £12.00        

Dasilyrion Quadragulatum
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT   10'     SPREAD      8'      ORIGIN    Northeast Mexico
HABITAT      dry hillsides and ravines      LIKES         full sun and well drained soil
NOTES       HOT        keep dry in winter         USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £12.00        

Dasilyrion Wheelerii "Desert Spoon"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    6'    SPREAD    6'        ORIGIN    Southern Arizona to New Mexico
HABITAT      upland stony scrub      LIKES         full sun well drained soil
NOTES      HOT    keep dry in winter     USDA zone 7        
POT SIZE/COST        4 Litre £12.00                
Delosperma Cooperii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     all summer/pink           HEIGHT    4"    SPREAD      12"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      dry stony areas      LIKES         full sun and well drained
NOTES       HOT                 USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                  buy now

Delosperma Lavisae
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      all summer/pink          HEIGHT     4"   SPREAD      12"+      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       scrubby desert     LIKES     full sun and well drained
NOTES       HOT       USDA zone 7
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50                

Delosperma Nubigenum  "Yellow Ice Plant"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer/yellow         HEIGHT   2"     SPREAD     8"       ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT      desert scrub      LIKES     sunny and well drained
NOTES         HOT      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       0.3 Litre £2.00                buy now
Delosperma Table Mountain
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
      all summer/pink          HEIGHT    6"    SPREAD      10"      ORIGIN    South Africa (Table Mountain strangely enough)
HABITAT      dry scrub      LIKES     full sun, well drained
NOTES         HOT     keep dry in winter   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £3.00                 

Drosanthemum Hispidum
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       
all summer         HEIGHT   6"     SPREAD      to 36"      ORIGIN    South Africa
HABITAT       semi-desert     LIKES     full sun and dry soil
NOTES          HOT       USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £5.50               buy now
Dudleya Calcicola
details soon

Dudleya Cymosa

Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       early summer         HEIGHT    8"    SPREAD     24"       ORIGIN    California
HABITAT       rocky hills     LIKES     full sun, well drained
NOTES        HOT      winter dry      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £6.00           

Echinocereus Viridiflorus
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS   summer/green     HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD    4"   ORIGIN     Great Plains (USA)
HABITAT   rocky areas   LIKES    full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT dry in winter  USDA zone 6
POT SIZE/COST      1 Litre £5.00       Mail order not yet available

Echeveria Albicans
"Mexican Gem"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       summer         HEIGHT   2"     SPREAD       8"     ORIGIN    Mexico
HABITAT      rocky scrub      LIKES     sunny site very well drained
NOTES       HOT     keep dry in winter  USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST        1 Litre £3.50           

Echeveria Black Prince
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS
       late summer         HEIGHT   4"     SPREAD       12"     ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT      rocky scrub habitat      LIKES     full sun and very well drained
NOTES        HOT   keep dry in winter   USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        2 Litre £6.00          


Echeveria Cante
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer/red          HEIGHT    1'    SPREAD      2'      ORIGIN    Mexican Zacatecas
HABITAT       alpine desert     LIKES     full sun very well drained
NOTES       HOT   absolute beut but marks like fury    USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        3 Litre £12.00                


Echeveria Duchess of Nuremberg
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    4"    SPREAD      12"      ORIGIN    garden origin
HABITAT     
rocky scrub      LIKES     full sun very well drained
NOTES     
HOT    keep dry in winter      USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
2 Litre £6.00               Mail order not yet available


Echeveria Elegans
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer          HEIGHT    2"    SPREAD      8"      ORIGIN   
Mexico
HABITAT     
rocky scrub      LIKES     sunny site well drained
NOTES     
HOT   keep dry in winter     USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       
1 Litre £3.50              buy now


Echeveria Lilacina
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    2"    SPREAD      10"      ORIGIN   
Northern Mexico
HABITAT     
alpine rocky outcrops      LIKES     full sun and very well drained
NOTES     
HOT   keep dry in winter     USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
2 Litre £6.00            

Echeveria Minima
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer/yellow    HEIGHT   2"    SPREAD    2"+   ORIGIN     Mexico
HABITAT   dry areas   LIKES    full sun, very well drained
NOTES   HOT dry in winter  USDA zone 8/9
POT SIZE/COST     1 Litre £3.50          

Echeveria Peacockii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    2"    SPREAD     6"       ORIGIN    Mexico
HABITAT     
desert       LIKES     full sun very well drained soil
NOTES     
HOT   keep dry in winter     USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
1 Litre £3.50           Mail order not yet available


Echeveria Pulvinata v Rubra
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS  summer/pinkish    HEIGHT  10"    SPREAD   8"   ORIGIN    Central/South Mexico
HABITAT   rocky slopes   LIKES     full sun, well drained soil
NOTES  HOT dry in winter   USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST      2 Litre £6.00         

Echeveria Purpursorum
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer          HEIGHT    3"    SPREAD        4"    ORIGIN   
South Mexico
HABITAT       
hot and dry places     LIKES     full sun, well drained
NOTES     
HOT    dry in winter    USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
1 Litre £3.50          Mail order not yet available

Echeveria Secunda
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS      summer          HEIGHT   2"     SPREAD      10"      ORIGIN   
Mexico
HABITAT     
dry hillsides      LIKES     sunny very well drained
NOTES     
HOT     keep dry in winter   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       
1 Litre £3.50         

Echeveria Shaviana
details soon

Echinopsis Chiloensis
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer           HEIGHT     18' to 25'   SPREAD     4'       ORIGIN   
Chile
HABITAT     
low altitude desert      LIKES     full sun and very well drained
NOTES     
HOT   very robust     USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
4 Litre £12.00           


Echium Gentianoides
Evergreen shrub
FLOWERS      summer/blue          HEIGHT   5'     SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN   
La Palma (Canaries)
HABITAT     
rocky slopes      LIKES     full sun well drained
NOTES     
HOT     dry in winter   USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       
4 Litre £10.00         Mail order not yet available

Echium Sventenii
Details soon

Echium Wildprettii "Tower of Jewels"
Evergreen perennial
FLOWERS       once/purple         HEIGHT    8'    SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN   
Tenerife
HABITAT     
alpine areas      LIKES     full sun dry and well drained
NOTES       
HOT       winter cover     USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST        3 Litre £7.00            Mail order not yet available


Erepsia Lacera
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS       summer/pink         HEIGHT    18"    SPREAD     12"       ORIGIN   
South Africa
HABITAT     
rocky alpine slopes      LIKES     full sun and well drained soil
NOTES       
HOT  dry in winter     USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
2 Litre £6.00          


Erythrina Flabeliformis  "Coralbean"
Shrub
FLOWERS       spring/red         HEIGHT    10'    SPREAD     10'       ORIGIN   
Sonoran Desert (USA)
HABITAT     
scrubby desert      LIKES     full sun
NOTES     
HOT    dry in winter or Dahlia type storage    USDA zone 8/9
POT SIZE/COST      
7.5 Litre £15.00                       Mail order not available

Euphorbia Horrida "African Milk Barrel"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS       spring         HEIGHT    5'    SPREAD      5'      ORIGIN   
South Africa
HABITAT     
desert scrub      LIKES     full sun, very well drained
NOTES       
HOT   keep dry in winter    USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       
4 litre £12.00            


Euphorbia Schoenlandii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer/yellow   HEIGHT   4'   SPREAD    1'  ORIGIN    Coastal Namaqualand
HABITAT   coastal sandy scrub   LIKES   full sun, very well drained 
NOTES   HOT BEACH can handle a bit of frost if dry  USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST       4 Litre £12.00         Mail order not yet available

Euphorbia Spinosa
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS       summer         HEIGHT    2'    SPREAD      3'      ORIGIN   
Mediterranean
HABITAT     
scrub & open areas      LIKES     full sun
NOTES     
HOT     rabbit proof    USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST       
4 Litre £10.00          Mail order not yet available



Eryngium Maritinum "Sea Holly"
Perennial
FLOWERS      summer          HEIGHT    2'    SPREAD     1'       ORIGIN   
coasts of west Europe
HABITAT       
sand dunes     LIKES     full sun and well drained soil
NOTES       
HOT    BEACH       USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST       
2 Litre £6.00            


Fascicularia Bicolour
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    late summer/red      HEIGHT    3'   SPREAD  3'      ORIGIN        
chile
HABITAT     
coastal scrub      LIKES        full sun and well drained position
NOTES      HOT   BEACH         USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST             4 Litre £10.00        buy now


Fouquieria Splendens  "Adam's tree"
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT   7'    SPREAD   2'     ORIGIN        
North Mexico and Baja (USA)
HABITAT      low arid hillsides     LIKES        full sun very well drained
NOTES       HOT           USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST            4 Litre £10.00          mail order not yet available
Furcraea Longaeva
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     late summer     HEIGHT   3'    SPREAD    5'    ORIGIN        
South Mexico
HABITAT      sandy scrub     LIKES        full sun well drained soil
NOTES      HOT      stupidly tall flower spike      USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST             7.5 Litre £13.00      Mail order special 3 Litre £7.00   

Furcraea Macdougalii "Macdougals Giant Century Plant"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT    20'   SPREAD   12'     ORIGIN        
Oaxaca (Mexico)
HABITAT           LIKES        full sun and well drained
NOTES      HOT    dry in winter        USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST             10 Litre £15.00         Mail order not available
Gastelia Bicolor "Dwarf Gastelia"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     late summer     HEIGHT    16"   SPREAD    16"    ORIGIN        
East Cape, South Africa
HABITAT      sandy scrub     LIKES        full sun and very well drained
NOTES      HOT            USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST             2 Litre £7.00             
Gastelia Vernicosa
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD   10"     ORIGIN      
South Africa  
HABITAT      
rocky slopes     LIKES        sun to shade, well drained
NOTES      HOT    keep dry in winter        USDA zone 9/10
POT SIZE/COST             2 Litre £7.00           

Greenovia Aurea "Canary Golden Mountain Rose"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD   10"     ORIGIN      Gran Canaries  

HABITAT     alpine rock crevices      LIKES        sun to part shade, well drained
NOTES        
HOT       USDA zone 9  
POT SIZE/COST             1 Litre £3.50   


Greenovia Dyplocycla var Gigantea "Mountain Rose"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS   
summer     HEIGHT   6"    SPREAD    15"    ORIGIN         Northern La Gommara (Canaries)
HABITAT      north facing shady rocks     LIKES        sun to part shade, very well drained site
NOTES       HOT     SHADE           
POT SIZE/COST             1 litre £3.50           

Hesperaloe Parviflora "Red Yucca"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer     HEIGHT    3'   SPREAD    4'    ORIGIN       Texas to North Mexico 
HABITAT      desert & scrub     LIKES        full sun, well drained soil
NOTES      
HOT            USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST            
4 Litre £10.00        

Idria Columnaris "Boojum Tree"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT    18'+   SPREAD    8'    ORIGIN         California
HABITAT     rocky outcrops      LIKES       full sun, well drained
NOTES     HOT
  keep dry in winter/or store as dahlia    USDA zone 9    
POT SIZE/COST            
7.5 Litre £18.00        Mail order not yet available

Jatropha Cinerea
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT   15'    SPREAD   10'     ORIGIN         West Mexico
HABITAT     desert      LIKES        full sun, well drained
NOTES      
HOT  keep dry in winter or store as dahlia  USDA zone 10       
POT SIZE/COST           7.5 Litre £12.00            
Mail order not available

Lampranthus Blush Pink
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/pink      HEIGHT    8"   SPREAD     10"   ORIGIN        South Africa
HABITAT    desert scrub       LIKES     full sun, well drained  
NOTES      
HOT     keep dry in winter     USDA zone 8 
POT SIZE/COST          1 Litre
£3.00          

Lampranthus Bright Orange
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer/orange     HEIGHT    4"   SPREAD     12"   ORIGIN         South Africa
HABITAT     desert scrub      LIKES        full sun, well drained
NOTES       
HOT      keep dry in winter     USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre 
£3.00       

Lampranthus Brownii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer/red      HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD    18"    ORIGIN        South Africa
HABITAT     sandy areas      LIKES       full sun, well drained
NOTES       
HOT    dry in winter       USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST            
1 Litre £3.00      buy now

Lampranthus Jason's Mix #4
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer/pink     HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD   12"     ORIGIN         garden origin (Ventnor Botannic Gardens)
HABITAT      desert scrub     LIKES        full sun, well drained
NOTES       
HOT           USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST          1 Litre 
£3.00           

Lampranthus Red
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer/red      HEIGHT   4"    SPREAD    12"    ORIGIN        South Africa
HABITAT      desert scrub     LIKES    full sun, well drained   
NOTES      
HOT    dry in winter        USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST            1 Litre 
£3.00                Mail order not yet available

Lampranthus Salmon Pink
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     all summer/pink     HEIGHT   10"    SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN            South Africa
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES         full sun, well drained soil
NOTES       
HOT   dry in winter          USDA zone 8  
POT SIZE/COST            1 Litre
£3.00           
Lampranthus Shanklin
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/pimk      HEIGHT   10"    SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN     South Africa      
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES          full sun, well drained
NOTES        
HOT  dry in winter          USDA zone 8  
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre 
£3.00             
Lampranthus Small Double
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/purple      HEIGHT   12"    SPREAD  12"    ORIGIN            South Africa
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES          full sun, well drained
NOTES        
HOT     dry in winter          USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre 
£3.00               

Lampranthus Stipulaceus
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/pink      HEIGHT   12"    SPREAD  12"    ORIGIN           South Africa
HABITAT     desert scrub    LIKES      full sun, well drained   
NOTES        
HOT     dry in winter        USDA zone 8 
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre    
£3.00           

Lampranthus Tresco Red
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/red      HEIGHT   10"    SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN         South Africa  
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES     full sun, well drained   
NOTES      
HOT   dry in winter              USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre
£3.00               

Lampranthus White
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    all summer/white      HEIGHT   6"    SPREAD   12"+   ORIGIN         South Africa
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES     full sun, well drained    
NOTES        
HOT    dry in winter           USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST           2 Litre
£5.50                 

Lampranthus White/Yellow
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     all summer/white-yellow     HEIGHT   12"    SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN     South Africa      
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES          full sun, well drained
NOTES        
HOT    dry in winter           USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST           1 Litre
£3.00                 

Leucocoryne Coronata
Bulb
FLOWERS     summer/pink     HEIGHT    4"   SPREAD  6"    ORIGIN            Central Chile
HABITAT     dry scrub/desert    LIKES     sunny site well drained    
NOTES       
HOT   dry in winter             USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST          0.5 Litre
£4.00                 Mail order not yet available

Leymus Arenarius
Evergreen grass
FLOWERS     summer     HEIGHT   2' to 4'    SPREAD   2'+   ORIGIN           North & West Europe
HABITAT     sand dunes    LIKES       full sun, well drained  
NOTES       
HOT   BEACH              USDA zone 4 
POT SIZE/COST          
2 Litre £5.50                   

Lysicoma Thornbergii "Fern of the Desert"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    late spring      HEIGHT    18'+   SPREAD   10'+   ORIGIN         Sonaren Desert Arizona
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES         sunny site, well drained
NOTES       
HOT    dry in winter           USDA zone 9
POT SIZE/COST           10 Litre
£18.00               Mail order not available
Maihuenii Darwinii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS   summer/white   HEIGHT  4"    SPREAD   6"   ORIGIN    Patagonia
HABITAT   dry scree   LIKES     full sun, well drained
NOTES   HOT   USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST      1 Litre £5.00                      Mail order not yet available

Maihuenii Poepigii
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer     HEIGHT    3"   SPREAD   12"   ORIGIN         South Chile & South Argentina  
HABITAT    high altitude desert     LIKES         full sun, well drained
NOTES       
HOT                USDA zone 5
POT SIZE/COST           
1 Litre £4.00                  buy now

Mamillaria Bocosana Cristate Fred
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT   6"    SPREAD   6"   ORIGIN           garden origin
HABITAT    desert scrub     LIKES      full sun, well drained   
NOTES       
HOT   dry in winter            USDA zone 10
POT SIZE/COST            0.5 Litre
£3.50              

Nannorrhops Ritcheana "Mazari Palm"
Evergreen palm
FLOWERS    summer      HEIGHT    6'   SPREAD   4'   ORIGIN        Asia   
HABITAT    desert plains     LIKES      full sun, well drained   
NOTES       
HOT  dry in winter              USDA zone 8
POT SIZE/COST            4 Litre
£12.00                 Mail order not yet available

Nolina Nelsonii "Blue Nolina"
Evergreen succulent
FLOWERS     summer     HEIGHT    12'   SPREAD   6'   ORIGIN           
Tamaulipas (Mexico)
HABITAT     desert scrub    LIKES          full sun, well drained
NOTES      HOT   dry in winter          USDA zone 8   
POT SIZE/COST            
7.5 Litre £13.00              Mail order special 3 Litre £7.00   
Ochogavia Rosea
Evergreen thing
FLOWERS    late summer      HEIGHT   2'    SPREAD   4'   ORIGEN    Chile       
HABITAT     
rocky scrub    LIKES          full sun, well drained
NOTES        HOT             USDA zone 8 
POT SIZE/COST            
4 Litre