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New Flower Seeds

New Flower Seed for 2020

As part of our customer service we are always looking for exciting or unusual new seeds on a regular basis, all of these  are consolidated into our website as they become available but we like to highlight them in this section. Although these new seeds appear within each category, the following is a growing and working list of all new items for the coming season.

 

This section will be regularly updated as new seeds come in.

Canna edulis

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New for 2020!

Edible Indian Shot 5 seeds җ

Canna edulis can grow to 3m tall, similar to Canna musifolia grande, it is frost tender so best lifted at the end of the growing season. The small red flowers are produced late August to October given warm conditions and a moist sunny protected spot outside in the UK. The large roots are a source of Canna Starch similar to arrowroot produced by grating the rhizomes but the young sweet fibrous rhizomes can also be eaten although best after many hours of baking.

Carica papaya Dwarf Hybrid Collection

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New for 2020!

Dwarf Papaya Collection 20 seeds

I have had some success growing Papaya Red Maradol in a heated polytunnel but I am still looking for the best variety for our non ideal UK growing conditions. For pot growing they need to be dwarf, fruit early and have some resistance to spider mite and foliage not too large. I offer you a mix of 4 seeds each of 5 dwarf varieties to try out. I am also growing all of these for trials. Red Maradol, Solo Sunrise, Tainung No 1, Linda and Red Lady. All of these are self fertile suitable for large pot culture and start fruiting in about 9 months from seed (even earlier in hotter conditions) and when around 1 metre tall.  Note: These plants will need to be kept between 15C and 30C to grow properly and the flowers will not set or will fall off outside of this temperature range.

Carica papaya F1 Red Lady

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Dwarf Papaya 10 seeds

Papaya Red Lady is a self pollinating dwarf hybrid with huge crops and one of the most successful commercial varieties. It bears 1kg fruit when only 80cm tall with red, very sweet flesh.  Note: These plants will need to be kept between 15C and 30C to grow properly and the flowers will not set or will fall off outside of this temperature range.

Carica papaya F1 Tainung No. 1

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Dwarf Papaya 10 seeds

Papaya Tainung # 1 hybrid is an easy to grow dwarf plant with large 1kg fruit and red fleshed. Has both female and hermaphrodite flowers. A popular variety in the Caribbean. Note: These plants will need to be kept between 15C and 30C to grow properly and the flowers will not set or will fall off outside of this temperature range.

Carica papaya Kag Dum

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Dwarf Papaya 10 seeds

Kag Dum is an uncommon very dwarf Papaya that is easy to grow in pots and in heat can start fruiting in 8 months from seed but probably more like a year under glass in the UK. The fruit is long with red sweet flesh Excellent for Papaya salads or eaten fresh. Often grown like a Bonsai tree in the tropics in pots.

Carica papaya Linda

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Dwarf Papaya 10 seeds

Papaya Linda is a new dwarf hybrid with similar fruit to Solo Sunrise but slightly larger 700gms on dwarf plants. Has both female and hermaphrodite flowers so self pollinating. Note: These plants will need to be kept between 15C and 30C to grow properly and the flowers will not set or will fall off outside of this temperature range.

Carthamus Kinko

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Safflower Aprx 50 seeds

This member of the sunflower family bears deep orange thistley like flowers but without any thorns . Excellent as an annual cut flower fresh and bred just for that purpose. Flowers are sometines used for colouring food, but have little taste. Often used as a dried flower in arrangements. Can be sown either directly outside or under cover Feb to Apr before planting out. Maximum height 4ft

Celosia cristata Amigo Mixed

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New for 2020!

Mixed Cockscomb Aprx 50 seeds 

Cristata form of Celosia with a lovely bright colour range. Can be used both as an indoor Summer pot plant or a as a bedding/container item. 15cm.

Dahlia Coccinea

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Mexican Dahlia 10 seeds җ

Dahlia Coccinea is a fantastic, large, mostly deciduous perennial that grows from an underground tuber to 1.5 m tall and flowers profusely throughout the warm season with masses of large, bright red flowers on long stalks. Dahlia coccinea is widespread in seasonally dry woodland and scrubland from southern Mexico to El Salvador from low elevations to 3400 m. Flowers and foliage are frost sensitive but the underground tubers can manage to survive even cooler, temperate winters with copious mulching, or in the UK best dug up and kept in a cool, dry place over the winter.

Dahlia imperialis

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Dahlia imperialis or Giant Dahlia 10 seeds җ

JungleSeeds is now are able to offer seed of this spectacular Dahlia. If you are into pretty Dahlia flowers then this is not for you! But - if you are into giant tree size foliage then Dahlia imperialis takes the cake. It is semi hardy and from our own experience will stand a normal winter left outside, regrowing from the root stock again in late spring the following year. In the UK probably 10ft is the best you may see in a season but in it’s natural habitat 10 metres is quite normal for 9 months growth! It does flower with pretty single pink flowers but by November the frost will probably have got there first. Has to be seen to be believed with huge 3" diameter stems and massive leaves.

Eucalyptus pulverulenta Baby Blue

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Florist Blue gum 10 seeds җ җ җ

Eucalyptus pulverulenta Baby Blue is excellent for use as a cut foliage item for floral arrangements. It develops as a small well-branched hardy tree or bush for smaller gardens. Great in patio pots or even as a house plant The tree retains its bluish juvenile leaves and colour as it ages and the foilage is also very fragrant. An unusual Eucalyptus in that it produces white flowers in profusion even as a small tree. 200cm

Geranium F1 Bulls Eye Mixed

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Zonal Geranium (Pelagonium) 10 seeds

Geranium Bulls Eye series features stable, dark chocolate almost black foliage ringed in green. Colours include Light Pink, Red, Salmon Scarlet, and Cherry. Also good for containers and borders 35-40cm

Hibiscus ferrugineus

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Shrub Hibiscus 10 seeds 

Hibiscus ferrugineus is a shrub native to Madagascar and South Africa, with heart-shaped leaves and bright pink flowers. Likes dry conditions and a good option as a conservatory pot plant.

Ipomoea aurantiaca

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Species Ipomoea 10 seeds

Ipomoea aurantiaca is a dainty vine with very slender shoots, heart shaped leaves and yellow to orange flowers, native to moist forests in southernmost Mexico and northern Guatemala between 1000 and 2000m

Passiflora coactilis

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Tacsonia Passion Flower  10 seeds  

Passiflora coactilis is a fast growing rare evergreen climber from the Tacsonia group. Flowers are long, pink and attractive. It comes fom the Andes up to an altitude of 3600 meters so resistant to lower temperatures up to a minimum of -5°C. Well worth a try for a cold conservatory.

Plumbago capensis

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Plumbago Capensis - Leadwort 10 seeds

Plumbago capensis with its sky blue flowers is a popular scrambling shrub in temperate climates often used as hedging but also popular as a conservatory plant if given the occasional light prune to keep it in check.

Protea compacta

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New for 2010!

We recommend using our Kirstenbosch smoke Primers for Protacea

Prince Protea 10 seeds

The Botriver sugarbush is a very popular, attractive and hardy protea growing to a maximum of 3.5 tall. The flowers are a neat goblet -shaped and have long  soft pink bracts Ideal as a cut flower and very attractive. Hardy to USA zone 8.

Sempervivum Species Mixed

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Hens and Chickens Aprx 50 seeds җ җ

"Hen and Chickens" or "House Leeks" are an evergreen succulent, excellent for old walls and rockeries in a dry sheltered location. Surprisingly hardy and valued for their distinctive spiralled rosettes 7cm tall.

Tabebuia argentea

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Yellow Tabebuia 10 seeds

This is one of the best tropical yellow flowering trees originating in Brazil. It is a showy tropical flowering small tree with a crooked trunk and corky bark. During the summer leafless stage it is covered with a profusion of rich yellow trumpet flowers 5-8 cm long followed by foliage similar looking to Tecoma stans. Some training as a young plant to prevent a lax habit and a good candidate for a conservatory pot plant placed outside in the summer while flowering.

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Symbol Codes

Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

Backlog for Fresh Seed Flavour

Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

Needs Shady Position Sunny Position Water Loving