Plant Recommendations: Unique plants for the garden


Sometimes when it comes to planning your garden, you stick to the plants you know and love - the ones you’ve grown for years. Of course, that’s a great way to maintain a gorgeous garden. If however you were looking to start afresh or incorporate something different to your garden, here are four unique looking plants that you may not have thought to pick up from your local garden centre.

Butterfly Mist – Ageratum Corymbosum

This free flowering herbaceous perennial is quite the eye catcher. Its rounded heads are a purple colour and seem to look like balls of fluff. They flower in the summer and autumn and really have a great standout effect in your garden. They are perfect for a sunny spotted border and like many of your other border plants, love a regular water.

Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) Feeding on Butterfly Mist Plant (ageratum corymbosum)
Astrantia major 'Rubra'  a red pink herbaceous perennial flower plant commonly known as great black masterwort

Masterwort – Astrantia Major

This unique looking plant is a stunning addition to any garden. With its pincushion-like appearance, its white and pink colouring really is something you don’t see in every garden. Its small outer leaves are accompanied by pink pin-like stalks which create a 3D like texture to the flower.

Angels Trumpet – Brugmansia Suaveolens

This gorgeous shrub, although quite small in size, produces large pendulous trumpet shaped blooms. Their peach colour and sweet scent really is a perfect addition to your colourful garden and is quite different to your geraniums or daffodils. It loves a sunny spot and is perfect for beds and borders.

Close up view of the Brugmansia suaveolens flower on a garden.

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