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Sienna – June 2024

The plant of the month for June is Semponium ‘Sienna’. This exceptional plant was awarded 3rd place for Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021. Semponium ‘Sienna’ holds a special place in our hearts.

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The plant of the month for June is Semponium ‘Sienna’. This exceptional plant was awarded 3rd place for Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021. Semponium ‘Sienna’ holds a special place in our hearts. Its stunning, eye-catching burning red-pink colours during the summer months are truly a sight to behold, and when planted on mass, there’s nothing quite like it.

In celebration of this, we are offering Semponium ‘Sienna’ as a free gift when you spend over £40 on our website. To tempt you even more, we have the largest stock available in over two years. Plus, you will receive free postage on orders over £40. Please feel free to browse our amazing selection.

Just add £40 of plants to your cart and the Sienna will be added automatically (no codes or coupons needed!) Enjoy!

Semponium 'Sienna' Mature Specimin

The beautiful ×Semponium ‘Sienna’ is a intergeneric hybrid, the world’s first official cross between Sempervivum and Aeonium (a cross of Sempervivum ‘Green Ice’ and Aeonium ‘Ice Warrior’).

Sienna has a similar growth form to regular Aeoniums, but with more compact rosettes. It’s colour transforms from a vibrant green with an orange tinge to a deep electric red when exposed to strong sunlight. A gorgeous statement succulent.

Semponium 'Sienna' Mature Specimin
Semponium Sienna 7cm Pot

xSemponium ‘Sienna’

£17.50

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Ebony – May 2024

Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’ is the Surreal Succulents Plant of the Month for May. The selection of this plant is well-earned due to its dramatic and unique colouration, which is particularly striking as it reaches full bloom at this time of year.

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Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’ is the Surreal Succulents Plant of the Month for May. The selection of this plant is well-earned due to its dramatic and unique colouration, which is particularly striking as it reaches full bloom at this time of year.

‘Ebony’ is a standout in our show gardens, known for its extremely contrasting colours and eye-catching shape. It’s a favourite among us and many succulent enthusiasts.

Originating from the arid regions of Mexico, ‘Ebony’ is believed to be a natural hybrid, although its exact origins remain a mystery. This highly sought-after plant is rarely available due to its propagation challenges, so be sure to get yours while you can!

Echeveria agavoides ‘Ebony’

£14.95

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Superbang – Apr 2024

Plant of the Month for April is Aeonium ‘Superbang’. This ‘super’ cultivar has been chosen due to its incredible array of colours, ranging from bright limes and creamy-whites in the winter to deep reds and pinks in the summer.

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Plant of the Month for April is Aeonium ‘Superbang’. This ‘super’ cultivar has been chosen due to its incredible array of colours, ranging from bright limes and creamy-whites in the winter to deep reds and pinks in the summer. As it is changing colour at an increasingly fast rate at this time of year, we thought it deserved this award.

It is a common feature of our award-winning RHS show gardens due to its unique colouration. It adds an extra layer of contrast and beauty to our display.

It is thought to be a variety of the wonderful and popular Aeonium ‘Velour’, but this is not confirmed. It can grow to around 50cm tall and 50cm wide with multiple stages of offsets, creating a cascade of admiration.

If you have a shaded spot to fill in your collection, this will provide the perfect splash of colour to satisfy your demands.

Aeonium ‘Superbang’

£28.50

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Blushing Beauty – Mar 2024

This Aeonium captivates with its colourful hues of orange and red, which intensify as daylight increases during this season, unveiling its beauty previously concealed by winter’s darkness.

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Introducing Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’, our featured Plant of the Month for March. This exceptional cultivar, a cross between Aeonium canariensis and Aeonium ‘Schwarzkopf’, was developed in the United States by the esteemed horticulturist Jack Catlin, known for his award-winning creations. Notably, Jack also bred Aeonium ‘Velour’, the sibling seedling of Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’.

This Aeonium captivates with its colourful hues of orange and red, which intensify as daylight increases during this season, unveiling its beauty previously concealed by winter’s darkness.

Having cultivated this variety for many years, we’ve frequently showcased it in our RHS display gardens, where its consistent growth and abundant offsets have impressed. Some specimens have flourished to impressive dimensions of 3 feet by 3 feet.

If you seek an Aeonium with compact growth and multiple branches, look no further. This stunning plant promises to delight, particularly when illuminated by the gentle touch of spring sunlight. Easy and rewarding to grow a true standout in the world of Aeoniums.

Aeonium ‘Blushing Beauty’

£7.50

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Sedum moranense – Feb 2024

Our Plant of the Month for February goes to the delightful evergreen Sedum moranense, native to Mexico and thriving in the upper mountainous regions of the country at elevations between 2,800-4,200 meters above sea level. This incredibly hardy plant is known to withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

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Our Plant of the Month for February goes to the delightful evergreen Sedum moranense, native to Mexico and thriving in the upper mountainous regions of the country at elevations between 2,800-4,200 meters above sea level. This incredibly hardy plant is known to withstand temperatures as low as -20 degrees Celsius.

We’ve been cultivating this particular Sedum for many years, and it’s truly a year-round stunner. Its compact growth form features leaves that spiral up the stems, complemented by beautiful star-shaped white flowers that grace the tips of each stem in spring. Normally evergreen but sedum has the tendency to develop red colouring during periods of drought.

The versatility of Sedum moranense knows no bounds. Whether placed indoors on a sunny windowsill or outdoors in any season, it thrives in every setting we’ve tried. Propagation is a easy, simply take a sprig and plant it wherever you desire more of this Sedum’s beauty.

Come drought, rain, or freezing temperatures, this plant remains a stellar choice for any garden or indoor space.

Sedum moranense

£6.95

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Echeveria elegans – Jan 2024

For this month we have chosen Echeveria elegans, find out more about why we choose this stunning succulent for January’s plant of the month award.

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Echeveria elegans earns the title of Surreal Succulents’ January 2024 Plant of the Month. Selected for its exceptional hardiness, beauty, and adaptability, this versatile succulent excels in challenging conditions, presenting itself as a true master of survival. Its capacity to thrive in conditions that often challenge other Echeveria varieties sets it apart, making it a standout choice.

Echeveria elegans is the model of adaptability, flourishing in wetter, colder, and extremely hot conditions. This adaptability renders it a plant suitable for everyone, whether adorning a windowsill, gracing an outdoor pot, complementing a display, or thriving in a terrarium. The plant’s resilience extends to its stunning appearance, particularly when spring unveils its abundance of salmon pink flowers.

Winter Colours

One of Elegans’ unique features is its vibrant coloration, especially during colder months. As temperatures drop, the plant naturally produces sugars to safeguard itself from frosts, resulting in a delightful pink hue, as depicted in the images. As a species, Echeveria elegans has evolved to possess these remarkable adaptation skills, earning it a well-deserved place as a favorite in UK gardens.

Please feel free to comment and share your experiences of this beautiful Echeveria a true master of the succulent world.

Echeveria elegans

£6.95