The sub tropical borders have a fantastic location in the garden, next the picturesque ruins of the old house which are covered with clematis, wisteria and roses. . This provides a dramatic backdrop for the borders and creates a sheltered micro climate which means that tender exotic plants can be grown, albeit with some winter protection.
The sub tropical are designed using plants from the sub tropics. The beds at Nymans are at their peak July to October. The borders features a framework of hardy exotics uch as Tetrapanex papyrifer 'Rex' (rice paper plant), Musa Basjoo, Musa sikkimensis. These are left outside in the winter but given winter protection by packing with straw.
Tender exotic plants that require winter protection are located in the borders too, along with Summer bedding that adds colour and seasonal interest. The tender exotic plants are not hardy and so need to be lifted in the winter and kept in the glasshouse on site. These include the Aeoniums, Musella laslocarpa, Echium wildpretii and Cycas palms.
The bedding plants are annuals that are grown each year and planted out in May.
Significant plants include:
Half Hardy Plants
Tetrapanex papyrifer 'Rex' (Rice paper plant)
Cycas palms (Cycads)
Musella laslocarpa (Chinese banana)
Eucomysis (pineapple lily)
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