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Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery Specialise in Hosta 400+ varieties, Phormium, Rhodohypoxis, Tree Ferns, Agapanthus, Heuchera and other cottage garden perennials by mail-order
Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery Specialise in Hosta 400+ varieties, Phormium, Rhodohypoxis, Tree Ferns, Agapanthus, Heuchera and other cottage garden perennials by mail-order
Address: 42 Largy Road
Carnlough
Ballymena
Co.Antrim
Northern Ireland
Postcode: BT44 0EZ
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Telephone: 02828885289
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Description

BALI-HAI MAIL ORDER NURSERY

Specialise in Hosta 400+ varieties, Phormium, Rhodohypoxis, Tree Ferns, Agapanthus, Heuchera and other cottage garden perennials by mail-order, shipping worldwide. Situated in the lovely Glens Of Antrim, Northern Ireland,
U.K.

As we are a small firm more personal attention is given to our hostas and perennial plants and how they are looked after. Visits to our mail order nursery by the public is generally by appointment only, thus we do not have many casual callers which means we have more time to concentrate on growing plants. If you wish to visit our hosta nursery please contact us first before calling to make sure that there is someone at the nursery. The best time to see the hostas at there best is from May to August when they are in full leaf.

Helleborus 'Sunshine Selection'

New form of Helleborus.


These virtually problem free, evergreen, late Winter and early Spring flowering shade plants, are a complex hybrid of several species within the genus Helleborus in the family Ranunculaceae. Species include, but are not limited to, H.purpurescens, H. dumetorum. H. torquatus, H. cyclophyllus, H. odorus, H. orientalis, H. orientalis ssp. abchasicus, H. orientalis ssp. guttatus et al.

They prefer rich, moist soil with good drainage,  part to full shade. They come from Sunshine Farm  & Gardens in USA, who have accumulated well over 50,000 stock plants in the last 12 years and have an extensive breeding program in place. Many of their plants are original divisions of plants that were bred by Helen Ballard, Eric Smith, Marlene Ahlburgh, Gisela Schmeimann, Don Jacobs, Gunther Jurgl, Robin White of Blackthorne Nursery, John Anton Smith, John Massey of Ashwood Nurseries and several lesser known, but important breeders in New Zealand, Australia and Belgium.

The plants that we offer are the "Sunshine Selections" and are the result of emasculation and hand pollination to insure that no plants are "inbred" and that all plants have been pollinated with pollen from other plants. This is a tedious,  laborious  process that lasts from February to May. In mid May, 4" X 6" drawstring bags are placed over the swelling, pregnant seed heads. These are removed when the seeds are ready for harvest in late June - early July. The seeds are then cleaned and sown in Landmark ® brand 288 deep cell flats and kept in an environmentally controlled space until they commence germination in January of the following year.

All other commercial lines of Hellebores offered for sale in the US are from inbred,  self sown seedlings dug from under existing stock plantings and lack the brilliant color and hybrid vigor of hand pollinated plants.  Sunshine farms produce the only commercially available line of true F1 hybrids.

Very colourful, vigorous strain of Hellebores available on the planet today. description by Barry Glick The Breeder of these lovely Hellebores.

Plant is sent out ex 10cm container.  First time offered for sale in UK.



Countries We Post Our Plants To

We post to UK, European Union countries and we can send Hostas, Phormiums, Agapanthus, Crocosmia and Trillium to USA.
These are the main countries but we do post to other countries, (Other Non-European Union countries,
Canada requires a plant import permit and Japan - Do not Post to New Zealand or Australia) please email me with the plants you are interested in and we will let you know if the Plant Health Regulations permit us to send plants to your country. We accept Pounds Sterling, Euros, US and Canadian Dollars plus other currencies (rates are calculated on day of order).

Mrs M.E. Scroggy
Bali-Hai Mail Order Nursery
42, Largy Road
Carnlough
Ballymena
Co.Antrim
Northern Ireland
BT44 0EZ
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