Best of British Plant Breeding

Showcasing an increasing range of exceptionally good garden plants


New 2018

Three exceptional hardy hebes called The Gemstone Series.

Marketed by  Seiont NurseryPlant Marketing International

Launched at IPM Essen Germany 23rd  January 2018

June 11th 2018

Hebe Quartz Lilac, Purple  & White  

New  Buddleja Berries and Cream  available Longstock Nursery  August 2018

How I Create New Plants

I spend many hours over the winter months researching reference books, the web etc and plan a programme on the genera I intend to work on in the coming year. In the case of Buddleja I aim for sterile flowers and compact growth but not ground cover.

You can let the bees do all the work, but I prefer to carefully remove the stamens from the individual flowers. However, if the flowers are 2 mm across or less this can be quite challenging but I feel this method allows you to raise more complex hybrids and far more satisfyingly it is your work and not done by the bees.

See video below for information on how plant breeding is done.

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Creating New Plants

Peter’s Plants

Peter has been Plant Breeding and creating new plants for 38 years. This website showcases his achievement from the award-winning Choisya White Dazzler AGM to a portfolio that now includes shrubs, climbers and perennials.

Peter's Story
  • Buddleja davidii ‘Longstock Autumn Delight’

  • Buddleja x alternifolia Unique

  • Buddleja ‘Pride of Longstock’

Thanks to Peter for all the plants you have brought into the world.









Roy Lancaster, My Life With Plants

Peter's Journal