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CHRISTMAS DELIVERIES

Orders placed after Saturday 14th December will be despatched on or after Monday 6th January 2020

To view or collect plants from the nursery in Novemeber & December please contact us before visiting

Dicliptera sericea

Dicliptera sericea
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Price:  £6.50

Availability:  

  

AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Common Name: Hummingbird Bush

Plant Family: Acanthaceae

Suggested Use:  Butterfly House
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sheltered, frost-free gardens
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Grey
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)


(syn Dicliptera suberecta) Tender, low spreading shrub with grey leaves and spikes of upward facing, bright red, tubular flowers in summer which attract hummingbirds in its native Uruguay. We believe this is a host plant for the banded peacock butterfly so may be useful in a butterfly house. Grow in a loam based compost with added grit mixed in for drainage. Take care not to overwater. Trim after flowering. Protect from hot sun.


Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
Click and Collect FREE Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands £6- £10
Guernsey & Jersey £20 European Union £15- £20

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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


Shrubland Park Nurseries