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AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Plant Family: Gesneriaceae
Suggested Use: Ground Cover or UnderplantingPlanting Style: ExoticSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnPosition/ Situation: Sheltered, frost-free gardensSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadeFlower Colour: OrangeLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: very low (less than 1ft)Habit/Shape: TrailingEvergreen: NoHardiness/minimum temperature: Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
A member of the Gesneriad family, forming spreading mounds of fresh green leaves which set off the beautiful vivid orange-red tubular flowers. May be hardy in a sheltered garden in very well drained soil and a thick mulch to protect the underground tubers. If in doubt overwinter indoors. Can also be grown as a trailing houseplant. Dies down in winter to underground rhizomes.
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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);
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
With shorter, wider, leaves than its relatives, and leaf stalks a striking orange colour this makes an interesting and unusual houseplant.
Plectranthus argentatus 'Silver Shield'£6.50
Strong-growing plant with striking silvery soft grey leaves and spikes of mauve flowers in summer.
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