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AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Common Name: Creeping Gloxinia
Plant Family: Plantaginaceae
Suggested Use: Growing in PotsPlanting Style: sub tropical bed outSeason of Interest: Summer to AutumnPosition/ Situation: Summer PatioSun/ Shade: Sun to Part ShadeFlower Colour: RedLeaf Colour: GreenHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: Climbing or trailingEvergreen: NoHardiness/minimum temperature: Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
A frost-tender climber sometimes grown as an annual with lovely, deep wine-red, trumpet shaped flowers in summer. It can be grown in hanging basket, from which it will trail obligingly, or it looks equally good trained up a short obelisk. Grow in sun to part shade in a loam based compost in a pot, or in moisture retentive soil in the open ground. May not like very alkaline soil. Dies back to a woody root system in winter when it should be kept on the dry side.
Previously placed in the family Scrophulariaceae, but recent genetics now place it in Plantaginaceae
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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
A rarely offered slightly tender perennial for a sunny border. Long flowering and good for bees!
Ampelaster (Aster) carolinianus£6.00
Rarely offered, this US native produces masses of pale mauve - pink flowers very late in the year, a much appreciated source of food for bees and butterflies. 9 cm pots.
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