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Bushy shrub with sharply toothed leaves and long racemes of tubular orange-yellow or brownish-orange flowers
Pests & Diseases - red spider mite and whitefly if in greenhouse
Place of Origin - Canary Islands
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Height - to 1.5m (5ft)
Spread - to1m (3ft)
Evergreen - lance-shaped, leathery, deep-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long, softly hairy beneath.
Medium Shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - erect and bushy when young, spreading with age. Dense racemes 30cm (12in) long of flowers to 3cm (1.25in) long, each with a 2-lobed upper lip.
Full Sun - shelter from cold winds.
Greenhouse or Conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter - loam based compost and dappled shade from hot sun - medium humidity
Fertile moist well-drained soil
to 1.5m (5ft)
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Short circular wire plant support
The Harrod short circular plant supports available in rust or matt black are ideal for herbs, campanulas, agapanthus, shrub roses, hollyhocks and foxgloves and are made to last.
2 options from £32.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Vermin & Pest Control
SB Plant Invigorator
This is a non-biological non-chemical plant insecticide and mildewcide. Works against the physical motion of the insect. Perfect for all plants and edible crops.