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ISOPLEXIS canariensis

Bushy shrub with sharply toothed leaves and long racemes of tubular orange-yellow or brownish-orange flowers

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ISOPLEXIS canariensis

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  • 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 - in metres - to 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - in metres - 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
  • Partial Shade
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil

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