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All Flower APR-JUN

Lobster claw, Parrot's beak or, if you like, Kakabeak from that New Zealand parrot.

Genus of 1 or 2 species of evergreen trailing or climbing shrubs from warm-temperate scrub or woodland in Australia and New Zealand, critically endangered in the wild.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - shrubs or subshrubs.Alternate, pinnate, mid- to dark-green leaves. Showy flowers resemble lobsters' claws.
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
  • Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - Australia, New Zealand.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil

Buy Varieties of CLIANTHUS


CLIANTHUS puniceus  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Climber with brilliant red, lobster claw shaped flowers
£14.50 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'  AWARD

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Pure white lobster claw flowers
£16.00 each
Large £25.00 each

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Attractive deep rose-pink flowers
£16.00 each
Large £25.00 each

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Huge deep red flowers in profusion
Large £25.00 each

Useful extras...

Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Arches - Obelisks & Trellis
Metal wall trellis
Steel garden trellis panels finished with ball finials. 10 year guarantee.
3 options from £10.45

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00

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™.
Only £7.50

Vermin & Pest Control
Slug Pellets
Slug killer blue mini pellets are easy to use and give effective control of slugs and snails. Ideal in garden, conservatory or greenhouse.
Only £6.50

Vermin & Pest Control
Copper Tape
Quick and easy way to repel slugs and snails from your pots with this adhesive copper tape.
Only £7.50

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.20

Garden Goodies
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5
Only £10.20

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