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CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'

Commonly known as Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Attractive deep rose-pink flowers
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£16.00 each

Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.
Large £25.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020
  • Evergreen - dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with 13-25 narrowly oblong leaflets.
  • Red - deep red
  • Height - 4m (12ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • 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 - climbing shoots. Produces flowers to 7cm (3in) long
  • 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)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold drying winds.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. 'Roseus'. Can be trained against a wall. After flowering cut back flowered shoots by no more than one-third their length
  • Pests & Diseases - slugs.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand.
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Pruning group 8 - Suitable for: Wall trained shrubs and less vigorous climbers.
    Action: For climbers 'spur prune' by cutting back 3-4 buds of the permanent framework. For wall trained shrubs cut back flowered shoots to within 2-4 buds of permanent framework.
    When: Annually after flowers if on previous year's growth, or in late Winter or Spring if on current year's growth.

    RHS group 12 & 13 - if wall grown
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - protect with a deep winter mulch. Often sprouts from base if cut back by frost.
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