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Grows up to 6ft eventually with bright red flowers and darker markings on pendent slender branches, like small lanterns. Tender except in the mildest areas
Evergreen - small, crowded, lance-shaped leaves to 2cm (¾in) long, rich green and glossy.
Height - 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spread - 2-3m (6-10ft)
Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - initially erect, then arching shrub. Produces usually solitary, narrowly urn-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) long from the leaf axils. Flowers have V-shaped darker red markings.
Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
Against a wall
Partial shade - tolerates some sun if grown well
Additional Features - Good to know - can be 6-10ft if trained as a climber. If grown under glass use ericaceous potting compost in bright, filtered light.
Pests & Diseases - scale insects
Place of origin - Nepal, Bhutan, India (Assam)
Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern
Hardiness - Half hardy (down to 0)
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - moderately fertile
Neutral to acid soil - benefits from added composted bark
Agapetes - Growing Guide
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 - 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
2ply sisal garden twine - 250 grams
Natural garden twine, 500 grams, 350 metres. Ideal in the garden or the home.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included