AWARD

IOCHROMA australe

A conservatory or patio tub plant except in mild location. Attractive funnel or bell-shaped flowers which are blue or lavender. A startling plant alongside a fuchsia
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IOCHROMA australe

 
Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£15.00 each 
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Evergreen
    Retains its foliage when grown indoors. Dark green leaves to 8cm (3in) long
  • Blue
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Free flowering erect to spreading shrub with downy stems and silvery grey bark. Flowers have 5 short lobes and are usually followed by spherical berries, turning yellow-green when ripe.
  • 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
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - pinch young plants to encourage bushiness. May need restrictive pruning in late winter
  • Pests & Diseases
    red spider mites, whiteflies
  • Place of origin
    southern Bolivia to northwestern Argentina
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - bell-shaped to funnel-shaped 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate see photos above
  • 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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Iochroma - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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