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Due to very high order volumes, there is an order limiting system in place at present. Please be aware that courier deliveries can be delayed, due to high volumes. The nursery and gardens are open 10.00 to 16.00 everyday, all are welcome.
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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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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
  • Evergreen - retains its foliage when grown indoors. Lance-shaped, 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) -
  • 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
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