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EvergreenOvate to elliptic, toothed, mid-green leaves 2-3.5cm (¾-1½in) long
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetPurple pink flowers
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Bushy shrubby perennial
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insects. Remove faded spikes to prolong flowering.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snailsPlace of originGarden origin. AustraliaResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeRacemesTerminal racemesTubularOpen flowers 1-2.5cm (½-1in) long in opposite pairs
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Scented PlantsScented foliageTypical blackcurrant-like aroma
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soilModerately fertile. Humus-rich
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Allergic reactions and pollen
- Plants which produce masses of pollen - to avoid
- Plants producing little pollen - relatively safe!