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CLIANTHUS puniceus

Commonly known as Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Climber with brilliant red, lobster claw shaped flowers
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - dark green leaves to 15cm (6in) long with 13-25 narrowly oblong leaflets.
  • Red - brilliant red
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • 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)
  • Against a wall
  • Full sun - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Additional Features - Endangered in the wild - These plants are listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of 'Red Plants'. This is a list of threatened species in the wild, they are either critically, endangered or vulnerable to extinction. - Endangered
  • Good to know - can be trained against a wall
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - New Zealand (North Island)
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - - protect with a deep winter mulch. Often sprouts from the base if cut back by frost

Buy Varieties of CLIANTHUS puniceus

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'  AWARD

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Albus'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Pure white lobster claw flowers
£16.00 each
Large £25.00 each

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Flamingo'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Attractive deep rose-pink flowers
£16.00 each
Large £25.00 each

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Kaka King'  >

Commonly known as: Lobster claw, Parrot's bill.
Huge deep red flowers in profusion
Large £25.00 each
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