CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Red Cardinal'

Commonly known as Lobster claw, Parrot's bill

Selected free-flowering form of the red Lobster claw with brilliant scarlet flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark green leaves tp 15cm (6in) long with 13-25 narrowly oblong leaflets.
  • Red
  • Height
    4m (12ft)
  • 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
    Produces flowers to 7cm (3in) long in pendent racemes to 15cm (6in) 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)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

CLIANTHUS puniceus 'Red Cardinal'

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be trained against a wall.
    Pests & Diseases
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Protect with a deep winter mulch. Often sprouts from base if cut back by frost.

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