Strobilanthes atropurpurea

£5.50

Baffle friends with this late summer treasure. A sturdy dome of stems carries salvia-like leaves, then from July until October white buds inflate into masses of spectacular deep violet ramshorn-like flowers.

Position: Sun or part shade
• Soil: Any moist soil that doesn’t dry out
• Rate of growth: Quick
• Flowering period: July to October
• Hardiness: Hardy in the SW, may be HH elsewhere
• Pot size: 1L
• Eventual height and spread: 4ft x 2ft

 

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Product Description

From Northern India, this is a handsome and unusual plant. Thriving in sun or part shade and any soil that is not prone to drying out, it sends up many branching stems clothed with dark green hairy leaves. In late summer it becomes a mass of purple-blue hooded flowers remaining a feature for weeks.

Baffle friends with this late summer treasure. A sturdy dome of stems carries salvia-like leaves, then from July until October white buds inflate into masses of spectacular deep violet rams horn-like flowers.

Position: Sun or part shade
• Soil: Any moist soil that doesn’t dry out
• Rate of growth: Quick
• Flowering period: July to October
• Hardiness: Hardy in the SW, may be HH elsewhere
• Pot size: 1L
• Eventual height and spread: 4ft x 2ft