Pendulous cluster of large, claw-like, bright red flowers appear in May and June whilst the branches carry bright, shiny green leaves made up of several leaflets. One of the most treasured and beautiful of all flowering plants, it will make a surprisingly tough addition to a sheltered wall but is an absolutely stunning conservatory plant when it will bloom during the winter. Very few fertile seeds are ever collected.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Seeds generally germinate within 4 to 6 weeks although some varieties may take much longer. Plant either in a very warm sheltered spot outside or in a large pot for the conservatory.
Common name:Kaka Beak, Lobster Claw, Parrot's Beak
Classification:Half hardy shrub
Packet Content:5 (Approx)