Masses of five-petalled, thin-bodied, flared lavender trumpets open in midsummer on many-branching stems. This plant demands good soil and a sheltered spot but will impress all who see it and is a good plant to baffle the experts! Very few seeds collected.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Strobilanthus ciliatus
Packet Content:5 (Approx)