An adaptable climber, which can be grown either with trellis support, through other shrubs, or will happily ramble across open ground. The urn shaped flowers vary from a light pinkish- purple, tinged with green and white. The leaves are hairless, waxy and leathery in appeararance.The flowers are followed by clusters of flattened seeds with hairy tails that give the seedhead a spider-like appearance. Best grown in full sun to part shade in well drained, moist soil.
Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
Common name:Pale Leather flower
Packet Content:10 (Approx)