Spectacular shrub with an abundance of superb, large, trumpet-shaped, yellow and orange-red flowers from late summer to frosts. A tender shrub, originating from Peru, needing winter protection, it is perfect for pot or container growing. Makes a lovely specimen plant for your patio. Easy to grow and may flower the first year from an early sowing (Jan-Feb). Seeds in very short supply!
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit
Tender Perennial (min. 5C) Flowers: Late summer to frosts Position: Full sun in a sheltered spot Height: to 1.8m - best pruned back hard in spring to 30-60cm
Packet of 5 seeds
Caution! All plant parts toxic if eaten
Our seeds are hand packed in our unique, reusable, paper packets and a detailed growing guide is supplied to help you get the best from your seeds.
Sowing Instructions: Can be sown at any time of year. Sow 5mm deep in moist (not wet), free-draining seed compost in pots or trays and cover with vermiculite. Seal inside a polythene bag or place in a propagator. Maintain at a temperature of 18 to 20C and germination should take place in 2 to 3 weeks. After germination, open the bag or propagator vents and reduce the temperature to about 15 to 18C.
Growing Instructions: Grow on until established then pot up into 9cm pots. Plant out in containers in late spring after all risk of frost has passed. Overwinter as necessary in a frost-free greenhouse or other cool place. Plants can be cut right down to around 30 – 40cm – this helps to prevent them getting too woody and they will sprout up again the following spring.
Caution: All plant parts very toxic if eaten.
er and pot up individually into 7.5cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions in good, natural light, but avoid direct sunlight. In spring, gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions, before planting out 30cm apart.