A hardy and reliable plant that looks good with minimal care. It is a medium sized spreading shrub, which flowers for most of the year, with spidery red blooms. Great as a feature ground cover plant for rockeries and shrubberies as well as for pots. Cold tolerant. A good plant to play host to smaller birds. While it looks good if left to grow naturally, a regular light prune will give a more dense habit still.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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