- Eye-catching, dramatic plant.
- Heart-shaped, deeply toothed glossy foliage with long, conical purple-blue flowers surrounded by blue bracts and soft spines. Excellent spot/foliage plant.
Sow indoors for surest results, January-April, 1.5cm (½”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-35 days, but germination may be erratic. Further germination may be prompted by covering seed tray with glass or clear plastic and leaving outside to chill for 2-3 weeks, before bringing back into a gentle warmth. Transplant seedlings individually, as they appear, to 7.5cm (3") pots. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-October, 30cm (12") apart. Flowers: June-October, the following year.
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Monday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Local Delivery (2-3 working days)
Postcodes L20, L21, L22, L23
£3.00. (Minimum order £25). Free delivery on orders over £50
Standard Delivery (2-3 working days)
We use a Next Day Tracked service but please allow up to 3 working days.
£6.95. Free delivery on orders over £100 'Excluding Paint'
£7.95. Scottish Lowlands (Postcodes DG, E, EH, FK, G, KA1-26, KA29-30, ML, PA1-19, TD) Free delivery on orders over £100 'Excluding Paint'
For Paint orders, the minimum delivery charge will be £8.50, or £9.50 for the Scottish Lowlands. For quantities over 2, £3 will be added per paint item.
Some heavy, large and/or fragile items are available for Local Delivery or Click & Collect only.
UK Highlands, Islands & Remote Areas - Please email for a quote. (See delivery page for full list of postcodes).
Unfortunately we are unable to deliver to BF (British Forces) Postcodes and BT, JE & GY Postcodes
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