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Colquhounia coccinea

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A native of Himalayan and W. China grasslands known for its soft, downy grey-green leaves with a whitish underside and vivid whorls of orange-scarlet flowers in summer.

A fantastic shrub with an open, upright habit, best in a sunny, warm garden.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30-40 cm tall)

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Colquhounia coccinea | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Colquhounia coccinea | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. In the U.K. Colquhounia coccinea grows best against a south facing wall or fence. After a hard frost, it can die back, but usually regrows in late spring or early summer.
Flowering Period: July - September.
Flower Colour: Orange-scarlet
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Large branching shrub.
Height: up to 2.5m (8 ft)
Spread: 1.5m (5 ft)

Notes: Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Colquhounia coccinea which is damaged or killed by winter cold.

Plant Finder: about Colquhounia coccinea

Common names

Himalayan mint plant


Colquhounia coccinea (Himalayan mint plant). An upright irregular semi-evergreen or evergreen tuft native to The Eastern Himalayas and SW China. Has fragrant large, lance-shaped to ovate-felty leaves and axillary whorls of deep red centred yellow flowers in late summer. It will grow to a height and spread of 3 m.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers in late summer and autumn.

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  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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