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Nautilocalyx bullatus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.4m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark purple green

Description

Nautilocalyx bullatus. This species is an upright perennial with elliptic, finely toothed dark green leaves that are purple beneath. It will bear cymes of pale yellow hairy flowers from mid spring until mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are intolerant of frost but otherwise easily grown in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil in partial-shade. You can propagate from seed, layers or cuttings.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed, layers or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bugs and tarsonemid mites.

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