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Osbeckia stellata

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.6m
  • Growth HabitUpright horizontal
  • Flower ColourLilac-red
  • Leaf ColourDeep green

Description

Osbeckia stellata. This shrub has upright freely branching stems with long narrow leaves. The flowers are lilac-red and appear in profusion in the spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

India & China

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The grow well in tropical and subtropical climates in a sunny position. The soil should be light and well drained.

Propagation

You can propagate from soft-tip cuttings which are taken during the spring and placed in a sand and peat mixture in a humid greenhouse conditions.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects and red spider mites.

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