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Philesia magellanica

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.7m to 1m
  • Spread1.5m to 2m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed pink shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Philesia magellanica. This is a upright species, which is grown for the crimson-pink flowers it will produce from mid-summer to late autumn. It has dark green, narrow leaves with a bluish white undersides.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Chile

Interest and use

Summer/Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a cool moist but largely frost-free gardens. They will need humus-rich moist, well-drained soil with partial-shade. You can propagate from cuttings or by layering.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by suckers in autumn.

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