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General Needs

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

Description

Calocephalus genus. This genus consists of annuals, perennials and evergreen shrubs. They are often grown annually from cuttings and used as summer bedding plants.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for cuttings and as summer bedding.

Cultivation

They are frost tender with a min of 7-10C, they will require full light and well drained soil. You will need to water the containerized plants moderately when in full growth and sparingly at other times. Remember to remove stem tips of young plants to promote a bushy growth.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Botrytis may be troublesome if plants are kept too cool and damp in winter.

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