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Calocephalus brownii

Silver wire netting plant

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.5m to 0.75m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft

Description

Calocephalus brownii (Silver wire netting plant). An irregular tufted plant.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Wire mesh plant

Interest and use

Grown for cuttings and as summer bedding.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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