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Cyanotis kewensis

Teddy bear plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourDark red green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cyanotis kewensis (Teddy bear plant). An evergreen perennial from southern India. Has trailing stems that carry two rows of overlapping oval, fleshy leaves that are purple- velvety brown hairs underneath. Stalkless clusters of 3- petalled pink purple flowers appear among clusters of leaf-like bracts intermittently through the year.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

S.India

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Tip cuttings from spring to autumn.

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