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Habranthus brachyandrus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.03m to 0.05m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourSoft pink with yellow centres
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Habranthus brachyandrus. This species is free flowering, producing elegant funnel-shaped flowers, 2 to 4 to a stem, throughout the summer months. The flowers are 6-10cm in length and the petals are soft pink. Each stem rises to a height of about 30cm. The leaves are linear displayed in groups of 3 but rarely on display during the flowering season.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Grown for its funnel-shaped flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

By seed or by offsets in spring.

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