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Hermannia candicans

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow orange, red
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green

Description

Hermannia candicans. This species is a bushy shrub. The leaves are ovate to oblong and medium green with scalloped wavy margins with a grey-white underside. The flowers are borne from the spring to the summer with pendent yellow blooms in terminal cymes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers mainly.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Young plants may need tip pruning to produce well-branched specimens.

Propagation

Softwood or greenwood cuttings in late spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to whitefly and red spider mites.

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