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Holmskioldia sanguinea

Chinese hat plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height3.5m to 11m
  • Spread1m to 3.2m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourRed, pink, orange
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Holmskioldia sanguinea (Chinese hat plant). This species is a scrambling shrub, producing narrow orange-red tubes backed by a broad circular calyx; they will appear in dense terminal clusters throughout the summer and autumn. The mid-green leaves are oval and slightly serrated.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Needs tying to support. Thin out crowded growth in spring or after flowering.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mite may be troublesome.

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