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A unique, eye catching novelty plant with a mounding, spreading habit making it ideal for planting in patio containers.
A unique, eye catching novelty plant with a mounding, spreading habit making it ideal for planting in patio containers. Cuphea Torpedo produces long red tubular blooms that end with a purple bat-like face which is accentuated by the bright red 'ears'. Flowers from late spring to the first frosts. Easy to grow.
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 5 Large Plug PlantsHabit: UprightEventual Height: 50-60cm (20-24")Position: Sun or Partial ShadePrimary Flower Colour: RedSecondary Flower Colour: PurpleSuitable for Hanging Baskets? NoSuitable for Patio Containers? YesScented? Not ScentedPlant Type: AnnualBotanical name: Cuphea llavea
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Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.
Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots or 6 cell trays. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks. Water once the compost starts to dry out.
If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.
Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.
Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.
***For packs of 20/40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.
Beautifully packed. Thank you.
Very strong plants
Excellent quality, well watered and packed - and arrived on time. I have never seen these plants before and was intrigued by them. Can't wait to see what they look like when they come into flower.
Plants were sturdy on arrival and seem to be growing well
Plants looked good. Potted on but I’m still to be convinced these plants are worth growing. Still quite small and flowers look pretty insignificant
These Cuphea seem to be strong plants,although smaller than I had hoped for.
Thank you for your review. We do try to inform our customers on the size of the plugs in our size tab along with a helpful picture, so we are sorry that you felt that they were small.
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