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Colquhounia coccinea
Himalayan Mint Plant

Colquhounia coccinea
Colquhounia coccinea
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Price: £18.50 Quantity :

Description

A showy shrub native to the grassland of the Himalayas and Western China known for its soft, downy grey-green leaves with a whitish underside and vivid whorls of orange-scarlet flowers in summer. These flowers are particularly eye-catching against the nearly silvery leaves and Colquhounia coccinea will grow to be a fantastic border shrub with an open but reasonably upright habit.

Colquhounia coccinea is best in a sunny, warm garden where it will enjoy the warmth.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. In the U.K. Colquhounia coccinea grows best against a south facing wall or fence. After a hard frost, it can die back, but usually regrows in late spring or early summer.
  • Flowering Period: July - September.
  • Flower Colour: Orange-scarlet
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Large branching shrub.
    • Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
  • Notes: Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Colquhounia coccinea which is damaged or killed by winter cold.


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