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Award-winning Streptocarpus collection

cape primrose / streptocarpus collection

RHS award of garden merit
1 collection £29.99
  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil or fibre-based compost if grown indoors
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: usually throughout the year
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be overwintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    Grown for their showy flowers, which come in a wide range of colours, these tender perennials make superb houseplants. They will flower from mid-spring to mid-autumn and tend to bloom more prolifically when slightly pot-bound. Mainly originating from woodland, rocky slopes and grassland in southern Africa, they require a frost-free position with filtered sun.

    All of these 5 Streptocarpus have been awarded the AGM by the Royal Horticultural Society.

    In this collection you will receive one plug plant of each of the following varieties.

  • Streptocarpus 'Bethan':Height: 32cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Charlotte:Height: 29cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Crystal Ice:Height: 28cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Katie':Height: 30cm.

  • Streptocarpus 'Polka Dot Purple':Height: 30cm.

  • Home care: Water regularly during the growing season, allowing the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Overwinter in a shaded greenhouse, or indoors on a south or west-facing windowsill, watering less often. Repot each spring into a slightly larger, shallow pot filled with fibre-based compost. They can also be used as summer bedding - grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.