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  • Iochroma australe
  • Iochroma australe - licensed under Creative Commons: Stan Shebs [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC BY-SA 3.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 2.5  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], from Wikimedia

Iochroma australe

Blue Angel's Trumpet
Size: ex 1.5L pot - tall vigourous plants

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Quick Overview

  • Quick-growing half-hardy shrub
  • Stunning blue flowers
  • Large foliage
  • Warm sheltered aspect
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Description

Iochroma australe, Blue Angel's trumpet, is a fast-growing woody shrub from southern Argentina with attractive tobacco-like foliage and stunning blue trumpet-shaped flowers that hang down in the manner of a miniature Brugmansia or some Daturas. It is a prolific flowerer and can be grown outdoors in the mild southwest or coastal regions if given a warm sheltered aspect and mulched heavily throughout the winter. Although hardier than a Brugmansia, in colder regions you will probably need to grow it in a container and bring it into a cool indoors environment in the winter.

Well worth the effort.

Additional Information

Order Solanales
Family Solanaceae
Sub-Family Solanoideae
Synonyms Acnistus australis, Acnistus australis var. grandiflorus, Dierbachia australis, Dunalia australis, Eriolarynx australe
Geographical Origin Argentina
Cultivation Enjoys a rich well-drained soil in a sunny sheltered warm location. Partial dappled shade with some sun is about right. Water and feed well in the growing season. Mulch in late autumn. Can be overwintered indoors in a container in colder regions
Eventual Height 2-3m
Eventual Spread 1-2m
Hardiness Half-hardy. Down to about -5C. Outdoors in milder southern regions or urban microclimates although may need protection in colder winters. A mulch is always sensible. Overwinter in a large container indoors in colder areas. Ideal conservatory plant

Iochroma australe

Blue Angel's Trumpet
Size: ex 1.5L pot - tall vigourous plants

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: £10.99

Special Price: £9.99

  • Buy 2 for £9.50 each and save 5%
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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