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Leycesteria crocothyrsos (Golden Himalayan Honeysuckle) seeds

Leycesteria crocothyrsos (Golden Himalayan Honeysuckle) seeds

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Lovely upright shrub with elegant, arching cane-like stems whose bronze foliage creates a beautiful contrast with the trusses of golden yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. An imposing shrub which is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Hardy Shrub (to -5C - protect from severe frost)
Flowers: May to August
Height: 120-180cm
Position: Full sun in a sheltered position

Packet of 30 seeds



Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year.  Sow on the surface of a moist, sandy seed compost, eg. John Innes in pots or trays ( mix 3 parts compost to one part sand). Just cover the seed with finely sieved compost. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain an optimum temperature of 15-18C. Germination should occur after 30-60 days. As the seedlings emerge, gradually increase ventilation by opening the bag or propagator vents.

Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 9cm pots. Grow on in cooler conditions (about 10-13C) with plenty of light, but shaded from direct sun and overwinter, if necessary, at about 5C. When established, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and grow on until mature enough to be planted out in the garden in a sunny, sheltered position. Protect from severe frosts below -5C.

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Store seeds in a cool, dry place.