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Strobilanthes gossypinus

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Strobilanthes gossypinus

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Wantirna
C5, A8 Shade, Indoors
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Wantirna
C5, A8 Shade, Indoors
Size: 20cm
Available: 18
$/Unit (EX GST): $10.66 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $11.72 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Strobilanthes gossypinus Persian Shield, Pewter Bush,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Description:
This stunning shrub grows to 1.2m x 1.2m. New growth is dark green covered with eye catching golden hairs and felted undersides. As the leaves mature, the gold hair turns a silvery grey colour. Ideal for adding colour, contrast and drama to any garden.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers well drained soil kept drier during the winter months. Once established, it is drought resistant but it water well in the warmer months until then. Must protect from frosts. Images and information courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Acanthaceae Asia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Grey, Silver
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: TBA
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Tender
Wind: High
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