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Clianthus puniceous

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I have a Clianthus puniceous which had beautiful red flowers for months last year.
It appeared as a seedling about three years ago and at first I thought it was one of those “sensativity” plants. The ones you touch and the leaves close up. I have no idea where it came from but potted it on then again in it’s second year but by the end of 2013 I was fed up with it doing nothing but get bigger so left it outside.
In spring of 2014 it started developing what I thought were hanging leaves. They turned out to be hundreds of flowers and they just went on and on flowering.
That’s when I looked it up and found what it was.
It is now about 4ft across and about the same high. It already has lots of these flower buds on and I thought I might get the white variety so have been looking around for one.
I found one on nzplants.com on Sunday along with some seeds of the same plant to try. They arrived on Tuesday and I was impressed with the plant, although bare rooted, very healthy looking and potted up straight away.
Anyone looking for unusual plants from New Zealand or the same sort of climate should have a look at their site.
Will let you know how it goes on, seeds too.

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Interesting to read about your plant. I hope the new ones do just as good.

14 Jan, 2015

 

I didn' t know we could import plants from new Zealsnd! Best of luck with it.

15 Jan, 2015

 

Thanks, I can't wait to see white flowers. The red ones are a little work of art!
Sorry, I don't think I put it correctly. I believe nzplants.co.uk (not .com)grow from seed and they are based in the UK which is why they came so quickly.

16 Jan, 2015

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