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Bluebell Creeper

Sollya heterophylla, Sollya fusiformis

Half-hardy Shrub

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
Would you believe that Bluebell Creeper is considered a weed in Australia? Not so in the UK where we enjoy its delicate beauty. Sollya heterophylla is easy to grow, preferring a sheltered corner, where it'll give 2 metres worth of evergreen display, cloaked in little blue bell flowers through the summer. This plant is rarely offered for sale. Height: 2m (6', 6”). Spread: 60cm (24").

Ideal For:
walls and fences
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
full sun, dappled shade
    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

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    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • +1 FREE, SAVE £11.99  
    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • £35.97 £23.98

The Bluebell Creeper is half hardy and requires a minimum temperature of 5°C (41°F), so it is best grown over an obelisk in a patio container that can be moved indoors for the winter. Alternatively grow it in a warm conservatory or heated greenhouse. Pot up Sollya plants into containers of loam based compost such as John Innes No.2.

In very mild areas, try growing Sollya heterophylla outdoors where it looks superb twining through shrubs or against sheltered walls and fences. Plant in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade.

From May to October move containers of Sollya heterophylla outdoors to a sheltered sunny position. Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Before the first frosts, return Bluebell Creeper plants to a bright warm greenhouse or conservatory for the winter and water sparingly until spring. In spring, cut back the flowered shoots to 2-4 buds from the main sideshoots.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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