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Polyanthus 'Firecracker'


Hardy Perennial

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An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
cottage gardens, alpine & rockery, scented gardens, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
March, April, May
sun or semi shade
    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • £9.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • SAVE £5.99  
    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • £19.98 £13.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • SAVE £20.97  
    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • £39.96 £18.99
Pot up Polyanthus plants and grow them on for transplanting at a later date. Grow plug plants in bright, frost-free conditions, watering sparingly until they are fully rooted in. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise polyanthus plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days, prior to planting out in their final positions.
Polyanthus make colourful bedding plants, or grow them in containers and borders or in any fertile, moist, well drained soil. Choose a position in full sun or semi shade. During the winter, avoid over watering which may cause the plant to rot in cold conditions. Deadhead faded polyanthus flower stems throughout the flowering period to encourage more blooms to be produced.

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.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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  1. A real winner.

    By Marjorie Kellington 24-02-2014

    These are a real winner. I love the colours, each stem reminds me of a miniature blazing torch. I've planted them throughout the borders among snowdrops and pansy Matrix, where they all compliment each other. I've also got some planted in baskets with pansy Plentifall, the two make a lovely combination with the Firecracker standing up in the middle and the pansies tumbling down the outside of the basket. When the plants in the baskets have finished flowering I'll plant them in a shady corner and replant them in baskets later on in the year, ready for another display to look forward to next year. Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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