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Laurentia 'Avant-Garde Dark Blue' F1 HybridIsotomaSolenopsis axillaris

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Add scent and colour to your summer displays

Long season of repeat flowering for constant colour

Larger flowers for bigger impact in border and containers

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Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

patioalpine & rockery

full sun

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Sowing Months Flowering Months

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Description
‘Avant-Garde’ is our ever-expanding, awarding winning series of stunning Laurentia with inbuilt F1 vigour for the best possible garden performance. 'Dark Blue' is the latest colour to join the range, developed to fill containers, baskets and flower pouches with constant colour right through summer! Each shade has the same uniform, vigorous plant habit and scented blooms in abundance over a long flowering season. Exquisite five petalled, starry blooms against rich green foliage light up any part of the garden in pots or front of border. Height and Spread: 25-30cm (10-12in).


1 packet (50 laurentia seeds) (KB9355)

Sowing

Sow Laurentia seed on the surface of a good quality seed compost from January to March. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet. Place in a propagator at 15-21C (59-70F) or seal in a clear polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them into 8cm (3”) pots and grow on in cooler conditions at 10C (50F).

When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days and transplant them into their final positions in container, beds and borders. Plant Laurentia in full sun in any moist, well drained soil.

How to Grow
Begonia plugs can be planted straight into flower pouches but are best potted on first and grown on in bright, frost-free conditions if they are to be displayed in baskets, window boxes, pots and beds. Begonia plants can be transplanted into their final containers once they have increased in size. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before placing them in their final positions. Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from strong winds.
More Info
Feed and water begonia plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new begonia flower buds to drop. Deadhead faded begonia flowers regularly to extend the flowering period and encourage more blooms to be produced.
Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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