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20% off Hardy Shrubs
20% off Exotic, half-hardy plants and succulents

Cantua buxifolia 'Alba'

Common Name: Sacred Flower of the Incas
Plant Family: Polemoniaceae
Plant Type: Half-Hardy Shrub


Tender shrub from South America with beautiful pendent, white and yellow flowers in summer. It naturally has a scrambling habit with long stems which may need some support. Best grown against a wall where it can be tied in. Prune lightly after flowering and feed during growing season. Needs a large pot to flower well. Should take a touch of frost but doesn't like excessive wet so really best over-wintered under cover in all but the mildest of gardens

POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  9 cm
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy to minus 5 deg. C
Position/Situation:  Sheltered Wall
Planting Style:  Exotic
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Green
Habit/Shape:  Arching
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil PH:  No preference

Availability:  

4 in stock  

4 in stock

Price:  £5.20
List Price:  £6.50
Saving Of:  £1.30 (20%)
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20% off exotics, half hardy and succulents!


Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.