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Gomphostigma virgatum

Common Name: Otter Bush

Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae

Gomphostigma virgatum
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Price:  £6.00
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Availability:  

  

10 in stock

Quantity or Pot size (see 'Pot Sizes' tab below):  9 cm pot


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/ Situation:  Exposed or Coastal Gardens
Sun/ Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Planting Style:  low maintenance
Season of Interest:  All year round
Flower Colour:  White
Leaf Colour:  Silver
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Deer & Rabbit Resistant Plants
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus


Buddleja relative from South Africa where it grows alongside rivers with its roots at the water's edge. It is an evergreen, shrubby perennial with narrow grey leaves & small fragrant white flowers from mid summer to autumn. Moist, well drained soil in full sun. It flowers on the current season's growth so prune back in early spring to keep compact and tidy


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10    

 

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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.