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Streptocarpus 'Albatross'

cape primrose

Eventual height & spread

Streptocarpus 'Albatross'

cape primrose

  • available to order from spring
  • 2+1 Free plug plants
  • £23.98 £19.18
  • available to order from spring
  • 1 plug plant
  • £11.99 £9.59
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  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil or fibre-based compost if grown indoors
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to October
  • Hardiness: tender (will need to be overwintered indoors, or in a shaded greenhouse)

    The glowing white flowers, which usually appear non-stop over several months, are accentuated by a soft, lemon-yellow eye. They really stand out against the backdrop of rich green foliage, and could be cut and added to fresh flower arrangements. A strong-growing plant, it would be a great option if you are just starting to grow these wonderful plants.

  • Home care: Throughout the growing season, keep them quite well watered, but as they are sensitive to overwatering, allow the compost to get a little dry in between; during this time they should also be fed with a high potash fertiliser. Remove spent flowers as they fade and trim back any old leaves that are past their best. Overwinter on a south or west-facing windowsill and water less often. Repot each spring into a slightly larger, shallow pot filled with fibre-based compost. They can also be used as summer bedding - grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade.

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