Amethyst and Ruby Container Collection

A marvellous doorstep or large living table centre pot, in jewel-like colours and velvet textures. More
15 rooted cuttings 190548-15 £24.95 Delivery early April
When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 
9 x 9cm pots 190548-9 £33.50 Delivery mid May
When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 
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A marvellous doorstep or large living table centre pot, in jewel-like colours and velvet textures. Exceptionally long-flowering even without deadheading - highly recommended.

This collection includes 5 rooted cuttings, or 3 x 9cm pots each of:
  • Calibrachoa 'Cabaret 'Red'
  • Cuphea llavea 'Torpedo'
  • Verbena x 'Showboat Dark Violet'
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in), Trailing 30cm (12in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in spring after risk of frosts.
Care Tips Dead head regularly to prolong flowering.
Flowering June - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Creating beautiful summer flower containers

Sarah discusses her favourite varieties to grow together for colourful containers throughout the summer months.

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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery. 

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Amethyst and Ruby Container Collection reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Gail

The plants arrived very carefully packaged and in perfect condition.
I am not really the gardener in the family (my husband is), although I love our garden and feel lucky to have a garden especially at this time, but watching these little plants grow has given me such pleasure. The first little bud appeared yesterday (Monday 20/4)!

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Rosemary

Beautiful quality sweet peas, came on time ready for planting, with tips. Still damp, and Excellent quality

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Sarah

Plants always arrive in good condition. Always kept informed - good customer help line despite all the current difficulties - what else could you ask for?

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mrs South

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

I bought this collection last year and they were absolutely stunning. However this year although the plants were well packaged, only the verbena thrived. The root systems of the calibrachoa and cuphea Ilavea just seemed to disintegrate.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Very expensive - not worht the money

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Robert

really good display, strong healthy plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Colleen

Good strong plants but have not flowered much. Picture in catelogue miss leading. Would not purchase again

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jackie

Verbena were great but the calibrachoa seem to have died/disappeared and the other red flower is disappointing in terms of the amount of colour that it gives. Not a patch on the wonderful calibrachoa that I had last year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mark

Disappointing as from your photographs seemed to have plenty of height, which mine do not have. Not the bold colourful display expected

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

A good display of colour.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sara-Jane

My pots have never looked better. Even in this hest. Lots of compliments and I have recommended SR plants to everyone.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Stanbury

a great collection still flowering profusely

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Deirdre

They have grown so far as expected

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Reviewed 23rd November 2018 by Christine

The collection arrived on time and in good condition. It grew well and flowered through out the summer.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Doria

The container collection delivered on its promise, beautiful flowers which lasted throughout.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Julia

Described as Amethyst and Ruby Container Collection, my plants were white and red.
Nothing like the photograph on-line or in the catalogue, and certainly not a colour choice I would have made.
I sent photography to you and you refunded the full value of my purchase, which was extremely generous, and so the subject was resolved to my complete satisfaction. Thank you.
Have rated this purchase as a 4 out of 5 because this order was completely trouble free.

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Reviewed 17th November 2018 by Marshall

The plants arrived in good order, I transplanted them in to large pots asap and they have flowered brilliantly all summer.

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Janet

These were flowering all summer long

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Barbara

I can't remember too many details! All started well but some became a little leggy which I think was my fault and the weather! It is a bit late in the year to ask me about spring orders!

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Margaret

Excellent service and amazing plants

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Krista

The balance wasn't right. The cigar-flowered plant swamped the others, especially the verbena which was almost rendered invisible. Nice colours but as a collection it didn't work in our large pot. Good quality plants.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Norma

Excellent plants, some of them are still flowering

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Rachel

I bought the Amethyst & Ruby Container back in April 2018 after seeing it in either Prima or Good Housekeeping (5 rooted cuttings of each: Calibrachoa 'Cabaret 'Red', Cuphea llavea 'Torpedo' and Verbena 'Showboat Dark Violet'). They took really quickly and have flowered all summer long, even in the heat we had, and the Torpedo is still flowering - very happy!

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Chris

Very good display. The Cuphea flowered very well but tended to overshadow the other two.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by April

Wow, this has been flowering all summer long - and is still going! Despite the heat and my neglect it soon perks up with a can of water and carries on. It's been a great pot selection and I'll go for something similar next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Alison

5 plants of the collection died. I have discussed this previously by email.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Gaynor

No problems and look good all summer

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Reviewed 18th September 2018 by Dorothea

Well packed and the plants are blooming marvellous!

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Sue

great show all summer and still going strong

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Lucy

These performed very poorly this summer they gave very little show and were a disappointing mix of colours.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your collection and have left you a credit for them to use against your next order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 11th September 2018 by Ann

Good products. Hardly enough for this hot summer- 35degrees day after day in the south west facing garden

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Joan

Everything survived this hot summer, all were as good as last year, especially the cosmos

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Michele

They are beautiful and still flowering now. And the bees love them

Another disappointment

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Reviewed 23rd July 2018 by Andrew Hawkins-Kennedy

Grew well to start off with then terrible black fly. Used them as hanging baskets, my worst ever very annoying verification too!