Blue Lace Shade Collection

Our number one favourite shade container last summer. It looked marvellous all summer and autumn. More
9cm plant and seedling collection 511295-8 £22.50

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Our number one favourite shade container last summer. This mini campanula has saucer flowers above lacy fern athyrium leaves. It looked marvellous all summer and autumn.

This collection contains:
  • 5 seedlings of Browallia speciosa 'Blue Bells'
  • 3 x 9cm plants of Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Metallicum'
Type Hardy Perennial, Tender Perennial
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 25-45cm (10-18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out after the risk of frosts. These will work well in a container or pot in a sunny position. Water well in the first two weeks, to prevent the plants from drying out.
Care Tips Water well until established, mulch in spring with a layer of compost or bark chippings.
Flowering July - October
Harvesting Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Blue Lace Shade Collection reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Catherine

Healthy plants delivered well packaged. The blue-flowered plants rapidly outgrew the ferns to the point you can barely see the ferns. Flowering plants grew very tall quickly and flopped. Not sure that these work too well in a pot together. Wish there had been some advice on maintenance - should I have cut back the flowering plants or provided support for them?

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

A bit on the small side well packed for delivery

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara M West

Browalia hasn't done well but the ferns are a lovely colour for a shady pot.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Valerie

The blue plant has been bblooming beautifully for a long time. However, they are so tall, I can’t see the ferns underneath .