Soft Lavender Collection

I would not have gone near this colour combination 4 or 5 years ago, but now I love its smoky softness, and the mix of shapes; vertical spikes breaking through the airy frothiness. More
10 seedlings 511477-10 £13.95 Delivery early April
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20 seedlings 511477-20 £24.95 Delivery early April
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I would not have gone near this colour combination 4 or 5 years ago, but now I love its smoky softness, and the mix of shapes; vertical spikes breaking through airy frothiness. All these are also long-lasting in a vase. (Also in the Nero vase here is Gladiolus ‘Bimbo’).

This collection contains 5 or 10 seedlings each of:
Genus Antirrhinum, Panicum
Group/Species capillare, majus
Variety Potomac Lavender F1, Sparkling Fountain
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Snapdragon, Witch Grass
Border Position Back, Container, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60-100cm (2-3ft)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Half-hardy annuals will require protection until after the last frosts when they can be planted outside. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before moving to their final position. Choose a spot in full sun or light shade, ideally with moist but well-drained soil. Prepare the final planting area well by adding plenty of organic matter (such as Orgro or home-made compost) and forking it through your topsoil. You want soil with a fine tilth (or texture). Water plants well or soak for 20 minutes in a bucket or wheelbarrow of water if they look dry. Mark out your planting positions with empty plant pots, leaving plenty of space for plants to spread. Dig holes deep and wide enough so that the roots are covered and the crown (or base) of the plant is level with the soil surface. Backfill around each plant and firm the soil gently. You should be able to tug gently on the leaves without the plant lifting out of the ground. Water them in well and water again, with a flood, not a sprinkle, every 5-7 days (if no rain), to encourage roots to be drawn down deep. For containers use as large a container as possible as this won't dry out so quickly and will require less watering. As a general guide we recommend 9-10 plants to a 40cm (16in) diameter container.
Flowering June - October (or until the first frosts)
Vase Life Flower production: 4-5 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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