Gardening Scotland - Crug Farm Plants launches Crusea coccinea

Crug Farm Plants launched Crusea coccinea BSWJ 10254 at the show.

The plant is from a family seldom seen as hardy. The low-growing creeping woodlander has fresh, green small-ribbed leaves on slender-rooting reddish stems and bears bright-red long trumpet flowers in axillary clusters for months during the summer.

It was gathered from the high mountain forests of Oaxaca in southern Mexico in 2004 by Crug owners Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones. Price is £7.50 mail order from www.crug-farm.co.uk.


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