Notcutts launches Norfolk-bred double-flowered hibiscus

A hibiscus bred in Norfolk will be on sale exclusively at Notcutts Garden Centres this month.

Stuart Andrews - image: Notcutts
Stuart Andrews - image: Notcutts

Hibiscus ‘Starburst Chiffon’, has double flowers that can grow up to 10 centimetres in size. The flowers have a soft pink centre surrounded by pale pink petals, each with deep pink lines which seem to ‘bleed’ from the centre outwards.

Bred in Norfolk by Dr Roderick Woods, the new hibiscus plant produces flowers from July through to September, and can grow into a shrub with an average height of 175 centimetres. The plant is low maintenance, can survive in temperatures as low as -25 degrees centigrade.

Notcutts plant buyer Stuart Andrews said: "We’re very proud to offer customers an exclusive launch for the stunning Starburst Chiffon Hibiscus. We stock a wide range of plants at all our garden centres year-round, but it’s particularly exciting when we can provide gardeners with something extra-special.

"The Starburst Chiffon hibiscus is a truly unique and beautiful plant that will add a ‘wow factor’ to any outdoor space. Also, as Hibiscus are hardy and flower late in the season, it will keep your garden looking bright and colourful until early autumn."

Customers are invited to visit their local Notcutts Garden Centre to take a look at the new Hibiscus Starburst Chiffon. The exclusive plant is available to buy in all 18 Notcutts centres from July 2017.

Boomkwekerij Ronald Roos, which is supplying Notcutts, and Hochberg Nurseries are growing the plant, which is managed by Plantipp and was showcased at Plantarium this year.

Gardening Express also has the plant available in-store at its Essex garden centre and online.

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