We have grown this beautiful hardy annual for the past couple of years as it has received such positive comments from our visitors. At its peak it is covered with stunning crimson flowers which flower for three to four months if deadheaded regularly.
As it reaches around 90cm high it often requires support in the form of staking. Despite its delicate nature as a cut flower it will last around 10 days in a vase.
Its other super quality is that it can be eaten and will look super on a salad! Plant in full sun and water well - pick up your plant today from the Mill shop at £4.00 each.
Teucrium x Lucidrys
We get lots of comments on the hedging which surrounds our lavender bushes. It is a small perennial shrub which, if left to flower, produces small spikes of pink which are lovely for attracting bees and butterflies.
The flowers last from July through to September. On-site we use ours as an alternative to box hedging, keeping it clipped and compact. This gets trimmed a couple of times a year but if left it would reach 40cm in height with a spread of around 50cm.
It is an extremely drought tolerant plant and will even tolerate gravel garden conditions but prefers a position in full sun. If you would like to use this as a hedge allow about 9cm between plants to ensure a compact finish.
We have propagated some of these stunning plants on site which can be found at the Mill shop for sale.