A very attractive and unusual garden plant from Southern Africa. The Cancer Bush grows into a small soft wooded shrub, with grey/green silvery leaves and striking orange/red flowers in spring to early summer. The flowers mature into papery pods which look good in flower arrangements.
The Cancer Bush prefers full sun and will tolerate all soil types. It is drought tolerant once established and will grow quickly to about 50-100cm in height. It looks good in borders, containers and in a larger herb garden. Although described as frost tolerant, this plant needs protecting in colder parts of the UK with a mulch around the roots in winter or growing in pots and bringing indoors.
Pack of 20 seeds. Sow in spring to autumn. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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