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Leycesteria formosa - 2016


By Andrewr

Leycesteria formosa - 2016 (Leycesteria formosa)

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I noticed this plant in Gc and was tempted. Is it easy to grow, Andrew?

14 Aug, 2016


Yes, very easy. It's better to find someone else who grows it as they always have a few seedlings.

14 Aug, 2016


Thank you. I will look around but I've never seen it around in the gardens. So far.

14 Aug, 2016


You could be the first and then recoup the cost by selling seedlings from yours then :-)

15 Aug, 2016


We don't grow this one any more because of the seedlings....but we do grow the yellow...... which has never thrown any up as yet!!

15 Aug, 2016


I will try it (if I can still find it) it is listed as deer resistant.

15 Aug, 2016


DD - I found the yellow (leycesteria crocothyrsos) disappointing. Flowers too small for the size of the plant to make much impact.

15 Aug, 2016


Now that is strange they are quite large here......not sure if it is still flowering......will check and put on a pic....

17 Aug, 2016

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