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New Fuchsias for 2016!

We have several Fuchsias that are new to Babyplants for Spring 2016. Jack Shahan is a trailing fuchsia with pink sepals and a pink single corolla. Jack Shahan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award...

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10 Brand New Varieties for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 brand new varieties for 2016! Bacopa Double Lavender has lovely pale purple double flowers on a backdrop of green foliage. Bacopa spreads as well as trails, giving you full hanging...

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Non-flowering plug plants

When planning your summer planting, it is often easy to overlook non-flowering plug plants in favour of more colourful blooms.  But in many ways non-flowering plants are essential to mixed tubs and baskets.  We have a...

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Echinacea Purpurea Papallo® Classic Rose Plug Plant

Price: £1.25

COLOUR: Pink flowers

HEIGHT/ SPREAD: Can grow up to 50cm

IDEAL FOR: Garden borders or open woodland

FLOWERING PERIOD: July - September

PLANTING POSITION: Full sun but will tolerate some shade

HARDINESS: Hardy Perennial

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3.5cm rootball

DISPATCH: March - May

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New to Babyplants for 2017! Also known as 'coneflower', this lovely perennial will bloom in late summer with large, cone shaped flowers.

These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot using a good quality multipurpose compost, and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  Even though this plant is a hardy perennial, it still needs to be protected from frost until established.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your perennial plants can go out in the garden.  Feed them with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.