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Cardiandra formosana (Cardiandra)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cardiandra formosana

Other names

Cardiandra

Genus

Cardiandra Cardiandra

Species

C. formosana - C. formosana is an erect, clump-forming, deciduous perennial or subshrub with oblong to lance-shaped, hairy, dark green leaves and branching red or pink stems bearing flat clusters of lacecap-like, pink and purple flowers in late summer.


Cardiandra formosana is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cardiandra formosana (Cardiandra) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, acid soil in full or partial shade. Protect from strong, cold winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cardiandra formosana

Other names

Cardiandra

Genus

Cardiandra Cardiandra

Species

C. formosana - C. formosana is an erect, clump-forming, deciduous perennial or subshrub with oblong to lance-shaped, hairy, dark green leaves and branching red or pink stems bearing flat clusters of lacecap-like, pink and purple flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cardiandra formosana (Cardiandra) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in deep, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, acid soil in full or partial shade. Protect from strong, cold winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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