Epacris Pan Pipes - fuchsia heath
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Like rows of long Christmas hats for tiny elf-santas, these native shrubs are unmistakable in full flower - which is midwinter when our gardens need a shot of bright colour. You can see why they get their common names of fuchsia heath - a heather with fuchsia flowers - and cigarette flower (filter tip, naturally).
Epacris longiflora x reclinata 'Pan Pipes'APPEARANCE: Compact native shrub with tiny pointed leaves and long tubular bright pink-red flowers with white lips which appear from autumn to spring.
USE IN: Native gardens, mixed beds, wildlife gardens.
LOCATION: Part shade or dappled shade is best; flowers for longer with some protection from hot sun. It likes free-draining sandy soil with regular water. Mulch and water on a regular basis, until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Frost tolerant.
CARE: Prune after flowering to shape and encourage fresh growth. Fertilise using a slow release fertiliser for natives after flowering to encourage healthy growth. Add a winter mulch to plants in exposed locations.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 80 cm H x 80 cm W.
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.
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