Strobilanthes - pewter plant

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Cousin to the dark-leaved goldfussia, this strobilanthes gives you bronze-silver foliage when new, maturing to deep green.  It loves sunny locations, where the new leaf colour is brighter. The leaf colour is thanks to a soft furry covering on each leaf, which also acts as a sunscreen for the plant.

bronze leaves:  Tatters  silver leaves:  Forest & Kim Starrcropped to size.


We love pewter plant for its soft silver-bronze colours, soft-to-touch furry leaves

Strobilanthes gossypinus - pewter plant

APPEARANCE : Silver-bronze-green foliage, lighter on new leaves which are covered in fine hairs; mature leaves are deep green. Herbaceous shrub with mounded shape. Gossypium is the botanic name for cotton, referring to the cotton-wool downy leaf.
USE IN:  Feature planting, contrast foliage plant, container plant.
CLIMATE : Frost free location, full sun for best leaf colour
LOCATION: Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter and not over wet. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal added at the time of planting.
CARE: Mulch and water well, prune and fertilise in spring to promote healthy growth. Lightly prune all over if needed to shape the plant.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  1 m H x 1.5 m W.
YOUR PLANTS These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
In Stock in 8-12 weeks