Pot Size: 7.5 litre
Description: A selected form from the best looking specimen of this subspecies we could find on our way back from the Singalila Ridge in 2013 at 2,250m. The centre of its distribution is in the Darjeeling area of the Himalayas, where it is commonly seen forming sizeable shrubs with age, clothed in the typical large (30-40 cm) paddle-shaped softly hairy leaves on distinctly long red petioles. Only starting to open the substantial inflorescences of purple-blue flowers in October, but lasting into December (a trait that the impostors cannot perform). Best grown with some shelter from strong winds in a moisture retentive, but drained soil in sun to light shade.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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