This is a rarely seen annual in British gardens…which seems odd as it’s drop dead gorgeous and a piece of cake to grow.
It’s not just the wonderful velvety, trumpet flowers that smother the whole plant in profusion but you will see it has a lime green five pointed star in its centre…this is a very ‘wow’ flower. It even looks fantastic when it goes to seed and produces heaps of lantern like pods.
It’s a bushy number growing to up to a metre in well composted soil…
…and it lasts up to ten days as a cut flower.
Oh…and one last thing…it’s a tetraploid…yes…I knew that would clinch the deal.
100ish seeds in a pack
Sow Malope ‘Vulcan’ seeds in March undercover or mid April outside.
Malope trifida ‘Vulcan’