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Morina longifolia has showy spires of pink trumpets, held elegantly above handsome, neat, serrated foliage clumps.
Fresh citrus scent
And the towers of trumpets, as well as the foliage, have a fresh citrus scent.
Morina longifolia also has a pleasingly long blooming season, from mid-spring, through summer and autumn, until winter.
While the handsome foliage clump remains evergreen and interesting all year round with the serrated leaves arranged in formal, arching clumps.
Prized stems for florists
Then finally after the long blooming, the tall stems with seed pods are particularly attractive, and prized by florists for dried winter arrangements.
A buzz for bees
Bees also prize the nectar-rich trumpets of blooms. And are constantly abuzz working the trumpets for right through the long blooming season.
Though the plant is actually pollinated by moths, who also love the trumpet blooms.
Tough, easy, low maintenance evergreen
Morina longifolia is an evergreen, hardy perennial.
So it is a tough, easy grower, and a low maintenance plant demanding very little attention.
Appreciates some sand or gravel soils
It does however enjoy well drained soils, and some sand or gravel in the soil.
As well as some good tucker to nurture those beautiful flower towers.
So give some compost and fertilizer too.
Robustly frost hardy
Plant Morina longifolia in Sun to 1/2 Shade positions.
Where you will find it robustly frost hardy, and able to withstand temperatures down to at least -15C.
And able to withstand periods of less watering, particularly if it has some compost or mulch.
60cm. High in towers of elegant flowers x 60cm. Wide clump of decorative, formal serrated foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Suits beginners & gardening with kids
Sow Morina longifolia seeds indoors in spring or autumn.
First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then gently pat the seeds to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
And cover only lightly with sieved mix, grit or vermiculite, as these seeds need light to germinate.
Now stand the punnet in a shallow water bath and allow the moisture to percolate to the surface of the mix from below.
Now place the punnet in a warm, well-lit position (not in any direct sun).
And continue to keep moist by misting from a spray water-bottle.
Covering the punnet with a clear plastic lid or bag also helps to maintain consistent moisture.
Temperatures around 17-20°C. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.
And you can use a heat mat if you have one, but it is not essential as these seeds are willing germinators.
Seeds germinate in approx 14-28 days.
But patience – do not discard the punnet – some seeds may come later.
Seed Count: 8 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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