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botanical name:
Colquhounia coccinea
Colquhounia coccinea © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: orange
stem/bark: buff
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -6°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Large, tapering, rough-textured, woolly grey-green aromatic leaves with clusters of scarlet-orange tubular flowers at the tips of the stems in late summer.

cultivation:
Best in a sunny sheltered position, but reputed to tolerate some shade from nearby tree foliage which might also offer some protection. Not happy in cold areas.

propagation:
From cuttings.

other notes:
From the Himalayas and West China.

The genus is named after Robert Colquhounia, a patron of the Calcutta Botanic Garden in the early 1800's.
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