Acnistus australis seeds(Lochroma australis) – (Blue Angel’s Trumpet, Bush bells)

$5.00

A pretty shrub which can be trained as a tree or used in a container. It has very attractive hanging blue flowers shaped like small bells. The fruit is poisonous.

Description

This plant from Argentina grows to a multi-stemmed shrub or can be shaped to a small tree and will reach about 1.8 metres. It has very pretty long blooming blue bells about 5 – 8 cm long in clusters, which look much like small brugmansia flowers. It can be pruned hard in early spring if it becomes leggy. It can be used to great advantage in a container. Small birds love the flowers, but beware the fruit is poisonous and on no account should you eat it.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blue Angel's Trumpet, Bush Bells

Family

Solanaceae

Maximum Height

1.8 metres

Number of seeds in packet

approx 20