Border Pack Mix & Match ‘Purple Rain’ - Plant

Mix & Match ‘Purple Rain’
Border Pack Mix & Match ‘Purple Rain’

Flowering garden plants from April through to September

Because of the pretty heart-shaped leaves and the long-lasting flowers our gardening experts chose the Great Forget-me-not (Brunnera macrophylla) and the Wallflower (Erysimum). The fresh blue of the Brunnera flowers and the striking purples on the Erysimum just go so well together! Mix & Match ‘Purple Rain’ is perfect together in a big group in any border.
Cheerful Brunner macrophylla is already flowering in April-May with small sky blue flowers. The prettily marked, silvery foliage on this garden plant continues well into the autumn, still looking very decorative. The slender, evergreen foliage of the beautiful Erysimum flourishes from May to August bearing bright purple flowers. As a surprising extra, both of these plants return every year again in the spring!
These hardy perennials will easily fill more than half a square metre so are good for a large planter or a small border. Order more packs for a bigger border. Plant Great Forget-me-not and wallflower in part shade – although a mostly shadowed corner of the garden will also suffice.
These plants need nice nutritious soil and fertilising occasionally will encourage an even more abundant flowering.
This lovely pack of border plants contains:
  • Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost’, delivered in a Ø 7 cm nursery pot - 3 plants.
  • Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, delivered in a Ø 9 cm nursery pot - 3 plants.
 
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Planting and flowering details
  • Planting
  • Plant these plants in the garden as soon as possible upon receipt. If the roots appear dry, soak the pot with the plant in a bucket of lukewarm water. Make sure the bed is weed free and improve poor soil with a good mix of compost and organic fertiliser pellets and mix well together. Plant the plants approximately 25 cm apart. Scoop out a large hole using a gardening trowel and loosen the soil. Remove the plant from its pot and plant at the correct depth (the top of the roots should be at soil level). Don't forget that loose soil will sink a little so be sure not to plant anything too high or it will dry out. Heel well in and water generously right away.
     
    Tip!
    In autumn plant daffodil 'Popeye' bulbs with Mix & Match 'Purple Rain' perennials for even more colour in spring. Blue and purple shades go wonderful together with the daffodils!
    Colourful garden plants, also on the patio!
    Brunnera macrophylla and Erysimum will bring you just as much colour and cheer in a large planter on the patio/decking. Try them together in a grey coloured planter. The exceptional look of the purple and blue together with the grey is spectacular to say the least.
    Layer the base of your planter with potsherds, then some potting compost and perhaps a few scatterings of slow release fertiliser pellets which will help your plants flourish. Mix the plants together in the pot, fill up with more potting compost and press well in. Water immediately.
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  • Care
  • Don't allow the plants in the border to dry out. Once they're well established they will become more drought tolerant than they were when first planted. When it's really warm and dry, they will appreciate a little extra water. Keep your border free of weeds to allow the plants more room to grow and give a monthly feed of a fertiliser for flowering plants from March to July.
    The border mix in the winter
    These are all fundamentally hardy perennials but of course always more frost sensitive if potted up. If yours are in (large )planters, it's always a good idea to stand them a bit more sheltered over the winter. If the weather is very severe, indoors in the shed would be best.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name   Mix & Match ‘Purple Rain’
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Color Purple
    Light preference partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Flowering period April - September
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