‘Crown of Thorns’
USES: Strong and continual flower display. Does well as an accent shrub, en masse, as a low hedge, container plant, in roof gardens and rock gardens, in pots and containers.
SIZE: Grows 60-90cm tall with a 50-60cm spread.
LOCATION: Full sun and reflected heat. Does well in both desert areas and coastal areas with some protection from direct sea wind. Sap my cause dermatitis to those with sensitive skin.
SOIL: Best in an organically enriched fertile soil with a pH 6.6 – 8.5, neutral to alkaline.
FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 14:14:14 NPK every four months.
WATER: Keep soil moist. Moderately drought tolerant for short periods only. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.