Physocarpus opulifolius Lady in Red - Ninebark Diabolo - Plant in 9cm Pot
Most Physocarpus originate in North America, Mexico and North East Asia however P. Lady in Red is a product of intensive breeding and does not occur in the wild. A truly striking plant to give contrast or a bold statement to almost any location. Densely produced three lobed deep purple leaves, one of the deepest of the Physocarpus, are a statement by themselves, however they also make the perfect contrast for the masses of corymbs of pink, flowers that are produced for a large part of the summer. These in turn are followed by attractive brown berries. Will survive in most locations except heavy shade and on thin chalky soils. At its best in fertile moist locations. Can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot or container. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality, preferably ericaceous, compost. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. Please go to our online shop to view more culitvars with different colour leaves.