As the former part of this plant's common name suggests, the Cape Primrose originates from South Africa. The latter is a reference to their foliage, which look like primrose leaves - however, just to confuse you, they have no relation to the primrose. This mixed variety will inject some colour and vibrancy to an outdoor space. Expect to see them bloom from spring though to autumn.
The Streptocarpus really is a versatile plant, and can be grown in borders, flowerbeds and patio containers, and even inside as a houseplant.
In their natural habit, the Streptocarpus grows on rocky hillsides and are often in dappled light conditions. To see them thrive in your garden, position somewhere with part sunlight and part shade. Always deadhead the Streptocarpus as this will encourage flower production.
Please note colour of plant may vary.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W12cm x H30cm
Hardiness: Half hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like the sun, but I'm okay with a bit of shade
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Jo's Top Tip
Sometimes the ends of the leaves on the Streptocarpus go yellow at the end of autumn. No need to panic however, as this is normal and this plant's way of conserving energy for the winter.