Often when we think of gardening we overlook the small plants, but they can often be the plants that make the whole garden look a showpiece. Cupheas are small border plants, which really highlight gardens, hedges and rockeries and are used by many professional landscapers for stunning garden effects.

Cupheas or “coopheas” as some pronounce them, are a quick growing and hardy small shrub. They grow to about 30cm high and are low maintenance. These plants have multitudes of petite flowers ranging in colour from pink, purple or white.

POSITION
Cupheas will take full sun or part shade. Cupheas are ideal as borders in front of hedges or used in rockery gardens.

SOIL PREPARATION
Prepare gardens with Searles® Real Organic Compost and water well. Once established, you can reduce watering to weekly.

FERTILISING
When fertilising, apply fortnightly with Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food. This will maintain healthy plant growth and keep a fuller looking plant which is essential for their use.

PRUNING
Cupheas can be pruned regularly to keep them looking nice and compact. In fact, with regular clipping, they retain a lovely full shape.
So for stunning cupheas:

• Prepare garden with Searles® Real Compost
• Fertilise with Searles Flourish® Soluble Plant Food fortnightly
For a superb border plant, Cupheas make a great selection for just about any garden.


Happy Gardening with Searles from the Searle family.

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