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Scaredy Cat Plant

Coleus canina

Half-hardy Perennial

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Discourage feline intruders with the scented foliage of Coleus canina - Cats and Dogs hate the smell! Luckily it is not offensive to humans. The neat grey green leaves and small pale blue flowers make this an attractive addition to borders too. At its most effective when grown in full sun, the scardy cat plant (as it is also known) is undemanding and surprisingly drought tolerant. Height: 45cm (18"). Supplied as 40mm plug plants.

Ideal For:
scented gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
sun or semi shade
    • 5 scaredy cat plug plants

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    • £9.99 £4.99
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    • 10 scaredy cat plug plants

    • Less than 75p per plant  
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    • £14.98 £7.49
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Pot up plug plants into 9cm pots and grow them on in warm frost free conditions for transplanting into borders and containers later on.
Acclimatise Scaredy Cat plants to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days after all risk of frost has passed. Plant in any well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Feed and water plants regularly.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Scardy cat plants

    By Jacqueline Morville 27-02-2015

    I planed these around the Garden in 2014 works well, will these plants re grow again this year.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am so pleased to hear of your success with your plants, Scardy Cat plants are Perennials so they will spring back to life once Spring is here. In the meantime, I hope we can continue to be of service. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

  2. Scardy cat plants

    By kenneth Norton 13-11-2014

    I planted 10 of these round my garden March 2014 we seem to have more cats in the garden.I found one fouling just 50 cm away from one of the plants yesterday for a while I thought the fouling was a fox but then I found a cat doing it

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care team on, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this further for you. "

    Natalie - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team

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