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Sollya heterophylla 'Ultra Blue'

Sollya fusiformis, Bluebell Creeper

Half-hardy Shrub

What is Half-Hardy Shrub?

Unusual evergreen climber ideal for planting into pots

Profusion of beautiful bell shaped flowers all summer

Superb patio climber or conservatory specimen plant

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Sollya heterophylla 'Ultra Blue' boasts darker blue flowers than it parent species, and a denser, more branching habit. This unusual twining climber flowers profusely from early summer to September; it’s nodding blooms standing out against the narrow, evergreen foliage.

Bluebell Creepers are half hardy climbers, best grown in a patio container that can be moved to a frost free position during the cold winter months. Alternatively, grow it year round in a warm conservatory where it makes an eye catching specimen plant. Height: 2m (6', 6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 200cm (79in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Shrub

conservatorygreenhousepatiowalls and fences

full sundappled shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 7 Litre Potted Plant (Trellis) (KH0073)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KH0072)
2 x 9cm Potted Plants (KB2764)
1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KB1939)

The Bluebell Creeper is half hardy and requires a minimum temperature of -5°C (23°F), so it is best grown over an obelisk in a patio container that can be moved indoors for the winter. Alternatively grow it in a warm conservatory or heated greenhouse. Pot up Sollya plants into containers of loam based compost such as John Innes No.2.

In very mild areas, try growing Sollya heterophylla outdoors where it looks superb twining through shrubs or against sheltered walls and fences. Plant in rich fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade.

From May to October move containers of Sollya heterophylla outdoors to a sheltered sunny position. Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Before the first frosts, return Bluebell Creeper plants to a bright warm greenhouse or conservatory for the winter and water sparingly until spring. In spring, cut back the flowered shoots to 2-4 buds from the main sideshoots.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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