CATS OFF PLANTS - SCAREDY CAT PLANTS - Coleus canina hybrid X 3 Starter Plants. Plants despatched from May onwards as they need frost protection and prefer good light levels to grow quick.
Plant breeders have been working for many years and have experimented with over 300 plants to produce this ultimate deterrent! - CATS OFF! SCAREDY CAT PLANT! Cats, foxes and squirrels will avoid the area around this Pee-off plant as it is affectionately known. This attractive plant has excellent foliage and small, attractive spikes of blue flowers in the summer. The plant shows very good tolerance to drought and cool temperatures, but protect the plant from frost damage. The plant releases a stench that our furry intruders, with their incredible powers of scent, can't stand when they get too close. Thankfully it only smells to the human nose when the foliage is touched! Could this be the solution to your feline intruder problems you've been looking for?
Our experience in growing this plant has also identified its benefits in controlling unwanted flying garden pests namely greenfly and whitefly and we have tested this alongside commercial crops which are prone to these infestation attacks - Petunia Surfinia, Million Bells, Sweet Peas, Tomatoes to name a few and in each trial the results have been the same and the unwanted insects have avoided the area, so even if you don't have a cat problem it could also provide an organic pest control for your valuable plants!
Plants need to be established before the smell is released and when growing on they prefer to be in slightly drier than wet compost and protected from frost damage.
pot size: 7cm square
foliage colour: striking grey-green foliage
height when flowering: 25cm
flower colour: blue
flowering period: Aug to Oct
position: sun or partial shade
best planted: garden or patio tubs so you can move around
feed: weekly with your baskets and tubs
3 X 7cm square pot grown starter plants. Grow quick at this time of year and the larger the plants the better they work as they release a stronger smell to help keep them away. Protect plants from frost damage. Plants despatched from late-march onwards.
Postage on this product is FREE