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- Good to know - attractive to insects.
- Pests & Diseases - snails, aphids, leaf spot, black rot.
- Place of Origin - Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia.
- Hardy - cold Winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/nothern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
- Height - in metres - 30cm (12in)
- Spread - in metres - 45cm (18in)
- Evergreen - leathery, dark-green basal leaves 5-20cm (2-8in) long have 7-9 oblong leaflets.
- Herbaceous - clump-forming, hairless perennial. Flowers 4.5-8cm (1¾-3in) across appear on purple-marked stems.
- Partial Shade - or dappled shade
- Neutral to Alkaline Soil
- Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
- May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
- Flower Shape - Saucer-shaped