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  • Good to know - sizes vary from dwarf to gigantic. Large forms are excellent architectural plants. named by Linnaeus after Norwegian Bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus.
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    Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.

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    Place of Origin - southern Africa, Australasia, South America.

Delivery Information

Delivery Information

Now is our busy spring period - orders are being packed 6 days a week, however please remember it may be 10 days before you RECEIVE your plants.

Orders can also be collected in person from our Nurseries, or some of our shows - just tell us during the checkout process.

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Hardiness Rating

Fully hardy to Frost hardy - Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (50°F) but possibly only to -5°C (23°F)

Plant Type

Herbaceous - rhizomatous or evergreen perennials

Preferred Location

Full Sun
Full Sun - shelter from cold drying winds. Protect crowns of larger species in frost prone areas.

Soil Conditions

Wet or boggy soil - or deep, permanently moist, humus- rich soil.


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A dwarf carpet forming species from S.America
£10.00 each
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The more boggy the conditions the larger the giant, umbrella-shaped leaves.
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3+£10.00 each

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