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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

Estimated delivery between 31 January and 06 February 2015. Subject to all plants being in stock

Please note that orders will normally be despatched within 5 - 10 working days from receipt except in the busy Spring season when it may take up to 15 working days from receipt until despatch.

Regretfully we are not currently exporting any more orders out of the UK until the end of January 2015, or later, depending on the weather.

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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