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Genus of about 400 species of fibrous- or fleshy-rooted annuals and biennials, and tuberous or rhizomatous perennials. Most are herbaceous, a few evergreen. They occur in a variety of habitats, with many from woodland or rocky, mountain sites mostly in northern temperate regions.
Some are sun loving, some prefer shade and some require a period of dry summer dormancy.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - finely-divided, fern-like leaves and tubular flowers.
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - slugs and snails
Place of origin - woodland and rocky, mountain sites in northern temperate regions.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video