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Commonly known as Montbretia
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Height - 60-75cm (24-30in)
Spread - 8cm (3in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming cormous perennial. Mid-green leaves
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - red spider mites occasionally
Place of origin - South Africa. Garden origin. UK. Alan Bloom, Bressingham Nurseries, Norfolk.
Flower Shape - Spikes - - freely branching spikes of funnel-shaped flowers 5-8cm (2-3in) in 2 rows
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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