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Commonly known as Montbretia
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Height - 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 8cm (3in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - robust, clump-forming cormous perennial. Pleated, mid-green leaves 60-100cm (2-3ft) long
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
Flower Shape - Spikes - - upward-facing flowers 5cm (2in) across in arching, usually unbranched spikes
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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