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Commonly known as American cowslip, Shooting star
Genus of 14 species of perennials mostly found in damp grassland or high alpine meadows in North America.
Pollinated by bees which grasp the petals and, by buzzing their wings, dislodge the pollen.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - leaves in basal rosettes. Pendent, cyclamen-like flowers on arching stems. Petals are acutely reflexed, displaying long, pointed styles.
Additional Features - Good to know - a damp grassland subject. Good for woodland or rock garden.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
Place of origin - North America
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich - emphasis on moist soil in growing period.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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