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Commonly known as American cowslip, Shooting star
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Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - lilac pink
Height - 40cm (16in)
Spread - 25cm (10in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - variable, clump-forming perennial. Ovate, toothed, pale to mid green leaves to 25cm (10in) long. Produces umbels of up to 15 cyclamen-like flowers 1.5-2cm (½-¾in) long on strong stems.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - - becomes dormant in summer after flowering. Good for a woodland or rock garden.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
Place of origin - eastern North America.
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Spring -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich. Requires moist soil during growing period.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- 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