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HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Bulbous perennial. Semi-erect, strap-shaped leaves 30-50cm (12-20in) long.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)
Full sunIn a sheltered border or at the base of a warm wall. Mulch in severe winters.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowUnusual racemes of flowers with a tuft of leafy bracts at the top, similar to those of a pineapplePests & DiseasesSlugs.Place of originSouth Africa
Flower ShapeRacemesTo 15cm (6in) tallStar-shaped
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plants
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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