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Member of the pineapple family producing patches of bright colour in autumn.
Genus of one species of stemless or short-stemmed, evergreen, serophytic, terrestrial or epiphytic perennials (bromeliads) from coastal and central areas in Chile.
Is naturalised in the UK.
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
Additional Features - Good to know - attractive plants for desert garden, rock garden or raised bed, or by a sunny wall.
Pests & Diseases - greenfly while flowering.
Place of origin - Chile
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - protect from too much wet in winter
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