FASCICULARIA bicolor

A native of Chile which forms a dense clump of spiky grey-greenish evergreen leaves. The central leaves form a rich crimson rosette and tubular sky-blue flowers appear from the centre. A spectacular plant which prefers a warm sheltered position in a rock garden or well drained situation.
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FASCICULARIA bicolor

 
  • Evergreen
    Spiny-toothed, rigid leaves 50cm (20in) long.
  • Blue
  • Height
    45-60cm (18-24in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • 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.
    Terrestrial bromeliad. Dense corymbs of flowers 4cm (1½in) long surrounded by ivory-white bracts.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases - greenfly while flowering.
  • Place of origin
    Chile
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Rockery (inc alpine)
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil - protect from too much wet in winter.
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45-60cm (18-24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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