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PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetLight to deep magenta
HeightTo 1m (3ft)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialVigorous, cormous perennial. Linear leaves 10-70cm (4-28in) long. Spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped flowers 5cm (2in) across
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowKnown as Jacks or Whistling Jacks in Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and Devon. Spreads freely from cormlets.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould(Botrytis).Place of originSpain, northwestern Africa, Italy (Sicily).
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- 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
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
to 1m (3ft)