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Commonly known as Sword lily, Whistling Jacks
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Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - light to deep magenta
Height - to 1m (3ft)
Spread - 8cm (3in)
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - vigorous, cormous perennial. Linear leaves 10-70cm (4-28in) long. Spikes of up to 20 funnel-shaped flowers 5cm (2in) across
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
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 - - known as Jacks or Whistling Jacks in Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and Devon. Spreads freely from cormlets.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, thrips, aphids, grey mould(Botrytis).
Place of origin - Spain, northwestern Africa, Italy (Sicily).
Flower Shape - Spikes -
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Spring -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
- 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
to 1m (3ft)