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Commonly known as Alumroot, Coral bells, Coral flower
Colourful groundcover, good for cut-flowers and attractive to bees.
Has a habit of rising out of the ground so lift and replant or divide after 3 years.
Genus of about 55 species of evergreen and semi-evergreen perennials from woodland and rocky sites in North America, chiefly the Rocky Mountains, with a few from Mexico.
Evergreen - rounded to heart-shaped leaves.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - mound- or clump-forming perennials with woody rootstocks. Grown for their attractive foliage, especially the darker coloured varieties.
Additional Features - Good to know - flowers are good for cutting. Mulch annually as the rootstock pushes upwards. Wildlife plant - bees.
Pests & Diseases - vine weevil, leaf eelworms
Place of origin - North America, mainly Rocky Mountains.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - with moisture
Neutral soil preferred
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant
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