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Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Mid-green leaves to 30cm (12in) long
OrangeRed buds opening orange
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Rosette-forming perennial. Produces 5-7 whorls of 5 to many salverform flowers 2cm (¾in) across
Very hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Partial shadeWill tolerate full sun if soil remains moist.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowThrives in consistently moist soil at bog edges and near streams and water. Not suitable for standing in waterPests & DiseasesAphids, red spider mite, vine weevils, slugs, viruses, grey mould(Botrytis).Place of originChina (northwestern Yunnan, southern Sichuan). Introduced to UK by George Forrest in 1906.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilNeutral to acid soilRequires deep, humus-rich soil.Wet or boggy soil
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