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DeciduousSpirally arranged lance-shaped mid-green leaves 10-14cm (4-5½in) long
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Tuberous, hairy perennial. Produces flowers in axillary and terminal cymes 4-5cm (1½-2in) across followed by spindle-shaped fruit 9-13cm (3½-5in) long on nodding stalks
Hardy - average winterHardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
May cause skin allergy or irritantHaving skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant. Butterflies and bees. Not as sappy as other varieties.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originEastern and southern North America.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilPrefers loamy soil.
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendly
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