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Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous perennial with a massive rootstock and thick leaf stalks. Broadly ovate to rounded, palmately 3-9 lobed, coarsely toothed, dark green leaves to 90cm (36in) long. Produces tiny flowers in panicles to 2m (6½ft) long
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesMedicinal propertiesUsed in treating appetite loss and as a laxative.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, crown rotPlace of originNorthwestern China, northeastern Tibet.
Garden Location/ConditionsBog garden
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Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich. Mulch with well-rotted organic matter in early spring.Wet or boggy 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