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DeciduousBroad, fern-like leaves, emerging bronze
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violetLight mauve
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialCompact, clump-forming rhizomatous perennial
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 FeaturesGood to knowFlowerheads can be left for winter interestPests & DiseasesPowdery mildew and leaf spot possibly.Place of originGarden origin. UK. 1965. Blooms Nurseries, Bressingham, Norfolk
Flower ShapePaniclesOpen, drooping panicles of densely packed flowers
Garden Location/ConditionsBog gardenPatio / pot plantsRockery (inc alpine)
Soil ConditionsWet or boggy soilMoist, humus-rich boggy site . For drier areas, grow in shade. Avoid chalk and clay.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
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- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
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