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Commonly known as Bear's breeches
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White - pure white with purple bracts.
Height - 1.5m (5ft)
Spread - 60-90cm (24-36in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - variable, clump forming perennial. Narrowly oblong-ovate, arching, dark-green leaves to 1m (39in) long. Produces tubular, 2-lipped flowers 3.5-5cm (1½-2in) long
Hardy - average winter - Hardy 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)
Additional Features - Architectural interest -
Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
Place of origin - Italy to western Turkey.
Flower Shape - Spikes - - to 1m (39in) tall
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Tolerates all -
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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