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Commonly known as Pigroot, Rush lily, Satin flower
Grassy-leaved plants in the iris family. Several species in the eastern USA are threatened or endangered.
Genus of about 140 species of annuals and rhizomatous perennials, some semi-evergreen. They are native to North and South America although some are widely naturalised elsewhere. They thrive in habitats ranging from mountainous areas to meadows and coastal sands.
Deciduous - to semi evergreen
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals and rhizomatous perennials
Additional Features - Good to know - sword-shaped leaves in fans with flower colours of blue, yellow, mauve and white.
Pests & Diseases - root rot outside - aphids and red spider mite in greenhouse
Place of origin - North and South America. Widely naturalised elsewhere.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - resents winter wet.
Neutral to alkaline soil
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - 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