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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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.

Further Reading....

  • 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
  • Full sun
  • 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

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Commonly known as: Pigroot, Rush lily, Satin flower.
Evergreen perennial with lance-shaped iris-like leaves and stems of pale yellow flowers
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

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