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Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Heart-shaped to rounded, toothed, bright-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long.
Spread30cm (12in) or more.
Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennialRhizomatous perennial. Produces flowers 2cm (¾in) or more across with spurs to 5mm (¼in) 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)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowThe edible flowers are used in confectionery. Wildlife plant. Bees, flies. Ants are particularly attracted to outgrowths on the seeds and so aid dispersal.Medicinal propertiesUsed, generally, as a sedative.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails. aphids, red spider mites. Leaf spot, possibly mosaic viruses, rust and powdery mildewPlace of originWestern and southern Europe - widely naturalised.
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
- 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
30cm (12in) or more.