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Commonly known as Poor knight's lily
A perennial herb with bright green sword-like leaves similar to an iris. A long stem emerges from the centre of the clump of leaves bearing a callistemon-like flower with masses of coral-red stamens tipped with yellow anthers
Height - 1m (3ft)
Spread - 1m (3ft)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - flower clusters begin growing vertically then horizontally.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - excellent for container planting. Flowers more quickly if rootbound. Is said to take up to 15 years to flower.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails.
Place of origin - New Zealand (Poor Knights Island)
Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.