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DeciduousProduces 11-20 broadly to narrowly ovate leaflets to 20cm (8in) long
Brown or black
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
TuberousTuberous perennial. Produces a spathe 10-20cm (4-8in) long in summer, forming below a solitary leaf, followed by a large cluster of red berries.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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 FeaturesPests & DiseasesSlugs, vine weevils.Place of originEastern Himalayas to China.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilMulch in winter. Do not allow dormant tubers to dry out.Neutral to acid soil
Toxic - Category CHarmful if eaten(People & Pets)Skin & eye irritant(People & Pets)
- 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