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DeciduousLeaves 15-20cm (6-8in) long. Each leaf has 2 pairs of inversely heart-shaped leaflets to 4cm (1½in) across
PurpleShades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Woody-based perennial
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
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)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be grown in a container and moved outside in summer.Pests & DiseasesSlugs, snails.Place of originMountains of Mexico and the Andes.
Flower ShapeRacemes3-10 pea-like flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across
Garden Location/ConditionsPatio / pot plantsSuitable for small gardens
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
(see photos above)
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilMulch in winter in frost-prone sites.
- 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