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Commonly known as Red root
A tall-growing, clump-forming rhizomatous perennial from South Africa with arching leaves and panicles of star-shaped yellow flowers
Evergreen - arching, broadly linear, pleated, veined basal leaves to 1m (3ft) long.
Height - to 1.2m (4ft)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
Tuberous - clump-forming tuberous perennial with furry red roots and tubers. Produces dense panicles of flowers to 3cm (1¼in) across.
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 - Pests & Diseases - slugs, snails
Place of origin - South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape, Eastern Cape)
Flower Shape - Star-shaped
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 - under glass grow in loam based compost (JI No. 2) with additional sharp sand and peat or leafmould
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - reliably moist.
Wachendorfia thrysiflora - Growing Guide
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Max/Min Digital Thermometer
Thermometer which displays current temperature in the centre, with Max above and min below. Suitable for use outdoors or in the greenhouse / conservatory. With batteries included