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WACHENDORFIA thyrsiflora

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
£14.50 each

  • Evergreen - arching, broadly linear, pleated, veined basal leaves to 1m (3ft) long.
  • Yellow
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • 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.
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