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EvergreenRosette-forming, densely grey-white-woolly perennial with broadly lance-shaped, mainly basal leaves 15cm(6in) to, sometimes, 60cm (24in) long.
HeightTo 2m (6½ft)
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Produces branching stems from the second or third year which form a candelabra shape. These produce panicles to 75cm (30in) or more of clustered flowers 3cm (1¼in) across.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insects. Birds take seeds in winter. Dies after flowering but self seedsPests & DiseasesMoth caterpillars, figwort weevil, powdery mildewPlace of originGreece
Soil ConditionsNeutral to alkaline soilWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soilGrows taller in fertile soil and may need support
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendlyRabbit Resistant
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to 2m (6½ft)