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Commonly known as Masterwort, Melancholy gentleman
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Deciduous - deeply 3- to 7-lobed, toothed, basal leaves 8-15cm (3-6in) long
White - greenish white
Height - 30-90cm (12-36in)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump-forming perennial. Produces flowers in umbels 2-3cm (¾-1¼in) across surrounded by green-tinged, or occasionally pink-tinged, bracts.
Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
Pests & Diseases - slugs, aphids, powdery mildew.
Place of origin - central and eastern Europe.
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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