Rich, velvety black-red coloured fimbriata-type blooms with unusual spiky flowers. Flowers July-September. Height 90-100cm (3'-3'4"). Fimbriata type.
Hardiness:0 to -5 degrees
Aftercare - Easy:False
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Prefers Full Sun:True
Grows in Sun or Shade:True
Half Hardy Perennial:True
If planting is not to take place
immediately on receipt, remove from the bag
and store in moist peat. For early flowering,
start the tubers in pots or boxes of compost
in a greenhouse or frame, at a temperature of
13ºC (55ºF) during March and April. Harden
off, ready for planting outdoors in late May/
early June when the danger of frost has passed.
Alternatively, plant directly outdoors during May,
with the top of the tubers about 7.5cm (3") deep
and 50-90cm (2.5-3') apart, but be prepared to
give protection against frost. In autumn lift, dry
and store the tubers for winter, in dry peat, or
sand, in a cool frost free place.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Grows well in sun or shade.
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