|Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.
|10 to 15C+
|Indoor / Outdoor
|Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot
|5 to 10C
|Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.
|1 to 5C
|Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.
|-5 to 1C
|Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.
|-10 to -5C
|May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.
|-15 to -10C+
|Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.
|-20 to -15C
|Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.
|-20C & Colder
|Very Hardy / Hardy
|in the severest European climates.
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Originating from Europe to Siberia.
Diminutively lush and abundant, kidney-shaped leaves slowly spread to form carpets of evergreen, dark, glossy green foliage. It’s ideally suited for growing in elevated positions, allowing for a close-up view where the flowers can be seen.
The neat foliage is perfect for woodland and oriental gardens. It loves to grow around stones where its spreading rhizomatous roots can spread in cool, damp conditions, making the perfect ground covering foil for Acer palmatum ‘Garnet’, Arailia elata ‘Variegata’ or pines such as the dwarf Japanese Black Pine, Pinus thunbergii ‘Banshosho’.
In spring, it produces one of the most unique flowers that can be grown in the UK. Hairy stems bear three calyces, initially dark green and maturing to a nearly black shade of maroon. Nestling mostly under the leaves but peeking out in spaces between them, demanding closer inspection.
Easy to grow in most soil types and in pots, thriving in dappled or deep shade.
Height and spread after 2-5 years 10cm x 50cm.