|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 Mexico.
The stunning spikes of fleshy-looking silver and yellow leaves bear one of the most outrageous flowers to be seen in Mediterranean-style planting schemes, emerging as huge, up 2m long spikes with fat artichoke-like tips, in a deep cerise pink colour. As the spike matures small side branches develop bearing abundant tubular pink, orange and green flowers. The slowly spreading clumps of rosettes may produce several spectacular flowers in one season.
Easy to grow in free-draining soil in full sun, in southern, coastal and sheltered gardens.
Foliage height and spread after 3 – 5 years 80cm x 80cm
Flower spikes add another 1m or more to the height of the plant.
|Height after 10 years
|Season of interest