|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||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.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from Mediterranean and E. Asia
Evergreen, slowly spreading, carpet forming perennial with glossy deep green, heart shaped leaves on wiry stems, with a conspicuous bronze flush when young. Produces bright yellow flowers up to 2.5cm across, like tiny orchids. A handsome and indispensable weed suppressing ground cover plant in a shady border, associating well with hostas, and ferns and providing valuable winter interest.
Cut back dead and damaged leaves in early spring before new season’s growth and flowers emerge.
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in shade/part shade. Will tolerate dry soil once established.
Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 40cm x 40cm
Mature height and spread after 5 – 6 years 40cm x 80cm
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