|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
A vigorous, ground covering, evergreen perennial with heart-shaped mid-green leaves, copper/red when young, green in summer and burnished copper again in autumn. Produces sprays of lemon yellow flowers on wiry stems, held above the foliage in spring. Excellent plant for year round interest in a woodland border, combining well with hostas, ferns and arisaemas.
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 20cm x 30cm
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 30cm x 50cm
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