|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 S. Europe, Balkans, Turkey.
Silver/green bushy mounds of foliage and large, brilliant lime green flowers with conspicuous black centres make this a must-have plant for Mediterranean and coastal planting schemes. It brings an impressive show to the tricky lower levels of planting compositions, with a continual cycle of display; as its long-lasting flowering stems mature and become lax, they can be removed to reveal a new flush of healthy bright silvery leaves emerging in a tightly compact mound.
The flowers begin to emerge in late spring as the stems and foliage start to gain height, forming tightly bunched clusters at the tips of the stems. They are a brilliant, intense lime green at first, assuming more golden tones as they mature and open to reveal their dark black centres, attracting many different pollinators. To maximize this variety’s stunning colors, try planting it among species with darker foliage like Phormium ‘Black Velvet’, ‘Back in Black’, and Ophiopogon planiscapus nigrescense, the ‘Black Mondo Grass’.
Easy to grow in all soil types and in pots, preferring sandy well-drained conditions in full sun.
Height and spread after 2 – 5 years 75cm x 75cm.