|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 Chile
An easy to grow bromeliad that forms clumping rosettes of silver/green, thin, lance-shaped spiny leaves. Late in summer the rosettes begin to flatten and open. The inner leaves become bright red and a cluster of kingfisher blue flowers is formed in the centre making a stunning and unusual display of colour. It is native to the snowy hillsides of Chile and has proved hardy in the UK.
Usually seen in gardens planted in full sun amongst yuccas and other succulents, it grows equally well in shade.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 20cm x 25cm
Mature height and spread after 4 – 5 years 30cm x 80cm
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