|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 China, Korea and Japan
Striking green leaves, up to 30cm across, splashed with bold cream markings follow on from the curious ground-hugging pink/white flowers, heralding the end of winter. This eye-catching perennial will grow quite happily in shade or in sun if the soil is very moist. It tends to spread but at a satisfying, rather than alarming rate, giving dazzling, lush ground cover. Plant with Rheums and red Acers for interplay and contrast.
Grow in moist soil in sun or shade. Leaves may scorch in sun in dry soils.
Height and spread after 1 – 2 years 40cm x 30cm
Semi-mature height and spread after 3 – 4 years 40cm x 1m