|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, Argentina
A massive pale yellow floral display of upright spikes, bearing many individual starry blooms, lasting for several weeks during May and June. Its uniquely colored flowers are pale yellow, stained with a deeper golden hue, with delicate stripes along the length of each petal, giving a richness to their color that sets them apart from other yellow-flowered species. When large clumps are in full flower, with multitudes of flower spikes, it makes for an arresting sight.
The fine flowering display is complemented by its stiff blades of grey-green leaves, which look great throughout the season. Slowly spreading to form an easily controlled clump, they create a natural-looking colony. Rambling amongst taller plants, they can fulfill an important role in planting compositions, making a convincingly wild-looking understory (where ‘solid’ communities of plants are desired), in full compositions amongst taller, slender species such as cordylines and yuccas that do not cast too much shade.
An adaptable evergreen perennial, it looks at home in most styles, particularly suiting Mediterranean gardens. It thrives in dry sandy soil and full sun and the stiffly upright iris-like foliage and erect flower spikes add to the spiky effect. It is easy to grow in pots and is undemanding, happy in coastal conditions in full sun or light shade.
Mature height and spread after 1 – 2 years 80cm x 50cm