Apparently inspired by majestic thunderclouds seen rolling across the skies over Oregon during a summer storm, these enormous deep rose flower heads look stunning against the uniquely coloured stout grey green foliage. Long flowering, attracting bees and butterflies from summer through to autumn. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height 75cm (30"). Spread 60cm (24"). Hardy perennial.
Flower Colour Purple, Red
Other Bees And Butterflies, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, NEW This Year, Rare or Unusual
Hardiness Hardy Perennial
Delivery June onwards
Flowering Time Autumn, Summer
Aspect Full Sun
Spread 60cm (24")
Height 75cm (30")
Well drained soil
Sun or partial shade
Not suitable for cutting
August and September
Attractive to bees and butterflies. Flowerheads can be left on during winter adding texture to your border. In February and March cut back and apply a generous mulch around the base of the plant. Propagate by division or by softwood cuttings from spring to mid summer. All parts may cause mild stomach upset if ingested, contact with sap may irritate existing skin allergies.
All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.
Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower. Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F) Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)
Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.
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