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Incarvillea mairei

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple, yellow, pink, red
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Incarvillea mairei. This species of perennial has basal rosettes of pinnate dark green leaves with 4-7 ovate to oblong toothed leaflets. The flowers will bloom in the summer with racemes of trumpet shaped yellow throated purple blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial

Origin

Himalayas to S.W.China

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and borders.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Protect crowns with bracken or compost in winter.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be attacked by slugs.

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