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Shortia soldanelloides var. ilicifolia

Fringebells

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite centred pink
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Shortia soldanelloides var. ilicifolia (Fringebells). An evergreen, clump-forming perennial with rounded, toothed, mid green leaves. Small, bell-shaped, pendent, white flowers with pink centres are borne in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Japan

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will need a deeply shady spot with humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division or from rooted runners.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slugs and snails outdoors, aphids under glass.

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