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Chlidanthus fragrans

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow

Description

Chlidanthus fragrans. A stalked perennial ornamental clump from Peru. Mid green, linear leaves grow to 30cm, and they turn yellow in autumn. Umbels carry sweetly fragrant golden-yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

Cut flowers

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Plant in the open in spring and after flowering. If necessary, lift and dry off for winter.

Propagation

Bulbs should be kept fairly dry after leaves die back in late summer. Propagate from seed or offset bulbs in spring.

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