Astelia nivicola 'Red Devil' 

Astelia nivicola 'Red Devil'

2838

£ 5,49 tax incl.


Availability : Available

Container: 1 litre pot

Hardiness zone: zone 8-10

Height: 30 to 50cm

Plant spacing: 40 cm

Description:

A mini phormium for shady beds

Astelia nivicola 'Red Devil' is an herbaceous perennial native to New Zealand (South Island) and belongs to the Asteliaceae family. It looks rather like a mini phormium with dark red, lance-like leaves highlighted in silver.

It grows to a maximum height of 40 - 50 cm and is useful in a shady border to enhance and contrast with round-leaved varieties such as the heucheras or the pink flowering Epimedium leptorrhizum, Primula 'Quaker Bonnet', Convallaria majalis 'Rosea' or Astrantia 'Roma'.

As it keeps its leaves in winter, it can be very effective all year round in a pot with Heuchera 'Sugar Plum' + Astelia nivicola 'Red Devil' + Primula 'Quaker Bonnet'.

In a temperate, maritime climate grow in light, humus-rich soil, which is well drained in winter (enriched with ericaceous or good horticultural compost). Grow in a shaded spot or with morning sun.

Hardiness: 6°C

Maintenance: trim damaged leaves at the end of the winter.

Cultivation and Propagation
Soil type:good garden soil, light, sandy soils, humus rich
Culture advice:Well-drained soil with coarse sand, Keep dry during the winter, Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost
Aspect:shade, partial shade
Special maintenance:Remove faded leaves (comb), Winter protection
Multiplication Tips:Division in early spring
Garden tips:
Garden value:attractive foliage, semi evergreen / evergreen
Garden style:seaside garden, rock garden, modern garden, garden undergrowth, cottage garden, japanese garden style
Landscape interest:raised bed, mixed-border, pot and container, gravel garden, alpine rockery
Position:front of the border, edge of the path
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