A nice species with long glossy, dark green basal leaves and long narrow spikes of small reddish-brown flowers in late summer and early autumn. It is perennial but may be short-lived. Jul-Sep, H60cm S40cm.
Prefers sun or partial shade and ideally in a moist, humus-rich soil but will grow almost anywhere as long as it is not too wet or very dry. Cut down to the ground after flowering to encourage further flowers from side shoots.
Caution: irritant to skin and eyes, toxic if eaten.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.