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11/10/2013 at 18:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32329.jpg?width=306&height=350&mode=max

I have this plant growing in my garden but have no idea what it is. Can anyone help me identify it please?

11/10/2013 at 18:49

that looks like one of those bromelliads, might have spelt that incorrectly. You need to get that out of the garden and protected for winter

11/10/2013 at 18:51

I agrre. Some sort of tender bromeliad. Bring it into the warm for winter.

11/10/2013 at 19:08
Fascicularia bicolor

Found this good link apparently hardy to -10 but haven't seen it get through a winter

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/3315977/How-to-grow-Fascicularia-bicolor.html

11/10/2013 at 20:11

http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/discussion/inthegarden/Hardiness+of+Fascicularia+bicolor/31/

14/10/2013 at 08:22

Thank you very much for your helpful responses.

 

It has actually managed to survive 4 winters but this is the first year it has actaully flowered. As such, I am not sure if I should take it inside or cover it up for the winter. Suggestions very welcome. 

14/10/2013 at 08:51

It is Fascicularia bicolor, hardy in well draining soil. If it has survived 4 winters so far than I would leave it totally alone as it seems happy where it is TBH.

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