Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:05
I noticed that it's best to wear gloves when handling it, my wife keeps it in check, cutting it from the steps every year, the first time she cut it back she came out in a rash, so it's sap must be an irritant. It's quite hardy and never loses it's colour.
An old chap, since died, got it from a friend and planted it in his garden, or I did as I was his gardener. When he died, I took anything worthwhile taking. The new owners of his house were extending the drive so anything in way was being obliterated. Shame.
So I inherited this plant, it never seems to seed but I'm sure it must. I'd love to give folk cuttings but they never seem to take, I could root off the mother but posting would be difficult.
If you're willing to try and grow from cuttings, I can send to anyone who'd like a bit.
Just email me with your address and I'll send a bit for nothing.