Large clusters of saucer-shaped flowers with white, pink, green, primrose, mauve or smoky purple flowers, plain or attractively patterned with spots. The large leathery-looking, evergreen foliage may die down in a cold winter, but fresh new growth appears just ahead of the flowers, in time to give them a leafy background. Plants hybridise freely and self seed gently; the resulting mongrels are worth growing particularly if the parents were from selected strains with outstanding flowers - you can get some good free plants in this way.
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Mixed
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: September to November
Flowering period: February to April
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