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Espeletia argentea - BSWJ14322

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It was wonderful to see a new species to us after three hours of hard track driving into the páramo from the outskirts of Bogota. At a lower elevation than most of our journey at 3,100m, we came across huge silver balls of congested narrow sword-shaped leaves with very long slender long branched inflorescences which would have held smallish yellow rayed flowers earlier in the year. This was growing within a gregarious colony mixed in with small shrubs, grasses and other perennials. We have had some success growing these outdoors in a well drained, but moisture retentive soil that is well lit, but does not get excessively hot in summer, although it was -15C that killed them off after many years.

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Asteraceae) Espeletia argentea BSWJ14322
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Yellow Summer, autumn medium
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Humus rich well drained Part shade, Sun Evergreen grey Colombia
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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