Pot Size: 3 litre
Description: From one of our annual trips to Italy where this hybrid has been cultivated for a long time. Considered to be a species initially described in 1854 as R. microglossum, but revised by Peter Yeo in 1966 as a hybrid. Arising from creeping rhizomatous drought tolerant roots, with sometimes arching stems to around 60 cm tall, all depending on growing conditions. Bearing up to 19 ‘leaves’ (cladodes or flattened stems) to 14cm long by 4.5cm wide obovate-lanceolate with sharp tips. Bearing either above or below the cladode a small cluster of white and purple female (males not known) flowers opening in succession, all subtended by narrow bracts only 2.5-3mm wide with no more than 3-4 veins. Followed when pollinated (by another species) by plump bright red fruit to 11mm wide. Best grown in shade.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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