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Sheena’s Plant of the Month for October: Schizostylis coccinea


Such an exotic-looking plant but very hardy, reliable and so easy to lift and divide; I think every garden should have a clump of these plants. They make good cut flowers and the narrow, sword-shaped leaves are attractive all year round, making it ideal for a mixed border. It works well with other late flowering perennials, such as asters, sedums and rudbeckias. I lift and divide my clump every other year with great success – a good one for sharing with gardening friends!

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Image by Frank Kovalchek, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

 

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