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Herbaceous Perennial

Glaucidium palmatum

palmate glaucidium

a rhizomatous perennial to 45cm in height, forming a clump of broad, deeply lobed, light green leaves to 20cm in width; solitary, terminal, pale lavender flowers 6-8cm in width

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Ranunculaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Glaucidium are slow-growing, rhizomatous herbaceous perennials with rounded, palmately-lobed leaves and large, poppy-like mauve or white flowers in late spring and early summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
C & N Japan

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a humus rich, leafy soil with protection from cold drying winds. Dislikes high temperatures and thrives in cool, moist climates

Propagation

Propagate by seed by seed sown in spring in containers in an open cold frame or by careful division of mature clumps in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Slugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free

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