Striking orange upright flowering stems. The height and size of flowers varies from 20cm up to almost 100cm, depending on the soil and moisture available in the year. A good companion plant, increasing resistance to disease and reinforcing the flavour and scent of the plants it grows alongside.
Tolerant of limestone and alkaline conditions, it adapts easily to all soils, even very clayey ones. It supports root competition from trees, which makes it a good ground cover near the base of trees and shrubs.
Spreading by rhizomes to form a dense ground cover, which can be used as an alternative to grass for moderately trodden areas. If you use it as an alternative to grass, you need to mow it two or three times in spring and early summer, to keep the carpet nice and close.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.