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Fascicularia bicolor


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  • Unusual addition for rockeries and containers
  • Metallic blue flowers
  • Rosettes of silver-green and scarlet red leaves
This eye-catching exotic Bromeliad makes an extraordinary sight in rockeries, alpine gardens and containers. Fascicularia forms spiky rosettes of linear, silver-green and scarlet red leaves with a central boss of astonishing metallic blue flowers. Surprisingly, this Chilean native is hardy to -5C (23F) when grown in very free draining soils, but will appreciate cloche protection during winter as it resents cold, wet conditions. Alternatively, grow Fascicularia bicolour in a pot that can be moved to a dry, frost free position over winter. Supplied in 13cm pot. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 100cm (39").

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Perennial

alpine & rockerycoastal gardenexotic garden

full sun

Flowering Months

2 fascicularia plants in 13cm pot (V13503)

Grow Bromeliads in poor, sharply drained soil in full sun. In free draining soils, Fascicularia tolerates short periods down to -5C (23F). However, these plants particularly resent cold, wet soils. In areas where cold, wet winters are common, it is best grown in a container that can be moved to a frost free greenhouse or conservatory during the winter months.
Water regularly during the growing season and feed once a month with a nitrogen rich fertiliser. During the winter months, reduce watering to keep the compost just moist, but never wet as Bromeliads particularly resent cold, wet soils. Increase watering again, when plants start into growth again in late spring.

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