Fascicularia bicolor (is a frost hardy perennial evergreen plant with blue flowers in mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers low levels of water. It has high drought tolerance. )
Fascicularia bicolor grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 8.5 (alkaline ranges from 8.1 to 8.5). It is adapted to chalk, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a plant has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.4m / 1.3ft and spread of 0.4m / 1.3ft. It can take 4-5 years to reach its ultimate height.
It has green leaves, but the new growth is red. The texture can be described as spiky.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
Architectural, attractive foliage, borders, city courtyard garden, conservatory, container plant, cottage informal garden, drought resistant, gravel and rock garden.
Chile.-9°C / 15.8F to 4-5 years 0.4m / 1.3ft 0.4m / 1.3ft
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|Specific epithet ?||bicolor|
|Crimson Bromeliad (Ireland)|
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