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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- Common names can be easy to remember but confusing when talking about plants on a wordlwide basis. For example, the common name 'Bluebell' is used to describe plants in the Campanula genus. It is also used for plants in the genera Penstemon (North America), Hyacinthoides (Europe), Endymion (Asia), Polemonium, Mertensia and Wahlenbergia (Australia). That is why it is much safer to use the scientific name (if you can remember it!).
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