Height x Spread: 50cm x 50cm
Highly valued for its exotic spring display of intense lime-green bracts with red tints, striking maroon stems and greenish-purple evergreen foliage, 'Blackbird' is a very useful multi-seasonal plant.
Needing a sunny site in free-draining soil to thrive, try it at the front of a raised bed or planter to provide colourful winter structure and a foil for bright red or green spring flowers, before putting on its own sparkling show from May through June. Tough and hardy throughout most of the UK, it makes an attractive choice for planting up banks and slopes too.
Beware, its sap is a harmful skin irritant.
Available for Mail Order from April - August