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Thapsia maxima - BSWJ12989

Pot Size: 2 litre (deep)
Price: £12.00
Only seen in their seeding state by ourselves, in the mountains of Andalucia southern Spain in the summer of 2013/4. Growing in close proximity to pines and cactus on a steep rocky hillside, indicating the growing conditions required to satisfy this plant. By which time the 2-3 × pinnate, heavily lobed and toothed basal leaves were dormant. Although recorded as attaining 2.5m in height where this seed was collected in harsh exposed conditions they were only around 1m tall, although we have since seen some much further inland that were 2m tall. All the same the seed heads or large umbells were impressive around 30cm across with around 25 radiating stems with umbells of translucent winged seed, the result of the yellow flowers born May-June. Easily grown in very well drained gritty soils in

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Family Generic Species/Variety Collection Number
(Apiaceae) Thapsia maxima BSWJ12989
Group Colour Blooms Size
Perennial Yellow Spring, summer large
Soil Type Shade Foliage Origin
Very well drained Sun Deciduous bold South Europe
Scented Ornamental Berries / Fruit
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