Pot Size: 1.5 litre
Description: From one of our annual trips to Italy where this hybrid has been cultivated since Roman times. Considered to be a species initially described in 1854 as R. microglossum, but revised by Peter Yeo in 1966 as a hybrid. Arising from creeping rhizomatous drought tolerant roots, with depending on growing conditions, arching stems to 60 cm. Bearing up to 19 ‘leaves’ (cladodes/flattened stems) to 14cm long by 4.5cm wide obovate-lanceolate with long tips. Bearing either above or below the cladode a small cluster of white and purple female (males unknown) flowers opening in succession, all subtended by narrow bracts only 2.5-3mm wide with no more than 3-4 veins. Followed when pollinated (by a species) by plump bright red fruit to 11mm wide. Best grown in shade that does not waterlog.
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