Common Name: Indian shot
Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant
|Hardiness: Half-Hardy||Height: 1.50 m (150 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.50 m (50 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Orange|
|Foliage Colour: Bronze, Green, Red, Orange||Flowering Period: June to September|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
Showy bright orange gladiolus-like flowers shoot up (Jun-Sep) above large tropical-looking foliage.
- Garden care: Avoid planting out young plants until all risk of frost has passed. Water regularly during the growing season, applying a phosphorus-rich liquid fertiliser each month. In frost-prone areas lift the rhizomes in autumn and store in a frost-free environment in barely-moist compost or leaf mould.
Indian shot (syn. Praetoria)