This is my monster, which started life as three small plants. I’m on heavy clay and it seems to thrive.Firetail is the one to get, my specimen came from a compost heap 7 years ago. It started life as just a single strand/stem with one small lance of flowers obviously with tiny bit of the rhyzome/crown.
Now it has turned into this monster and has spurned several other plants by simply dividing the crown with a spade in Jan/ Feb. Cut all of the plant back to the crown late Dec or in Jan and divide, it needs no special treatment and grows on any soil simply sit it on the surface and press it in to the ground.
Bees were on it by 07.30 this morning.
I planted it on the front corner since it has grown and now encroaches on the door opening and nearly touches the privet hedge by the bin.
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