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Luzula sylvatica ex Tatra Mtns

Luzula sylvatica ex Tatra Mtns
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Family:  Juncaceae
Main Season:  All Year
Flower Colour:  Brown
Leaf Colour:  Green
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Pot Size:  9cm

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A fine form collected by the late Michael Wickenden in Slovakia with a neat habit and fairly broad, bright evergreen foliage and golden brown flowers in spring to 45cm. Shade, even quite dry.

Although it's hard to say exactly what makes this clone better than normal, it always looks neat, tidy and presentable making a good fresh green groundcover under the Betula tianschanica in our display garden where the soil is dry and rooty.

Normally found growing under deciduous trees in the woodland of Europe, it's not particularly common in the UK but does look spectacular dripping it's way down steep, cliff-like, wooded slopes in the west.

Doesn't seem fussy as to soil, though probably usually on acid soil in nature it is not bothered in our garden by alkaline soil.