What’s to like
It’s not only that the flowers are a beautiful shape and colour that make this plant so
wonderful. It is also the stridently pure and simple strap leaves along with the tear shaped flower buds. They bring such joy that when I am Prime Minister I shall pass a law that every sunny garden should have at least one in it.
What’s not to like
Snails hide in their leaves. It’s the perfect place to shelter and multiply. The leaves are
usually left uneaten, but only a foolish snail would eat it’s home.
What to do with them
Grow in full sun. Well drained soil. Happy in a pot. Protect with a dry mulch over winter if you live somewhere cold.