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For its fresh green fo­liage and the Why: bright red, nugget sized ru­bies in the cen­tre of each chartreuse ‘f lower’. A com­pact grower, with a dome shape, it’s ideal for for­mal gar­dens.

Reach­ing 25–30cm high, it’s use­ful Where: as a filler in bor­ders and pots. Plant it on its own or with red di­anthus or vinca hy­brids.

Plant it in a sunny po­si­tion in well-How: drain­ing soil. Although wa­ter wise, wa­ter dur­ing dry, hot pe­ri­ods. Trim to keep it neat; wear gloves to pro­tect your hands from its sap, which can ir­ri­tate the skin. Feed with slow-re­lease fer­tiliser.

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