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Mystery plant ?

davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
A friend gave me this yesterday.  We both don't know what it is.  can you name it and how to cultivate if perennial ?
Thank you.
Davemed
Northwich, Cheshire.

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630
    It looks like Rhodohypoxis. An alpine type low growing plant. It’s frost hardy and a perennial. 
  • davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
    Hello Borderline,
    Thank you for the answer.  Glad to know it is a perennial.  Lovely flowers.
    Davemed.

    Davemed
    Northwich, Cheshire.

    Every day is a new day.  Enjoy it.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    It needs good drainage to get thru a wet winter.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,829
    edited June 2018
    Never managed to get it to survive outside here, over even a normal winter.
    Needs to be kept perfectly dry once the leaves disappear at the end of the Summer. Then watered again when the leaves appear in late Spring. Mice adore them too.
  • davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
    Hello Obelixx and Berghill,
    Thank you for the advice very helpful.
    Davemed.
    Davemed
    Northwich, Cheshire.

    Every day is a new day.  Enjoy it.

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