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poisonous or irritant
part shade, shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Evergreen tree, lance-shaped dark green leaves with a silvery to reddish-brown indumentum on the undersides. Dense trusses of red, pink or white flowers, spotted with black inside, in early spring.
Sheltered, woodland location with lime-free soil. The white-flowered forms are the most hardy and those with red flowers are the most tender.
Suitable for large woodland gardens.
This is the national flower of Nepal.