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Dormant plants are hardy to about -20°c, but this species is not easy to grow in cultivation. The young growth in spring, even on mature plants, is frost-tender and so it is best to grow the plants in a position sheltered from the early morning sun[K]. This species is not as cold tolerant as most members of the genus, it is best given a good mulch in the winter. The plant resents root disturbance and should be planted out into its permanent position as soon as possible. It is best grown on a high bank in order to give a good view of the flowers. The flowers, when inhaled near to, have the unpleasant odour of fur - likened by some to the smell of ferrets.Plants are very susceptible to the ravages of slugs. The young shoots in spring are particularly at risk, though older growth is also eaten[K].
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