This plant has in the system Hansen/Mussel used for describing perennials the following code : 188.8.131.52
Explanation of the first digit : General location : WOODLAND. Plants, that in a garden need to be planted close to trees or shrubs. They require shade and prefer a peaty soil.
Explanation of the second digit : Specific demands of the plant : Plants for light shade and a rich, fairly moist soil, with not too many tree-roots. For example near buildings or fences.
Explanation of the third digit : Where to put : Light shade, possible near a rock garden.
Explanation of the fourth digit : Other characteristics : Ground-cover plant. Does tolerate other plants well. Suited for a garden with many different plants.
Color : purperrood
Flowering period : april - may
Size approx. : 25 cm.
Recommended quantity per square meter : 9
Location of the plant shown in the first picture : arboretum Wespelaar en Herkenrode
Date taken : 17.04.2011
Other information on the picture : nr. 1299
Family : Berberidaceae
© first picture : Nurseries PlantenTuin Esveld, Boskoop, Netherlands
© picture 2 : ngoosen.fotki.com, Mrs. Nora Goosen, Leiden, Netherlands, location picture : Tuin van Geri Moolenaar en Nora Goosen