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Morina longifolia

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An odd but desirable plant which looks for all the world like some kind of thistle until (once well established) it pokes up its spikes of tubular waxy white flowers that darken to pink when fertilised. Beauty and the beast. Likes the sun. Dislikes wet conditions in winter. 3 feet.

Morina longifolia | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Morina longifolia | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Morina longifolia | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Morina longifolia | Rownhams, Hampshire, SO16
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres
£5.00

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Grower Notes

It can be quite interesting to watch people's reactions to this plant (when not in flower) on seeing it on display. Then they read the label, see a picture ..... and buy one!

Plant Finder: about Morina longifolia

Common names

Whorlflower

Description

Morina longifolia (Whorlflower). The plant will grow about 1.2m tall. The foliage is mainly basal and spiny. The flowers are pure white and then turn deep pink.

Cultivation

They prefer full sun and very well-drained soil that is enriched with compost.

Interest and use

Grown for its thistle-like foliage and its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Morina longifolia | Chattisham, Suffolk, IP8 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

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