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Jancaea heldreichii

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue
  • Leaf ColourSilvery green

Description

Jancaea heldreichii. This species is an evergreen perennial, producing rosettes of obovate silver-green leaves. The flowers are borne in clusters of bell-shaped pale purple-blue blooms in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

N.E.Greece

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers and silver-green leaves.

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Gritty
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Outdoors plant in a vertical cleft and protect.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by leaf cuttings in mid-summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to red spider mites and aphids under glass.

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