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Lathraea squamaria

Toothwort

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourCream purple

Description

Lathraea squamaria (Toothwort). A perennial with triangular or deltoid, alternate leaves and pinkish flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe and Asia

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost-hardy plants, they grow in moist but well-drained soil.

Propagation

Seed when fresh in late summer.

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