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Leontopodium stracheyi

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellowish white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Leontopodium stracheyi. A mound forming perennial with ovate to lance-shaped, 4-5cm greyish furry leaves. In spring bears short-stemmed heads of yellowish-white flowers to 6cm. Native to the Himalayas.

Characteristics

Perennial

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their flower heads. Is suitable for rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 8.0

Cultivation

You need to plant in full sun or partial-shade in a gritty, well-drained soil. They are very frost hardy but will need shelter from winter rain. You can propagate from fresh seeds or by division in spring.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed when fresh. Many seeds are not viable.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails aphids and spider mites.

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