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Limonium aureum

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey to green

Description

Limonium aureum. Perennial herb growing to 30cm tall. The leaves are oblong to spathulate or lanceolate, and grey to green in colour. The panicle flower is up to 20cm long with yellow spikelets.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Siberia and Mongolia

Interest and use

Flower arranging, cut & dry, beds, borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are easily grown in full sun with well-drained, sandy soil. They are tolerance to sea spray and low rainfall this makes them a good choice for seaside and low-maintenance, You can propagate by division in the spring or from seed in early spring or autumn.

Propagation

Division in spring, by seed in autumn or early spring or by root cuttings in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to powdery mildew.

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