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Linnaea borealis

Twin flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPale pink-white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Linnaea borealis (Twin flower). This is a small mat-forming perennial, the leaves are small about 12 mm long. In the summer you will see pairs of small, fragrant pale pink and white flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

N. America & N. Eurasia

Interest and use

Found in forest areas.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are very frost hardy, You can plant it in a cool, moist area with loose, peat soil and partial-shade.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings, or by rooted runners.

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