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Mertensia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Description

Mertensia genus. There are about 50 species of herbaceous perennials. The foliage is usually lanceolate and hairy. They produce terminal panicles of tubular flowers, usually blue in the spring.

Characteristics

Perennials

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers.

Cultivation

They all prefer full sun and moisture-retentive soil. They are fully hardy, and will require sun or shade with deep well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring or by seed in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails.

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