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Moltkia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Moltkia genus. There are about 6 species in this genus, of perennials or small shrubs found on rocky, sunny hillsides. They produce lance-shaped, hairy, mid to dark green leaves. The flowers are usually tubular and pendulous in shades of blue, purple and sometimes yellow.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Europe & S.W.Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their funnel-shaped flowers in summer.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and will prefer full sun and alkaline, well-drained soil, especially in winter.

Propagation

Propagation is by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in the autumn. For the the woody species, you can use layering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids and whitefly under glass.

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