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Morina Genus

Whorlflower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Morina genus (Whorlflower). This genus has about 4 species of prickly, rosetting, herbaceous evergreen perennials, The flower are produced in spikes and grow to 1.2m, they produce whorls of long tubular curved flowers. They are Frost hardy, but will need protection from drying spring winds. They will requires full sun and well drained, preferably sandy soil. You can propagate by division directly after flowering or preferably by seed.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for its thistle-like foliage and its flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They prefer full sun and very well-drained soil that is enriched with compost. You can propagate from ripe seed or from root cuttings.

Propagation

Division directly after flowering or preferably by seed when fresh in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slug damage and rot.

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