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Morina longifolia

Whorlflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.5m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite to deep pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Morina longifolia (Whorlflower). The plant will grow about 1.2m tall. The foliage is mainly basal and spiny. The flowers are pure white and then turn deep pink.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They prefer full sun and very well-drained soil that is enriched with compost.

Propagation

You can propagate from ripe seed or from root cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slug damage and rot.

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