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Nierembergia hippomanica

Cupflower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourLavender, pink

Description

Nierembergia hippomanica (Cupflower). This is an easy to grow annual in cool climates. Plant in moist, rich, well drained soil. Profuse cup-shaped violet to violet-blue flowers will appear in summer and early autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Shrub

Origin

Argentina

Interest and use

Border, edging, rock garden, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You should grow them in full sun, make sure you water well and fertilize to prolong the flowering.

Propagation

You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to aphids and whitefly under glass; slugs and snails outdoors. Prone to viruses.

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