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Nierembergia repens

White cup

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.65m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite centred yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Nierembergia repens (White cup). A perennial spreading via underground stems to form clumps. Bright green leaves are small and spatula-shaped and profuse, single white flowers open in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

Andes, S. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should grow them in full sun, make sure you water well and fertilize to prolong the flowering. You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Propagation

Division in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

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

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