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Ononis natrix

Goat-root

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Features

  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ononis natrix (Goat-root). A dwarfed, upright clump with ovate, pinnate grey-green leaves.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Shrub

Origin

E. Mediterranean, N.Africa to Iran

Interest and use

Grown for their pea-like flowers. It is good for rock gardens, walls and banks.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring, shrubs also by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider may be problematic under glass.

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