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Ononis rotundifolia

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ononis rotundifolia. An upright, deciduous or semi-evergreen dwarf shrub. Leaves are three palmate with elliptic to round, with hairy and toothed leaflets. Summer flowers are borne in axillary racemes in pink, blue or white.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

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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