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Onosma albo-roseum

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.1m to 65m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBright yellow then brown

Description

Onosma albo-roseum. This is a semi-evergreen perennial it is covered with fine hairs that may irritate some people. The drooping tubular flowers will open white then turn pink and appear for a long period during the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Greece, Turkey, Syria

Interest and use

Is suitable for rock gardens and banks. Grown for their long, pendent, tubular flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are moderately frost hardy, they will need full sun this is essential, They will prefer well-drained soil and will dislike wet summers. They can be propagated from cuttings in summer or from seed in autumn.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids or whitefly under glass.

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