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Onosma taurica

Donkey plant

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Features

  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourCream yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Onosma taurica (Donkey plant). A tufted perennial from Europe and Asia. Bears linear leaves and cymes of cream to yellow flowers in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

South east Europe, S.W Asia

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 or Dry

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.

Propagation

They can be propagated from cuttings in summer or from seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids or whitefly under glass.

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