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Paronychia capitata

Algerian tea

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.02m to 0.03m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourClear
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Paronychia capitata (Algerian tea). This species produces leaves which are linear to lance-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe - Mediterranean

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and walls.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Paronychias are very suited to rockeries or alpine houses requiring a sunny position in well-drained soil. Most species are quite frost hardy but dislike cold and wet in winter. Propagate from seed or layers (they are often self- layering) or by division.

Propagation

From seed or layers (they are often self- layering) or division in spring.

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