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Polygala calcarea ‘Bulley's Variety’

Chalk milkwort

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.05m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourDeep blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Polygala calcarea ‘Bulley's Variety’ (Chalk milkwort). In late spring and early summer, loose heads of deep blue flowers appear with rosettes of small, oval, bright green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Milkwort

Origin

W. Europe

Interest and use

This is suitable for a trough.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need light, well-drained soil in a sunny to partial-shaded position. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or early summer, or from cuttings in late summer.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Is susceptible to whitefly and aphids.

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