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Pyrola rotundifolia

Round-leaved wintergreen

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Pyrola rotundifolia (Round-leaved wintergreen). This is a creeping perennial producing basal clusters of ovate, medium to dark green leaves. In summer loose racemes of cup-shaped whitish pink blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Wintergreen

Origin

Europe, N. America

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Resents disturbance.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or spring or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Very susceptible to slugs and snails

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