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Arnebia echioides

Prophet flower

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Arnebia echioides (Prophet flower). This species is a clump-forming perennial. The leaves are lance-shaped and light green. In the summer it will produce terminal cymes of trumpet shaped blooms. It will grow to a height of 30cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

Turkey, N.Iran

Interest and use

Rock gardens and banks.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moist well-drained soil, with partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe, divide them in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and aphids.

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