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Asperula Genus

Woodruff

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Asperula genus (Woodruff). These are annuals and perennials. They will grow in mainly temperate regions. They have a dense mat-forming foliage; the leaves are narrow and arranged in whorls. In the spring and summer small white-pink flowers are produced. They are fully to frost hardy. Most species will need sun and well drained soil with moisture at the roots. Propagation is by softwood cuttings or seeds in early summer.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Deciduous or Evergreens, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Some species make good alpine indoor house plants.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings or seed in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

In a greenhouse red spider mites and aphids may b a problem.

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