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Asperula arvensis

Blue woodruff

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright blue

Description

Asperula arvensis (Blue woodruff). This species is an annual with linear leaves. The flowers are bright blue and will bloom in the mid-spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Some species make good alpine indoor house plants.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

You can grow in moderately fertile sharply drained fertile soil, in full or partial soil.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn, or by root softwood cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for red spider mites and aphids.

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