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Asperula cynanchica

Squinancywort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.3m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Asperula cynanchica (Squinancywort). This species is a prostrate perennial herb, with linear-lanceolate medium green leaves. The flowers are produced in terminal clusters of pale pink bloom in the early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Gritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

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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