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Asperula occidentalis

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPale blue

Description

Asperula occidentalis. This wildflowering species is a hairless prostrate perennial; the leaves are linear and medium green. The flowers are pale pink and borne in terminal clusters.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe, Asia

Interest and use

Some species make good alpine indoor house plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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