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Asperula suberosa

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourBright pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Asperula suberosa. This species is an evergreen perennial; it will grow into a dense mound. The leaves are hairy and blue-green in colour. It will produce a mass of tubular pale pink flowers which will bloom in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Greece, Bulgaria

Interest and use

Some species make good alpine indoor house plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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