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Asperula tinctoria

Dyer's woodruff

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.2m to 0.8m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Asperula tinctoria (Dyer's woodruff). This species is a perennial herb; the green leaves are arranged in a whorled position. The flowers are produced in white panicles-cymes in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Some species make good alpine indoor house plants.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, 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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