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Ceratostigma griffithii

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread0.5m to 1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBright blue-mauve
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ceratostigma griffithii. Evergreen or semi-evergreen thick, spreading shrub native to the Himalayas and growing to a height of 1m. Bears thick and hairy, obovate, silver-grey leaves that are tinged purple at margins. Bright blue-mauve flowers are born in terminal spike-like clusters in mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen or Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls, rock gardens, banks

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Cut out dead wood from shrubs in spring.

Propagation

From seed or semi-ripe cuttings, or by division.

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