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× Chionoscilla allenii

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.1m to 0.25m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourBlue lilac
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

× Chionoscilla allenii. A stalked clumped ornamental perennial occurring in mountains of southern Turkey. Its leaves are dark green blue, the star-shaped flowers are blue lilac with paler centres and about 1cm in diameter, and are carried in dense clusters on narrow stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Under shrubs

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Plant the bulbs 5 cm deep, propagate by breaking up established clumps in summer.

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