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Crambe cordifolia

Crambe

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.75m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Crambe cordifolia (Crambe). This is a clump-forming perennial mound. It will produce very large glossy dark green crenulate, toothed leaves which are followed by profuse clusters of tiny white flowers in late spring. The flower stems grow to 1.5m tall making this a garden attraction. It has very deep roots which will produce many offsets.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Other common names

Colewort, Heartleaf

Origin

Caucasus

Interest and use

Border, ornamental Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Divide the roots or by seeds in spring or autumn. or by offsets.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs.

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