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Cyanotis somaliensis

Pussy ears

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green-white
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Cyanotis somaliensis (Pussy ears). A low spreading succulent perennial from Somalia. Has two 5 cm long leaves, glossy dark green and edged with soft white hairs. The purple summer flowers are very small and sometimes don't appear. Once established its creeping stems can make vigorous growth.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Somalia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Tip cuttings from spring to autumn.

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