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Cynoglossum germanicum

Green hound's tongue

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Features

  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourShiny green-blue

Description

Cynoglossum germanicum (Green hound's tongue). This biennial species will produce lance-shaped shiny blue-green leaves. The small flowers will bloom in a deep shade of red.

Characteristics

Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Hound's tongue

Interest and use

Grown for their long flowering period from late spring to early autumn. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in moderately fertile moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

They are prone to mildew so watch out.

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