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Deinanthe caerulea

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple blue shades
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Deinanthe caerulea. A Chinese clump-forming perennial species to about 45cm high and 60cm wide. Large compound leaves have serrated edges and prominent veins. The cup-shaped nodding flowers are purple-blue and are produced on stems that may hold quite a few in terminal panicles.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Central China

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens and peat beds.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Propagate from seed or by root division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to slug damage.

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