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Draba aizoides

Yellow whitlow grass

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Draba aizoides (Yellow whitlow grass). A variable species native to the UK and the mountains of central and southern Europe. Is a low tufted plant usually growing to 15cm tall by 35cm wide. Its bright yellow flowers are borne in late spring. This is one of the most easily grown species.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe to Carpathians

Interest and use

Rock garden, wall or trellis, troughs or pots.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy
  • WaterDry

Propagation

Propagate from seed, cuttings or by careful division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Protection from winter wet.

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