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Dryas Genus

Mountain avens

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Gritty, Peaty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Dryas genus (Mountain avens). This is a small genus of 3 species, It will produce dense mats of evergreen foliage with tiny oak leaves, They will turn dark bronze in the winter, with flowers that are cup-shaped. They are fully hardy and will prefer sun with well drained gritty, peaty soil. You can propagate the seeds when fresh or by semi ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Sub-shrubs

Interest and use

Is useful on banks and walls, in rock gardens and as ground cover.

Propagation

Seed when fresh or by semi ripe cuttings in summer.

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