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Edraianthus Genus

Grassy bells

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Description

Edraianthus genus (Grassy bells). These are short-lived perennials some of which are evergreen, they are usually grown from the central rootstocks. There are about 24 species, which will grow in neat clumps with strap-shaped leaves, the flowers are star-shaped or bell-shaped and either blue, white or mauve. They are fully hardy and will need a sunny position with well drained soil. You can propagate by softwood cuttings from the side shoots in early summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Herbaceous

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens, screens and troughs.

Propagation

Softwood cuttings from side shoots in early summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to slugs and snails outdoors, under glass aphids and red spider mites.

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