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Edraianthus serpyllifolius

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.05m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDeep purple
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Edraianthus serpyllifolius. A low evergreen, cushion-forming perennial from Bosnia and Croatia. Bears dark green, spoon-shaped leaves and deep purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Croatia and Bosnia

Interest and use

Suitable for rock gardens, screens and troughs.

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Needs

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

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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