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Erinus alpinus ‘Dr Haenele’

Fairy foxglove

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMid-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Erinus alpinus ‘Dr Haenele’ (Fairy foxglove). A short-lived perennial producing rosettes of soft, medium green leaves with small, purple, pink or white flowers coming out in late spring and summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

C & S Europe

Interest and use

Rock gardens Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Self seeds freely.

Propagation

Seed in autumn (but seedlings will vary considerably), selected forms by softwood cuttings in early summer. Self seeds freely.

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