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Eritrichium Genus

Fairy forget-me-not

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality, Gritty, Peaty

Description

Eritrichium genus (Fairy forget-me-not). This genus is a low tufted, short-lived perennial, It will bear grey-green, elliptic to linear soft leaves. The blue or white flowering cymes are borne in mid spring. They are fully hardy and will need sun and well drained, peaty sandy soil. You can propagate by seeds when available or by softwood cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Herbaceous

Other common names

Alpine forget-me-not

Origin

High altitudes of Europe, Asia & America

Interest and use

Rock gardens and alpine houses.

Cultivation

Dislikes damp conditions. Is extremely difficult to grow.

Propagation

Seed when available or by softwood cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to aphids and red spider mites.

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