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Eritrichium elongatum

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Growth HabitTufted
  • Flower ColourBlue-yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Eritrichium elongatum. This species is a tufted perennial which is mat-forming, the leaves are oblanceolate and woolly. The flowers are blue with a yellow crest and about 7mm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

High altitudes of Europe, Asia & America

Interest and use

Rock gardens and alpine houses.

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Needs

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

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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