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Euphrasia officinalis

Eyebright

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.1m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.08m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite with pale purple veins
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euphrasia officinalis (Eyebright). This species is a low-growing annual, the leaves are oval and opposite. The flowers are produced in spike-like cormybs which are white with pale purple veins, they will bloom from the summer until the autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Origin

Britain, Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower, meadows. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Chalky

Propagation

Sow the annual seeds in the spring, the hardy perennial as soon as the seeds are ripe, you can divide the perennials in the spring.

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