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Haberlea rhodopensis

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourBlue-pink, purple, lilac
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Haberlea rhodopensis. This is a pretty plant. It will grow to about 10-15cm in height, with spatulate, scalloped leaves arising from a short rhizome. In the spring and early summer it produces stalked umbels of lilac flowers about 25mm across; the 3 lower petals are much longer than the 2 upper ones.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Alpine

Origin

Greece

Interest and use

Rock garden, walls

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Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Resents disturbance to roots.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by leaf cuttings or offsets in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs snails

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