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Hedyotis Genus

Bluets

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General Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Hedyotis genus (Bluets). This genus consists of low-growing mat-forming, summer-flowering annuals and perennials. There are about 150 species. The flowers are borne in the leaf axis which bloom in tight clusters or loose short sprays. Each flower has a short tube and 4 spreading petals, which are usually white. Fully hardy. Thrives in shady sites on moist, sandy leaf mould. Propagate by division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous

Origin

N. America

Cultivation

Mulch in Autumn and Spring.

Propagation

Division in spring or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Susceptible to damage by slugs and snails.

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