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Lithodora diffusa Heavenly Blue

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Purple Gromwell

Creates a wide mat of tiny bright blue flowers

Price 1 Litre Pots £3.99 Each - 3 for £10

This low growing evergreen shrub forms a mat of small hairy leaves which in spring and summer are covered with flowers in an absolutely captivating shade of midnight blue. These really stand out across the garden.

Where?

A sunny location is best in a gravel or rock garden. It is equally at home mixed with other plants in a patio container, forming a attractive cushion of flowers.

How?

Plant in well-drained sandy soil.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Alpine, Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 10 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Rock garden, Patio container, Gravel garden

£3.99

Typically available

From April to September