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Brachyglottis Walberton's Silver Dormouse

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Ragwort

All year round silver foliage and bright yellow summer flowers

An amazing plant which combines bright silver grey foliage all year long with large showy daisy like flowers in the summer. An easy to grow compact and dense plant it is an attractive contrast to other green leafed plants in a garden. Can be hard pruned in mid-spring at the expense of flowers in summer.

Where?

Very tolerant of most position in a garden it thrives in well drained soil in full sun.

How?

Needs little specialist care and attention. To keep its shape it can be trimmed back in summer if you are willing to sacrifice some of its display of flowers.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 90 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 120 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
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 Flower border and beds, City garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September