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LITHODORA 'Heavenly Blue'
Deep blue gentian-like flowers, prostrate
Evergreen - elliptic to narrowly oblong, deep-green leaves 1-3.5cm (½ to 1½in) long.
Blue - gentian blue
Height - 15cm (6in)
Spread - 60cm (24in)
Alpine or rock plant - These plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit. - prostrate, spreading, many-branched shrub. Produces a profusion of flowers to 1cm (½in) across in terminal clusters.
Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - syn Lithospermum diffusum. Blooms over a long period from late spring to summer
Pests & Diseases - aphids and red spider mite in glasshouse
Place of origin - garden origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine)
Hardiness - Fully hardy
Seasonal Interest - Spring
Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving - humus-rich.
Fertile well drained soil
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.