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JOVELLANA punctata

Pale lilac flowers with darker spots and a yellow flash
Further Reading....

 

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - mint-like leaves
  • Blue - pale lilac
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright subshrub. Produces panicles of 2-lipped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - requires a sheltered border or a site against a wall.
  • Place of origin - Chile
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage - - minty-spicy fragrance when rubbed
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Jovellana - Growing Guide
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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