A picture of a Morisia monanthos

Morisia monanthos

Morisia monanthos

Morisia monanthos 1 by http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Morisia monanthos Overview

Morisia monanthos is also known by the name M. hypogaea. This species is native to the islands of Corsica and Sardinia in the Mediterranean and resides in the Brassicaceae family. It is a perennial flowering plant with a tap-root and a rosette of finely-divided leaves and yellow cup or salver-shaped flowers. In cultivation they prefer to grow in very well-drained soil in full sun and with protection from wet winters. This plant lies in the Morisia genus, which is monotypic and thus only contains this single species.

How to propagate Morisia monanthos

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Root cuttings in winter.

Special features of Morisia monanthos

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Morisia monanthos

Suitable for screens, rock gardens and alpine houses.