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Phuopsis

Phuopsis spp.

Phuopsis stylosa01 by Pethan (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Phuopsis Overview

A monotypic genus comprising 1 species of aromatic mat-forming herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the Rubiaceae family native to the Caucasus and Iran. It has whorls of narrow, pointed leaves and terminal clusters of small tubular pink flowers in Summer. Known as crosswort, it is commonly cultivated as a ground cover or rockery plant.

How to propagate Phuopsis

Cuttings

Division in spring, by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Division

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Phuopsis

Grown for its small, pungent, tubular flowers. It is good for ground cover, especially on banks and in rock gardens.