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Acantholimon

Acantholimon spp.

Acantholimon glumaceum photo by Römert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Acantholimon Overview

A genus of small evergreen perennial plants. They have evolved from high altitude, open, rocky habitats and make good rock garden and wall plants. They are compact, mat-forming plants with tufted shoots. This fully hardy genus is grown for its attractive funnel-shaped white or pink flowers and tight spiny leaf rosettes.

Common problems with Acantholimon

How to propagate Acantholimon

Cuttings

Propagate by softwood cuttings in late spring.

Seed

The seed is rarely set in cultivation.

Other uses of Acantholimon

Grown for the flowers and foliage. Suitable for rock gardens.