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Lithodora

Lithodora spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

1.2m

10cm

Min

80cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Lithodora Overview

A genus of 3 accepted species of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs in the Boraginaceae family, originating from Southwestern and Southern parts of Europe into Turkey and Algeria. They are low-growing plants with blue or white forget-me-not-like flowers, that prefer a rocky habitat and in cultivation are popular rockery or dry stone wall specimens.

Common problems with Lithodora

How to propagate Lithodora

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Or propagate from cuttings of last year's growth (hardwood cutting) and strike in a mix of compost and sand.

Seed

Propagate by seed in the autumn.

Other uses of Lithodora

Grown for their flowers. Is excellent in rock gardens.

Blue Flowering Summer Plants

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