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narrow-leaved cupflower

Nierembergia linariifolia

Also known as

Cupflower

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

narrow-leaved cupflower Overview

Nierembergia linariifolia is an evergreen perennial in the Solanaceae family. It has a mound-forming habit and is often grown as an annual plant due to its half-hardy nature. Leaves are dark green, narrow and spoon-shaped, with pointed tips, hence this plant is commonly known by the name Narrow-Leaved Cupflower. Flowers are cup-shaped, they appear in the summer and are coloured blue-purple. This species has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

How to propagate narrow-leaved cupflower

Cuttings

You can propagate the annuals from seed, the perennials by division in spring and the subshrubs from cuttings towards late summer.

Division

Seed

Special features of narrow-leaved cupflower

Attractive flowers

Other uses of narrow-leaved cupflower

Border, edging, rock garden, container