Lithodora diffusa 'Star'

Lithodora diffusa 'Star'

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lithodora diffusa 'Star'
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 15cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Blue
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Lithodora, once called Lithospermum, has gentian-like flowers during the middle of the summer when few true gentians are blooming. Lithodora is easy to grow and flowers well. Its evergreen mats of foliage spread slowly to make good ground cover on a rock garden or scree.

Lithodora ‘Star’ produces flowers that have a white edge, making the radiating blue colour of the flowers appear star-like. It's perfect for growing in an open, sunny situation. Grow in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Take cuttings
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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