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Waldsteinia ternata


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






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Plant details

This is a good ground cover plant for a wide range of sites around the garden, tolerating sun and light shade. Once established, plants even thrive in the very dry conditions found under trees or on a bank. The foliage, which is evergreen, attractively serrated and lobed, and resembles that of strawberries, builds up into dense, weed-smothering carpets. The flowers, in late spring and early summer, are single, bright yellow, and stand out well against the deep green foliage.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Waldsteinia

Species: ternata

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Time to divide plants: March to May

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