Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream'

Chaenorhinum origanifolium ‘Blue Dream’

Dwarf snapdragon

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Chaenorhinum origanifolium 'Blue Dream'
  • Common name: Dwarf snapdragon
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

The dwarf snapdragon, Chaenorhinum origanifolium, is an alpine plant with a delightful spreading habit. Suitable for growing in a rockery or scree, it forms tumbling cushions of tiny rounded dark green leaves with purple undersides. In spring and summer these are complemented by small purple snapdragon flowers with yellow throats. 

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Chaenorhinum ‘Blue Dream’ is one of the most delicate cultivars available. It bears masses of flowers in summer, which almost hide the foliage. Fully hardy, grow from seed in spring or plant out in early summer. 

How to grow Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Sow

Do not Sow in January

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Do Sow in March

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Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

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Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream' and wildlife

Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream' is known for attracting bees. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream' poisonous?

Chaenorhinum 'Blue Dream' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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