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Lithodora diffusa ‘Star’

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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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

  • Botanical name: Lithodora diffusa 'Star'
  • Family: Boraginaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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.

How to grow Lithodora 'Star'

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

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

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Lithodora 'Star' and wildlife

Lithodora 'Star' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Lithodora 'Star' poisonous?

Lithodora 'Star' 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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