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botanical name:
Phuopsis stylosa
Phuopsis stylosa © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Caucasian Crosswort, Pink Woodruff
synonyms:  Crucianella stylosa
family:  Rubiaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover, scented/aromatic
height: 0.45m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Lax, mat-forming perennial with whorls of small bright green leaves and frothy pink flower heads all summer. Foliage is pungently aromatic.

cultivation:
Any reasonably well drained soil in sun. Drought tolerant. Fairly undemanding and easy.
Cutting back after the first flower flush may encourage repeat flowering.

propagation:
By division or cuttings. Also form seed, when available.

usage:
Effective ground cover.
Attractive to insects.

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