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Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora
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synonyms: Polygala chamaebuxus var. purpurea, Polygala chamaebuxus var. rhodoptera
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
Dwarf evergreen alpine shrub with small, leather dark green leaves. Pea-like flowers, about 1.5cm long, with deep pinkish-purple wing sepals and yellow lips, in spring and early summer.
Likes a cool, moist position in sharply drained, humus-rich soil, in full sun or part shade.
From seed, softwood cutting in early summer or semi-ripe cutting taken in mid or late summer.
Rock garden or woodland peat garden.
From the Alps and Carpathian mountains.