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botanical name:
Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora
Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Polygala chamaebuxus var. purpurea, Polygala chamaebuxus var. rhodoptera
family:  Polygalaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 0.15m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 8
description:
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.

cultivation:
Likes a cool, moist position in sharply drained, humus-rich soil, in full sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed, softwood cutting in early summer or semi-ripe cutting taken in mid or late summer.

usage:
Rock garden or woodland peat garden.

other notes:
From the Alps and Carpathian mountains.

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