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botanical name:
Polygala myrtifolia
Polygala myrtifolia © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Polygalaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: mauve
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Bushy tender evergreen with leathery mid to deep green leaves up to 5cm long. Purple-veined, greenish-white to pink-purple flowers with crested keel petals, from spring to autumn.

cultivation:
Reasonable fertile, humus-rich soil, in full sun or part shade. Needs a warm location, in cool areas best grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory.

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

usage:
Shrub borders in mild climates or conservatory.

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