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Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia' (False dittany 'Candia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia'

Other names

False dittany 'Candia'

Genus

Ballota Ballota

Variety or Cultivar

'Candia' _ 'Candia' is a compact, mound-forming, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with rounded, hairy, grey-green leave and whorls of tiny, two-lipped, lilac-pink flowers in late spring and early summer.


Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact

Flower

Lilac-pink in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers Leafhoppers

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10. Prune in mid-spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia' (False dittany 'Candia') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia'

Other names

False dittany 'Candia'

Genus

Ballota Ballota

Variety or Cultivar

'Candia' _ 'Candia' is a compact, mound-forming, semi-evergreen sub-shrub with rounded, hairy, grey-green leave and whorls of tiny, two-lipped, lilac-pink flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Spring; Lilac-pink in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10. Prune in mid-spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia' (False dittany 'Candia') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in poor, well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Ballota pseudodictamnus 'Candia' (False dittany 'Candia')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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