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Dionysia aretioides (Aretioid dionysia)

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2 hours care
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0.07m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dionysia aretioides

Other names

Aretioid dionysia

Genus

Dionysia Dionysia

Species

D. aretioides - D. aretioides is a compact, cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of narrowly oblong or spoon-shaped, grey-green leaves, white-mealy beneath, and fragrant, stemless, long-tubed, salver-shaped, bright yellow flowers in spring.


Dionysia aretioides is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rosette

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation

Take cuttings of individual rosettes in summer. Water from below only.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Dionysia aretioides (Aretioid dionysia) will reach a height of 0.07m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in mix of 3 parts grit & 1 part each leaf mould & loam in full light & good ventilation. Provide a deep collar of grit around the neck. Water sparingly from below. Outdoors, grow in tufa in full sun. Leaves & collar must be kept dry.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Dionysia aretioides

Other names

Aretioid dionysia

Genus

Dionysia Dionysia

Species

D. aretioides - D. aretioides is a compact, cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of narrowly oblong or spoon-shaped, grey-green leaves, white-mealy beneath, and fragrant, stemless, long-tubed, salver-shaped, bright yellow flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rosette

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Spring

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

No pruning needed.

Propagation

Take cuttings of individual rosettes in summer. Water from below only.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Dionysia aretioides (Aretioid dionysia) will reach a height of 0.07m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Rock

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in mix of 3 parts grit & 1 part each leaf mould & loam in full light & good ventilation. Provide a deep collar of grit around the neck. Water sparingly from below. Outdoors, grow in tufa in full sun. Leaves & collar must be kept dry.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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