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Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' (Purple gromwell 'Heavenly Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Other names

Purple gromwell 'Heavenly Blue', Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

Genus

Lithodora Lithodora

Variety or Cultivar

'Heavenly Blue' _ 'Heavenly Blue' is a low, mat-forming evergreen shrub, bearing small, hairy leaves and abundant, small, bright blue flowers in spring and summer.


Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' (Purple gromwell 'Heavenly Blue') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in humus rich, acid to neutral soil, in full sun. Ideal for a rock or gravel garden. Place rocks close to the plant so the soil underneath remains cool and moist in a hot summer.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Other names

Purple gromwell 'Heavenly Blue', Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

Genus

Lithodora Lithodora

Variety or Cultivar

'Heavenly Blue' _ 'Heavenly Blue' is a low, mat-forming evergreen shrub, bearing small, hairy leaves and abundant, small, bright blue flowers in spring and summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Mat Forming, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' (Purple gromwell 'Heavenly Blue') will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in humus rich, acid to neutral soil, in full sun. Ideal for a rock or gravel garden. Place rocks close to the plant so the soil underneath remains cool and moist in a hot summer.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Lithodora diffusa Heavenly Blue (02/06/2013)

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