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Morisia monanthos (Morisia)

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Morisia monanthos

Other names

Morisia, Morisia hypogaea

Genus

Morisia Morisia

Species

M. monanthos - M. monanthos is a compact, rosette-forming perennial with pinnate, lance-shaped, slightly fleshy, glossy dark green leaves and stemless, bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.


Morisia monanthos is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Compact, Rosette

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Neck rot Neck rot

General care

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Morisia monanthos (Morisia) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Between paving stones, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Morisia monanthos

Other names

Morisia, Morisia hypogaea

Genus

Morisia Morisia

Species

M. monanthos - M. monanthos is a compact, rosette-forming perennial with pinnate, lance-shaped, slightly fleshy, glossy dark green leaves and stemless, bright yellow flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flower is scented.

Habit

Compact, Rosette


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Neck rot

General care

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Morisia monanthos (Morisia) will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Between paving stones, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Rock

Cultivation

Plant in poor to moderately fertile, sharply drained soil in full sun. Protect from wet winter conditions.

Soil type

Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Morisia monanthos (Morisia)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci non-European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

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

2

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

5

General biosecurity comments

Non-European populations of Bemisia tabaci pose an additional risk to European populations due to the potential for introducing non-European viruses.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Morisia monanthos (Morisia)

Common pest name

Cassava whitefly; Cotton whitefly; Sweet potato whitefly; Tobacco whitefly

Scientific pest name

Bemisia tabaci European populations

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

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

2

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

4

General biosecurity comments

The UK has a protected zone in place for this pest which helps to mitigate the risk of entry and establishment. An EFSA opinion is currently being discussed at the EU Annexes Working Group which recommends further strengthening of the regulation.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Morisia monanthos (Morisia)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

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

2

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

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

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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