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Polygala calcarea 'Lillet' (Milkwort 'Lillet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.05m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Polygala calcarea 'Lillet'

Other names

Milkwort 'Lillet'

Genus

Polygala Polygala

Variety or Cultivar

'Lillet' _ 'Lillet' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of ovate, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves and racemes of white-tipped, fringed, deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.


Polygala calcarea 'Lillet' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generaly pest-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly Aphids , Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Polygala calcarea 'Lillet' (Milkwort 'Lillet') will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Gravel, Containers, Conservatory

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Polygala calcarea 'Lillet'

Other names

Milkwort 'Lillet'

Genus

Polygala Polygala

Variety or Cultivar

'Lillet' _ 'Lillet' is a compact, mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of ovate, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves and racemes of white-tipped, fringed, deep blue flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Compact

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Spring; Blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generaly pest-free

Specific pests

Aphids , Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Polygala calcarea 'Lillet' (Milkwort 'Lillet') will reach a height of 0.05m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Rock, Greenhouse, Gravel, Containers, Conservatory

Cultivation

Outdoors, grow in humus-rich, moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Alternatively, grow in an alpine house.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

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

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