Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue'

Other latin names: Lithospermum

Family: Boraginaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 4 to 6 inches
Spread 12 to 24 inches
Habit Spreading, low growing
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Slow
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders, rockery
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 6
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to moist
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to average
Flower colour Blue
Flower season Mid spring to early summer
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Texture Medium

Lithodoras are compact, often low growing shrubs suitable for the alpine border. They display blue flowers from late spring.

Lithodoras cope well with wetter soils than most alpines, prefering humus to a gritty soil. They require full sun.


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