Habitat: rock garden or raised bed
Height: 10 cm
Width: 30 cm
Soil: with grit and humus
Most of the milkwort family are ephemeral little blue jobs, and with one or two notable exceptions barely worth a second glance. This one is more substantial, with woody stems spreading underground to give a low mat or done, liberally sprinkled with the colourful flowers.
|Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora has flowers that are yellow with very deep, slightly purplish red wings. (They are described in some books as rose purple, which I find unhelpful, never having seen a purple rose.)|