Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora AGM

Polygalaceae

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Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora
 

Habitat: rockeries, raised beds

Flowering: summer

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.)
QCG-9
9 cm pot £4.00

Polygala chamaebuxus - some other suggestions
polygala_chamaebuxus.jpg Polygala chamaebuxus is the parent variety of the species, with bicoloured buttercup and pale yellow flowers.