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Polygala chamaebuxus 'Rhodoptera'

Rhodoptera Ground Milkwort

Milkwort

Comments

A lovely ground hugging shrublet with evergreen boxwood-like foliage; vivid hot pink and yellow pea-like flowers in late winter; very slow growing; a welcome burst of color early in the season

Description

A lovely ground hugging shrublet with evergreen boxwood-like foliage; vivid hot pink and yellow pea-like flowers in late winter; very slow growing; a welcome burst of color early in the season

Landscape Attributes

Rhodoptera Ground Milkwort is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rhodoptera Ground Milkwort is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use;Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Rhodoptera Ground Milkwort will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

5b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

4 inches (6 inches with the flowers)

24 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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