A clump-forming rhizomatous perennial with erect, sword shaped evergreen leaves and loosely-branched spikes of blue saucer-shaped flowers in summer.
SynonymsAristea ecklonii 'Blue Stars'
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Aristea are compact, mostly evergreen perennials with linear leaves and short-lived, saucer-shaped flowers in spring and summer
- Name status
- Plant range
- C & S Africa
How to grow
Grow in a well-drained, loamy soil in full sun. Will need winter protection in all but the most sheltered gardens.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Cut faded flower spikes to the base. Remove older, untidy leaves.
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