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Herbaceous Perennial

Circaea lutetiana

bindweed nightshade

C. lutetiana is a prennial with erect stems to 70cm tall bearing oval leaves 4-10cm long. Spikes bearing tiny, 4-8mm, white flowers are borne above the foliage in summer

Other common names
enchanter's nightshade
enchantress's nightshade
see moremandrake [2]

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Onagraceae
Native to the UK
Yes
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in moist, rich soils in full or partial shade; provides ground cover in woodland but can be a nuisance in gardens spreading by means of persistent stolons

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Ground cover
Pruning

None required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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