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Ramonda myconi AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Blue and Purple in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

Pyrenean violet

Family

Gesneriaceae


Ramonda are evergreen perennials forming rosettes of crinkled, hairy leaves, with solitary or clustered flowers in late spring and early summer

R. myconi is an evergreen perennial to 10cm in height, forming a rosette of broadly ovate, hairy, dark green leaves. Flowers 2.5cm in width, with five rounded violet-blue petals and yellow anthers, in clusters on leafless stems

Other common names

  • rosette mullein

Synonym(s)

  • Ramonda pyrenaica

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Plants grow best on their sides to avoid accumulations of moisture in the rosettes, which may cause rotting in winter

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or root leaf cuttings in early autumn

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Slugs and snails may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free