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Morina Longifolia (Long-Leaved Whorlflower)

Morina Longifolia (Long-Leaved Whorlflower)

Flourishes in dry, sunny conditions

A magnificent perennial that produces stout stems in midsummer, which are encircled with rows of white flowers. As the bees pollinate the flowers, they initially turn pink and then red, so by late summer it is possible to have pink, red and white flowers on the same elegant spike. The dark green, spiny-edged foliage is attractive too. It forms a basal rosette of, which if brushed against will release a delicious burst of citrus-like scent.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor or moderately fertile, freely draining soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July and August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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