Chaenorhinum origanifolium Blue Dream description
Blue-lilac flowers with a yellow throat through the summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a border, alpine garden, rockery, or containers and is a fairly easy plant provided it is given well drained soil and isn’t in an exposed position.
Common name: Dwarf Snapdragon Blue Dream or Dwarf Snapdragon Blue Eyes.
Also known as: Chaenorhinum origanifolium Blue Eyes or Linaria glareosum Blue Dreams.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy. Generally survives here in East Anglia, UK, but can get bashed by the winter.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can trim lightly after flowering to keep a neat shape.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Mail order alpines, rockery plants, herbs wildflowers and ornamental grasses.