Dorycnium hirsutum description
Unusual white and salmon flowers in late spring and the summer
An evergreen, drought tolerant plant.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the middle of a free draining border and is very easy provided it is given a well drained soil.
Buy alpines online with confidence because this is trouble free and easy.
Also known as: Lotus hirsutus and Dorycnium sericeum.
Common name: Hairy Canary Flower, Hairy Canary Clover and Canary Clover.
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
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.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 70 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plants per square metre.
Purchase alpines online from Boundary Nursery.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.