Dorycnium hirsutum – Buy alpines online


Masses of white and pink flowers in the late spring and summer over evergreen foliage.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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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.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. 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.

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Also known as: Lotus hirsutus and Dorycnium sericeum.

Common name: Hairy Canary FlowerHairy Canary Clover and Canary Clover.

Dorycnium hirsutum flowering in July
Dorycnium hirsutum in July

The best position in the garden:

Requires sun.

Requires sun.

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.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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