Hypsela longiflora description
Pink starred flowers with magenta markings in spring and summer.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front of a shady border, on a pathway, in containers, alpine bed, rockery or by a patio.
It is easy in most soils, including heavy or clay soils.
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Also known as Hypsela reniformis.
Common name: Pixie Carpet.
The best position in the garden:
Prefers partial shade or shade, but is okay in the sun.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small space in the front of a shady border.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil. Tolerates clay soil.
How much moisture:
Moist or normal.
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 3 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.