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Lithodora diffusa ‘Gold ‘n Sapphires’ (Gromwell)

Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires'

Lithodora diffusa 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Purple Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Evergreen Shrubs, Blue Flowers
Lithodora, Gromwell, lithodora diffusa, lithodola oleifolia, Blue flowers, Evergreen Shrubs, Evergreen Groundcovers
Lithodora diffusa 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Purple Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Evergreen Shrubs, Blue Flowers
Lithodora diffusa 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Purple Gromwell 'Gold ‘n Sapphires', Evergreen Shrubs, Blue Flowers

Noted for its golden foliage, Lithodora diffusa ‘old n’ Sapphires’ (Gromwell) is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with trailing stems clothed in small, lance-shaped, golden, hairy leaves that remain attractive all summer. In spring and summer, this glowing shrub is studded with profuse, star-shaped, brilliant deep blue flowers which contrast nicely against the golden foliage. This plant is ideal when used as a groundcover on banks or between stepping stones. Great accent for hot, sunny rock gardens.

  • Grows up to 4 in. tall (10 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm).
  • Easily grown in acidic, well-drained soils in full sun or partial shade. Full sun is best in cool summer climates, but some afternoon shade is appreciated in hot summer climates.
  • Deer resistant and drought tolerant.
  • Great for beds and borders, slopes, as a groundcover, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens, Mediterranean gardens, or gravel and rock gardens. Good choice for containers too.
  • Virtually disease and pest free
  • Trim back after flowering. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Native to Southern and Western Europe.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Lithodora
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 4" (10cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lithodora diffusa ‘Grace Ward’ (Gromwell)
Lithodora diffusa ‘White Star’ (Gromwell)
Lithodora ‘Crystal Blue’ (Gromwell)

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 6 - 8
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Boraginaceae
Genus Lithodora
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid)
Height 4" (10cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" (50cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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