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Polygala chamaebuxus

Polygala chamaebuxus (shrubby milkwort) is an ornamental plant of Polygala genus in the Polygalaceae family.[1] It has white flowers with bright yellow stigmatic lobes, and is native to the mountains of west-central Europe.[2] It was known to be grown in cultivation in about 1658 and was illustrated by Carolus Clusius.[2]

A pot of commercially sold Polygala chamaebuxus var. grandiflora

Several varieties are also cultivated, for garden use,[3] including 'Grandliflora', whose flowers are purple-red and yellow.[2]

The plants are hardy,[3] forming low-lying clumps up to 6 inches (15 cm) high[2] and 20 inches (51 cm) in diameter.[3] They may be propagated from softwood cuttings taken in early in the growing season.[3] Some varieties grow best in ericaceous conditions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Plant of the Month: November 2008". St. Andrew's Botanic Garden. November 2008. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Polygala chamaebuxus - Plant Profile and Growing Conditions". Nurseries Online UK. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
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