Botanical name: Mertensia maritima Family: Boraginaceae. Plant type: Perennial. Plant size: 30 x 90cm Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at soil level & 90cm apart. Watering: Ensure the plant receives adequate water whilst it is actively growing. Frost tolerances: Frost hardy Flowering time: Summer Preferred soil: well drained soil. Preferred aspect: Full sun. . Ideal climates: Cool to temperate. Pruning: None required. Fertilising: Feed annually in Spring with a general purpose fertiliser. Uses & comments: This plant gains it's gourmet common name because apparently the blue bells flowers taste somewhat like oysters!
This plant is generally trouble free but needs protection from snails.
Last Reviewed: 13/02/2004 11:30:37 AM Keywords: Oyster Plant, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb