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Oyster Plant

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

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