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Arnebia benthamii - (Wall. ex G.Don.)Johnst.

Common Name
Family Boraginaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open slopes and shrubberies, 3000 - 4300 metres[51].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Pakistan to W. Nepal.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
Arnebia benthamii


Arnebia benthamii

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Arnebia benthamii is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Macrotomia benthamii.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Cardiac  Febrifuge  Miscellany

Cardiac and febrifuge. The plant is considered to be useful in the treatment of diseases of the tongue and throat[145, 240].

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Other Uses

Miscellany

None known

Special Uses

Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained gritty soil and a sunny position in the rock garden or on a dry wall[1]. 211075

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 20°c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. It is best to harvest the seed when it is slightly under-ripe, since it is quickly dispersed when ripe[200]. Cuttings with a heel in the autumn in sand in a cold frame[1]. Root cuttings in sand in a frame during the winter[1].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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