Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Lithodora Heavenly Blue in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue' ; Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

 

Lithodora 'Heavenly Blue'

A ground covering, short-growing plant bearing loads of star shaped flowers in mid spring through the summer. It bears dark green small leaves that are hairy. 'Heavenly Blue' has royal blue starry flowers.

 
plant Features
  • Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lithodora Heavenly Blue is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lithodora 'Heavenly Blue'

Latin name

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue' ; Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

type

Perennial

family

Boraginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Lithodora Heavenly Blue is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lithodora Heavenly Blue likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lithodora Heavenly Blue is 0.60meters x 0.15meters 0.60 M 0.15 M

Lithodora diffusa 'Heavenly Blue' syn. Lithospermum diffusum 'Heavenly Blue' ; Lithospermum 'Heavenly Blue'

A ground covering, short-growing plant bearing loads of star shaped flowers in mid spring through the summer. It bears dark green small leaves that are hairy. 'Heavenly Blue' has royal blue starry flowers.


Flowering

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Lithodora flowers from early to mid Spring right through to early Summer

 

Planting in Autumn

From Late Summer TO Late Autumn

Plant container grown plants in moist lime free soil in late summer to autumn.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Spring or early Summer. Cut, neatly, a 4" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, pinch out the tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 

Planting in Spring

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant container grown plants in moist lime free soil in early Spring to mid Spring

 
Subscribe to GardenTags Premium to get personalised planting tasks and more for your entire plant collection
 
Gardeners who are growing this plant
>