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Oxypetalum (Skyblue Southern Star)

Skyblue Southern Star is a large genus from Central and Southern America. Only one species, Oxypetalum coeruleum, is in general cultivation. It has most ornamental sky-blue flowers in terminal clusters above smoothly haired greyish-green leaves. The decorative, horn-like seedcapsules release brownish-black seeds on silky parachutes. Easly cultivated in any rich, very well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow flat in any humus rich, sandy soil at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. Keep pots in a sunny spot, drier in winter.
20 seeds per package.
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Skyblue Southern Star)

Oxypetalum coeruleum (Skyblue Southern Star)

30 (50)cm, Skyblue Southern Star (syn. Tweedia coerulea) is an unusual, slightly trailing, winterhardy perennial from Mexico with narrow arrow shaped, grayish-green leaves and utmost showy clusters of skyblue flowers, followed by interesting horn-like seed capsules which open at maturity to release dark brown seeds on silk parachutes. Oxypetalum coeruleum is easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. VI-IX.
20 seeds per package.

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