Rock Gardens forum: Asperula in the rock garden?

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 2, 2015 8:19 AM CST
I obtained seeds for an annual form: Asperula orientale.
But on doing more research found that there are many more
species some of which may be good alpine or rock garden candidates. Does anyone grow these?
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Jun 2, 2015 8:46 AM CST
yes!
They are lovely Smiling
I have two
Woodruff (Asperula suberosa)
this year
Thumb of 2015-06-02/dirtdorphins/37c6a1
and
Woodruff (Asperula gussonii)
and somewhere I have a current picture, but not handy in the moment...


Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 2, 2015 4:14 PM CST
Thanks---I will need to check the hardiness of those two.
That one is very pretty.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 3, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Well, I have seen a reference that says A. gussonii is "fully hardy", whatever that means. They are both alpines and as such are able to withstand brutal winters. I'd say it's worth a try Smiling
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Jun 3, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Yes, I will need to see if they are offered here.
Name: Jeanie
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foraygardengirl
Jun 3, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Asperula odorata/sweet woodruff is hardy here in zone 4a. It's a wonderful ground cover. Very interesting and pretty foliage all season, white starry flowers in the spring. I like the pink gussonii too, Dirt...will see if it would survive here.
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Old gardeners never die. They are just pruned and repotted.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jun 3, 2015 8:33 PM CST
here is gussonii just waking up this year
Thumb of 2015-06-04/dirtdorphins/de1352

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Nov 11, 2015 9:11 AM CST
We have Sweet Woodruff in our Botanical Garden and it does fine. Good to zone 3. The suberosa looks to be good only to zone 5.
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Nov 11, 2015 9:00 PM CST
Thanks......I will look for seeds and/or plants.

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