Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'
Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'
Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'
Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'
Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'
Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'

Cortusa matthioli 'Alba'

Alpine Bells

Primulaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

June

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

partial shade

Soil

well drained, humus rich

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

the species is native to mountains in S- and E-Europe, including the Alps and Carpathians

Cortusa is a small genus in the primrose family, Primulaceae,  that bears a resemblance to primroses. Most species are spring flowering alpines native to mountains in S- and E-Europe, including the Alps and Carpathians, but a few species are native to China.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in January - March.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. Germination can be slow and take several months. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

Beautiful woodland plant that grows best in well drained, humus rich soil, in dappled shade.

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