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Lotus hirsutus 'Brimstone'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lotus (LO-tus) (Info)
Species: hirsutus (her-SOO-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Brimstone

Synonym:Dorycnium hirsutum

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Shrubs

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Chartreuse/Yellow
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive philomel On May 28, 2006, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

I wasn't sure if I would like this version of the normally soft silvery grey plant, but it is thriving, and, despite the yellowish leaves, doesn't look sick or out of place. Undoubtedly one to look out for if you have a sunny dry spot to fill. The bees love it.

The calyces are pale pink and the petals white (as in the type), giving a pleasant soft look to the flowers.

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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