Milkwort
Polygala calcarea

Family: Polygalaceae
Genus: Polygala (pol-ee-GAH-luh) (Info)
Species: calcarea (kal-KAR-ee-uh) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

East Haddam, Connecticut

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 31, 2001, Baa wrote:

Mat forming perennial from Western Europe. Has small mid green, obovate, leathery leaves. Bears terminal racemes of deep blue flowers with a white fringed lip. From a distance the flowers look pea like but on closer inspection are very diffferent.

Flowers April - July.

Prefers sharply drained, moderately fertile, humus rich soil with shade from the sun in the hottest part of the day.