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PlantFiles: Derwent Speedwell
Derwentia derwentiana

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Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Derwentia (der-WENT-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: derwentiana (der-went-ee-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:
Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Profile:

1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh On Sep 13, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is an attractive Australian speedwell, growing in moist forests and particularly subalpine habitats up the East coast of Australia. The plant has a woody perennial rootstock from which multiple stems arise each spring, reaching to 1.8 metres tall, and bearing spikes of white or very pale blue or lilac flowers. In subalpine areas it can grow in large numbers along roadsides.
I have once successfully grown it from seed for a revegetation project, but have not yet established one in my garden. The seed is very small and not easily collected. possibly bagging a flower spike as the seed is nearly ripe would be the most effective method.



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