Trachystemon orientalis

Abraham-Isaac-Jacob - Trachystemon orientalis

Common Name: Abraham-Isaac-Jacob
Genus: Trachystemon
Species: orientalis

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.40 m (40 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: March & April

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Wonderful spikes of dodecatheon-like blue flowers in spring above bold sandpapery green leaves. A wonderful and easy-to-grow pulmonaria relative that has been around for many years. It makes an excellent ground cover for dry shade.
  • Garden care: Mulch with well-rotted manure in spring and dead-head after flowering to encourage the growth of young foliage