Growing Lithodora

Latin Name Pronunciation: lith-oh-dor'uh  

About seven species comprise this small genus in the Borage family, all of which are evergreen shrubs on the short side. The best in cultivation offer bright, gentian-blue flowers on spreading plants that look well in raised beds or other situations that show their blooms to advantage.

Plants require full sun and well-drained, moderately rich soil. They tend to be shrubby and it is best to wait until spring to prune back stems injured by cold.

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