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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Jurinea Cass.
Jurinea
Asteraceae (Compositae)

Between 150-300 species depending on classification. 150 species in the FSU.

J. bucharica Winkl.

Central Asia (Pamiro Alay). Foothills, rocky and sandy slopes, steppes.

Plant 15-60 cm. Rhizome thick. Leafy stems few, rarely branched, woolly-tomentose. Basal leaves pinnatisect, petiolate, upper leaves sessile, lanceolate or linear. Heads solitary, 2.5 x 1.5 cm, flowers bright pink. V - early spring (some leaves usually overwinter) to late autumn. Fl - April, May in the wild. Fr - June. P - by seed. Good for the flower bed. Very drought resistant. Z 5. New.

J. filicifolia Boiss.

Caucasus (the Greater Caucasus). On cliffs in alpine zone.

Plant 3-5 (-10) cm. Rhizome branched. Flowering stem very short. Leaves in rosette, oblong with short petiole, pinnatisect or pinnatipartite. Heads large, many-flowered. Flowers pink-purple. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl - June- July for 4-5 weeks. Fr - August-September. P - by seed and division. Well suited to the rock garden. Z 6 (5). New.

J. monticola Iljn (J. abramovii O. et B. Fedtsch.)

Central Asia (Karatau). On gravelly slopes, rocky places.

Plant 5-15 cm. Rhizome branched. Stem leafy ascending. Rosette leaves 1-2.5 cm, numerous, spathulate or oblong, pinnatipartite or pinnatilobate, grey green above, grey beneath. Heads large, solitary, flowers pink-purple. V - mid spring to late autumn. Fl - mid summer. Fr - early autumn. Good for the rock garden, flower bed. Drought and heat resistant. Z 6 (5). New.

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