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Polygala Purple Passion

Award winning evergreen with an amazing fragrance of Tutti-frutti sweets. 
Incredibly hardy, evergreen and scented, what more could anyone wish for in a plant.
Often seen growing in Norwegian gardens, beautiful purple-pink and yellow pea-like blooms smother the shiny foliage during early spring and early summer. 

Drought tolerant, happy in containers, or perfect in rock gardens or front of border making excellent ground-cover.
Low maintenance, easy to grow preferring well-drained soil in sun or part shade. 
Height 20 cm (8"). Spread 50 cm (20"). Fully hardy perennial.
Flower Colour
Purple, Yellow

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Small Gardens

Drought Tolerant, Great Ground Cover, Ideal for Beginners, Scented, Suitable for Container

Fully hardy perennial


December onwards

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

50cm (20")

20cm (8")

Chamaebuxus grandiflora


Moist but well-drained acidic soil


Sun or part shade


Not suitable for cutting


Spring and early summer

Additional Information

Evergreen foliage, happy in borders and containers. Scented. Water potted plants freely when in full growth, sparingly at other times. Lanky stems may be cut back hard in winter. If you have not got acidic soil, three times a year water your plants with an acid fertiliser. Propagate by seed in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer. Fully hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 29 Oct 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
Kind wishes"
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