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This species is not very hardy in Britain, but it can be grown outdoors in selected areas. Plants tolerate temperatures down to about -6°c, although prolonged frosts, or frosts combined with cold dry winds will cause damage. They are best grown in a cool greenhouse, but plants can be placed outdoors in the summer. A very ornamental plant. A good bee plant, providing an abundance of nectar. Many botanists see this species as no more than a synonym for P. repens.Plants are intolerant of root disturbance and should be grown in pots until they are planted into their final positions.
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