(Arnebia benthamii)

Perennial
Macrotomia benthamii.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Arnebia benthamii
Boraginaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Cardiac and febrifuge. The plant is considered to be useful in the treatment of diseases of the tongue and throat[145, 240].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow spring in a greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 8 weeks at 20¡c[134]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. It is best to harvest the seed when it is slightly under-ripe, since it is quickly dispersed when ripe[200]. Cuttings with a heel in the autumn in sand in a cold frame[1]. Root cuttings in sand in a frame during the winter[1].
Requires a well-drained gritty soil and a sunny position in the rock garden or on a dry wall[1]. 211075
E. Asia – Himalayas from Pakistan to W. Nepal.

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