Bruckenthalia

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Bruckenthalia
Bruckenthalia spiculifolia2.jpg
Bruckenthalia spiculifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Bruckenthalia
Rchb.
Species: B. spiculifolia
Binomial name
Bruckenthalia spiculifolia
(Salisb.) Rchb.

Bruckenthalia is a genus of plants consisting of only one species, Bruckenthalia spiculifolia (spike heath) an evergreen shrub native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. It is a dwarf and heath-like plant to 10 in high. Suitable for rock gardens and borders. Leaves are dark green. The flowers in terminal clusters of rose-pink, bell-shaped appear in early summer.

Cultivation The plant prefers sandy peat with lime-free. Propagate from seed, cuttings or division.

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