Monthly Archives: December 2016

Dionysia ‘Charlson Thomas’


Dionysia are small evergreen perennials forming cushions of oblong or spoon-shaped leaves, with 5-petalled, salver-shaped, yellow, pink or purple flowers in spring or early summer

‘Charlson Thomas’ is a small, hummock-forming plant with tiny leaves and abundant, pale lilac flowers, each with a light yellow eye, opening in early spring

Common Name: dionysia ‘Charlson Thomas’
Family: Primulaceae
Color flower: Pale Blue in Spring
Hardiness: old H4 (hardy)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter
Height: Up to 10 cm
Habit: Mat forming
Habit: Generally pest free
Pruning: No pruning required
Spreadid: South-facing
Time to ultimate height: 5-10 years
Exposure: Grow under glass or in an alpine house in a mix of 3 parts grit to one part each of loam and leaf mould. Provide a deep collar of grit and maintain good ventilation in full light. When in growth water sparingly from below (ensuring the collar is kept dry) and water sparingly in winter. Also easy to grow outdoors in tufa in full sun but protect plant surface from wet
Garden characteristics: Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden