Go native when planting in Spain

ANTHORA: A good choice for the native garden

SPAIN’S natural landscape and native plants vary with the country’s different climates; warmer in the south and cooler in the north, so when planting choose according to your region. Here are some native plants to Spain you may, or may not, have heard of.

Anthora: Also known as healing wolfsbane and yellow monkshood, anthora (Aconitum anthora) is native to Spain, Europe and northern Asia. The plant grows to three feet in height and thrives in partial shade to full-sun conditions and moderately moist soil.

Ornamental Onion: A member of the Alliaceae family, ornamental onion (Allium senescens) grows throughout Europe. It grows to an average two feet in height and thrives in partial shade to full-sun conditions and is tolerant to drought as well as thriving in moist soil.

Bee Orchid: Is a versatile perennial orchid that grows in a variety of landscapes in Spain and is named as its blossom resembles the form of a bee.

Grey-Leaved Cistus: Is also known as sun rose and rock rose and continuously produces one-day pink, lilac or purple flowers that have yellow centres. The evergreen plant grows up to three feet in height and thrives in full sun.

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