Wordless Wednesday – First Flower of Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paperbush) January 28, 2015January 28, 2015 / Julie Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paperbush) RHS Wisley 24.01.2015 Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Stunning photo – I love the contrast of the yellow against the silvery grey.
Thanks Jenny, that was taken on Saturday morning at Wisley in beautiful sunshine, I like that colour combination too.
I am so jealous. I have lost 2 of these and they are so expensive I daren’ t risk it again. Do you find it is quite hardy? What sort of position suits it?
I can’t grow these either, my current garden is in a frost pocket. I went to Wisley on Saturday morning, this is the one growing near the King and Queen statue against the house wall. So very sheltered, although there was another one growing in the E.A.Bowles plant area that was in a more exposed position, but sheltered by other shrubs and trees. Its on my wish list for my next garden though!
I keep peering at mine but the flowers are nowhere near ready to come out yet, I cant wait
Helen, how wonderful, I can imagine how exciting that will be.
That is a beauty.! D.
She certainly is! 🙂
Great capture, almost more beautiful like this than when it is fully open.
Thanks Christina, I love this stage of flowering, its so hopeful and full of promise.
Edgworthia grows like a weed here and we’ve had temps to 12 F (-11 C) this winter. It’s kin to daphne, so perhaps the trick is especially well-drained soil. Great photo, Julie.
I’ve read they rarely suffer from any pests or diseases but did not realise they could tolerate that much cold Marian. I hope you are wrapped up in those temperatures!
That one tiny flower is such a lovely sight for winter-weary eyes! Thanks for sharing Julie!
Oh I know just what you mean by winter weary, we’ve got some chilly weather here and a little snow tomorrow but winter flowers always make me feel quite hopeful.
Fabulous photo of a stunning shrub which I’ve read about on several American blogs. Last year I kept a recently acquired small plant in the greenhouse over winter, then realised it had to chance it outside. We’ve had minus 10 so far this year, and a single flower bud is still poised. Whether it will survive long term ….? but worth a punt for such a lovely early bloomer,
Julian, minus 10 is cold! We’ve had minus 3 a few weeks ago. I really hope your Edgeworthia does survive its so disappointing when plants fail but as you say its worth a punt, I’ve read they like the shelter of wall, if you have some space there.
I’ll post a pic if the flower opens.. its possible that my point and shoot thermometer reads slightly inaccurately, but only by a couple of degrees C or so,
Such a beauty – it is definitely on my wish list!
I have so many plants on my wish list now, we need a bigger garden!
I have never seen one of these in person but always loved how velvety it looks.
They do look very tactile don’t they, thats a quality in plants that doesn’t get enough mention, Edgeworthia would be lovely in a sensory garden.
Beautiful photo! I don’t know this plant at all. I am also thinking I ought to take a trip to Wisley one day!
Its interesting now Clare but from the Spring onwards there should be much more going on. I visit because my eldest daughter sometimes trains near there on a Saturday, so a visit fills my time.
How beautiful! What a shame it’s not yours, though. It’s been on my wish list for some time now. After all it’s supposed to smell of cake! I’ve tracked down a source – now to track down the right position!
I’ve read Edgeworthia appreciates some shelter, I’ve just looked at your plan – you have lots of choices for a position!!
A very interesting picture of this flower. Is it on a tree or shrub?
Edgeworthia chrysantha is a medium sized shrub Cynthia and the flowers are fragrant too.
Wonderful photograph, I love how the one little floret seems to have just popped open.
The contrast on that photo is stunning, really good job!