Wordless Wednesday – Edgeworthia chrysantha March 2, 2016 / Julie Plants for pollinators – Edgeworthia chrysantha in the RHS Garden – Wisley Share this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I can’t think why I don’t have one of these.
Yes! I can’t think why you don’t either, you are the ideal plantswoman for the job! 🙂
Wish ours was looking like that! Perhaps a bit optimistic to try it up here, but the flowers look so amazing we were tempted. Lovely photo!
I am a little nervous to try here in our exposed windy frost pocket, this one is Wisleys. You made me wonder how different the Japanese climate is to Wales and which climate range in Japan Edgeworthia originates from? Hopefully yours does well.
Very interesting – I didn’t know it was from Japan – I’d first seen it on an American garden blog….but if its similar to Saxigraga fortunei, then maybe it will survive? We have it amongst other taller shrubs for extra shelter,
Hi Julian, here’s the link from Kew
Its quite an interesting plant.
Thanks for that Julie
This is a great series of posts you are doing – I am taking notes:)
Thanks, I was inspired by you! I am slowly making a permanent page to add to my blog of plants for wildlife and pollinators too – its a work in progress but hopefully I can add that page soon.
Looking forward to seeing it:)
I love this plant. I have seen it recently in the park and now I know its name. Thank you.
You are welcome. Wisley is very helpful at labelling, it’s frustrating to a see a plant especially now there are so many new cultivars and not be able to find any form of label. Sounds like a very nice park too!
Beautiful picture Julie.
Thanks, its a very beautiful plant too. 🙂
Julie, is that a big flowerhead or small? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that flower before, unless it’s so small that I overlooked it.
Each ‘flower head’ is made up of lots of smaller tubular flowers and the whole head can be around 5cm wide. The shrub is around 1.5m tall and wide. The stems are large pencil thickness to give an idea of size too. In leaf its easily overlooked, but in flower its a stunner.
Beautiful picture of a beautiful flower. I have definitely heard of this one and I am trying to think from where – Not sure if I can grow it here but I always research plants from your postings to see if they are a candidate.
Its a little less hardy than the Sarcococca, and has a H4 hardiness rating here, down to -10 to -5c but in florida I guess your winters are often very mild. I think you’d like this plant very much Kate.
This looks so pretty Julie! I don’t think I’ve ever seen one ‘in the flesh’ before though I have heard of it. Is it strongly scented?
Quite faint as far as I could detect, but I was distracted by the Robin and did not go back for another sniff!
That’s interesting Julie, thanks. I have had to look it up as I was unfamiliar with it. Do you grow it?
I would dearly like to, but I haven’t the right place for one here, apart from the one at Wisley I haven’t seen another.