Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blooming it's little head off

Leptodermis oblonga? Have you ever heard of it? I hadn't till about four years ago.

Here is a shrub that doesn't get to big, 24 inches maybe, and blooms from the heat in June till frost in October! I really like the size and look of this little charmer. Lavender purple star shaped blossoms that are lightly fragrant just really shine for summer. To me the blossoms look like daphne to me.

Placing this shrub along a walkway or in the front of the border is where I would recommend it.

This is a zone 5 plant and needs to be watered well the fist few season, then I would allow it to acclimate.

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