Thursday, June 25, 2009

Leptodermis oblonga...just a nice unassuming shrub that blooms for much of the summer

These plants are still flowering in China Valley about 100' in from the road below the trail; they've been in bloom for over 6 weeks. It won't knock your socks off, but the color is very nice. Roses outshine it and iris and hydranageas. Even Astilbe is more impressive for a few weeks, but there's something about this plant. You can cut it back or's not demanding, actually sort of like a caryopteris, and it just keeps going. There will be flowers in September, and there won't be disease problems or pests. I like it!

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