Friday, May 13, 2011

Dipelta floribunda: the flowers are pleasant but the persistent calyces are showier

Dipelta is an attractive largish shrub whose fragrant light pink flowers have attractive yellow throats. It's a one season plant, sort of formlessly glumply, like a Weigela or a Forsythia. Still, if you had a few acres it would be a plant you'd want to have.

1 comment:

MulchMaid said...

Yes, I find it hard to give over my limited space to anything that doesn't do at least double duty. Although I don't have room for blobs, those calyces ARE fascinating.