Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hemiboea subcapitata. Doing nicely after surviving one winter at the US National Arboretum.


All survived and they look great. There are many more flowers this year. It really is a pretty little groundcover with those dark glossy leaves. I guess the final verdict isn't in but last winter was legitimately cold so I'm tentatively confident it's a USDA Zone 7 plant. This patch is just past the stone steps that descent from the red pagoda into China Valley.

3 comments:

College Gardener said...

Really cool plant!

Jim Hughes said...

I have 3 growing in University Park which tends to be a few degrees colder than the arboretum. They made it through the winter just fine. Great shiney leaf for the shade.

MulchMaid said...

Lovely foliage and bonus points for an intriguing flower!