One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Ceratostigma willmotianum and Gardenia jasmenoides 'Michael' flowering below the pagoda
Both of these plants are right on the northern edge of their hardiness....or a little beyond it. This past winter was so mild... More people ought to try the Ceratostigma willmotianum in Zone 7. It's a truly blue flower. I'm thinking we're too far north for Gardenia 'Michael' to have a long term future but he's been hanging in there for the past few years and the flowers are "full sized", much larger than those on the other "hardy" gardenias.