|The original choral bells|
I was quite impressed with some of the leaf colours, so a bought a few small, cheap, late season specimens and put them in my own garden. I like the fact that they are reasonably comfortable in either shade or full sun. Now I have found that the lime green and pink ones are not very robust in this climate. I did not get lime green (Kiwi or Key Lime Pie) myself, but it is rather lack lustre in my client's bed. I did get a pink leaf (Peach Melba), but could only be described as frail at best.
A close up of one of the variegated leaves - it is all about the leaves. In breeding up from the humble choral bells plant, the flowers have been relegated to the back burner. In fact I usually dead head them before they even bloom, as the tall stalks and nondescript little blossoms detract from their redeeming features - the showy multi-hued leaves.
And that is about all I have to say for today.
Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.