Friday, July 25, 2008

Kirengeshoma is About to Bloom

I have had two varieties of this lovely shade-loving perennial in my garden for the last five years. Commonly known as Waxy Bells, it grows about 1 meter high and has spread about 80 cm wide. It takes some drought, but will look quite pathetic: the upper leaves hang and the lower leaves will fall off. It's an unusual shade plant in that it begins blooming mid-summer. This year with all the rain, I hope to have blossoms for the next four weeks or so. I'll take a few more photos over the next few weeks to show you how pretty it is in full bloom.

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