Sunday, September 10, 2006

Turtles, Turtles, Turtles

On a gray, windswept day, when the gloom under the dense trees in our garden is almost palpable, the unseasonably cheerful rasberry-pink flowers of the Japanese turtlehead (Chelonopsis yagiharana) are a delight. This is a short, dense clumper (almost a groundcover), and as carefree as can be. I have this planted in a bed with hostas and hellebores, so its bright flowers show up nicely. It will bloom until frost cuts it down, some starry October night. Posted by Picasa

That is pretty. Where did you get it?
Kathy... I got it at Asiatica, but I see it offered at other nurseries now... maybe Lazy S, and a couple of others. It's a very nice little plant; not spectacular, but this time of year, it's neat.
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