Photos of extraordinary plants (13): C.formosanum

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Abgeschickt von Michael Weinert am 08 Juni, 2001 um 06:58:11

This is an extraordinary huge clump of C.formosanum, very well cultivated by a fellow grower. One of the plants is even double flowered. Isn't it gorgeous?

One point is important with the culture of C.formosanum in the garden: This species can tolerate frost only as long as the shoot buds are closed. Its tendency to start growing very early makes it susceptible to late frosts and bad weather in early spring. Such clumps are only possible with the appropriate climate or with a lot of care and protection during the first stages of growth.