Pot Size: 7.5 litre
Description: From one of my collections gathered with Peter Wharton in the soggy autumn of 2007 near the Chinese border with northern Vietnam. A remarkable but variable species that grew in forest clearings in full sun on open mountainsides. Forming a robust medium sized shrub, with upright purple stems and petioles bearing thick textured serrated leaves 10 × 3.5 cm. With terminal large cymes of blue fertile (pink on lime) flowers 15 cm across, subtended by white to blue sterile florets during early summer-autumn. Sun or partial shade in any good moisture retentive soil.
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Crûg Farm Plants, Griffith's Crossing, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU.
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