Friday, November 18, 2011

Some Plants Seen at Kiftsgate

There were numerous treasures to be found at Kifstgate. Here is some striking and unusual peony foliage.

Deutzia setchuenensis var. corymbiflora
This Deutzia had a somewhat wiry shrub-like habit and this one gorgeous bloom.

Toad Lily standing out in front of that blue door!

Anemone 'Pamina'

Hypericum olympicum 'Citrinum' 
I was pretty enamored with all the Hypericums on this trip. I saw all types, from the tall, sticky, overgrown shrubs to dainty little ground covers.  The plant is common and often a thug, but ever so lovely, with blue, waxy leaves, sturdy red-round stems, and silky-yellow blooms.

Lunaria annua
Honesty! In almost all the gardens this was a plant left to shimmer and shine on the edges of things. The flower is quite beautiful too, and bees and butterflies love it, but the seed heads have to be the best reason to grow it.

1 comment:

  1. My grandmother always grew some Lunaria by her back door. "Money plant", she called it.

    I have admired A. 'Pamina' before... it reminds me of a ruffled fairy gown. So fresh for autumn.

    Enjoying your posts!