I love this plant..
I think it's the basic architecture that appeals to me ; and since it is not hardy here I bring it inside every winter without fail and give it a place of honor in the house where I can look at it all winter. I've had it a few years and it hasn't grown much; I repotted it in spring and added another small 2" plant that I got at the SF Garden Show. This is the first time it has bloomed, and I am ridiculously excited.
But I love the foliage most of all. Maybe that makes this a quasi Foliage Follow Up post ???
San Marcos Growers says it is native to South Africa , and grows to 2ft tall. At the rate mine is growing by the time it hits 2 feet I'll be shuffling around the garden with my cane and a bottle of Geritol.
Wednesday Vignette – foliar flair
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