Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Day 20/37


What's in a name? 

This ruby red foliage plant is Loropetalum (Loropetalum Chinense), also known as Chinese Fringe Flower.

I've planted these plants in Dusita Vista Garden a year ago without knowing what it's called until one of the FB Flowers Group members brought up this matter.

According to the plants experts, Loropetalums show excellent versatility in the landscape. They are attractive when grown in clusters or mixed screens as well as foundation plantings, single species and bonsai. 

Their deep plum-pink foliage contrasts well with other shrubs and the profuse fuchsia fringe-like blooms make a great all time show. They are fast growing, and sun and drought tolerant too.

I'm now the proud owner of two pots of blooming Chinese Fringe Flowers and I happen to have two healthy plants on the ground, guarding the front gate as well.

Happy Gardening!

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