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Close up of Chalice Flower

Close up of Chalice Flower (Kitaibelia vitifolia)

For my records. Flower of Kitaibelia vitifolia.

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Yes it is ... and yes it will! I hope to remove a nondescript Photinia and plant this in the space in the Autumn. I bought this today at Denman Gardens, home of the late John Brookes, garden designer.

25 Jun, 2020


Julia, I know I posted a blog about Denman Gardens, a few years ago, but I've either deleted it or it's gone missing!

We booked a timed slot for 10am, next visitors came in half an hour later by which time we had walked a fair way. There are some very big trees there so shaded areas aplenty! I think only 12 visitors were booked for today. Free if you are RHS members. I might post a blog when I've culled the photos down ... :o)

25 Jun, 2020


Much, much nicer than a photinia.

25 Jun, 2020


What an interesting flower.

25 Jun, 2020


I have adefinite resistance to them, you may have gathered.

25 Jun, 2020


It’s definitely a pretty one, nice detail too. I have a Photinia and if it looks like it’s still struggling into next’ll be out!!

26 Jun, 2020


Kate, I have found the Photinias aren't happy in the shade of the neighbour's huge trees.

27 Jun, 2020

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This photo is of "Kitaibelia vitifolia (Chalice flower/Russian hibiscus)" in Shirley_tulip's garden

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