Thursday, September 4, 2008

Leschenaultia biloba

Leschenaultia biloba
Blue-----blue--as if the sky let fall
A flower from its cerulean wall
W.C Bryant

When this little W.A. perennial comes into flower about now I always long to see it massed planted by the hundreds .The exceptional blue flowers are an intense colour. The plants habit though tends to be on the limp side and it often has its thin stems tied to a stake in a pot to prevent it from looking too forlorn,hence the suggestion for mass planting. In a garden bed it needs some strong structural plants around it such as Agaves or Aloes to maintain a fluent structural picture for the time when it is not in flower.

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