Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tracelospermum 'Tricolor', Confederate Jasmine

Tracelospermum jasminoides 'Tricolor'

My photo does not do this plant justice. At the moment this hardy ground cover is sending up all its new growth which is a bright Flamingo pink. It is one of those plants which takes its time to get growing. One small plant seemingly puts on no growth in the first year and then suddenly takes off. It is excellent for covering embankments, spilling over rocks or filling in gaps between shrubs or under trees, and will grow without any special attention once established, though the best leaf colour will be developed in full sun. It is also cold hardy down to about minus 12C (10F). Flowers are rarely produced but it is one of the best foliage plants for any style of garden.
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