Saturday, May 16, 2009
I wrote one month ago about Calycanthus floridus, known some places as Carolina Allspice, blooming then. It is still blooming; I didn't realize the bloom time lasted so long. Did I mention the fragrance?
There is a pale cultivar that is popular in collectors' gardens. I really prefer the old species. The maroon color is unusual and adds to the garden, especially pretty when the oakleaf hydrangeas behind it come into bloom.