- formerly known as Kolkwitzia amabilis
- beauty bush
Location in the Gardens:
- The Lower Garden - The Herbaceous Garden
Season of interest:
Description of plant:
Deciduous shrub with simple opposite leaves and clusters of bell shaped pink flowers marked with deep yellow in the throat. Grows to 3m.
Ideal growing conditions and habitat:
Well drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Country of origin:
Plant-hunting expedition, 1901 E.H. Wilson.
Bought and raised from seed from Messrs Veitch.
Other interesting information:
Originally rare, how it became a popular and ubiquitous horticultural plant.