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Enter the Dragon. Edgeworthia chrysantha Red Dragon

Enter the Dragon.  Edgeworthia chrysantha Red Dragon

Edgeworthia chrysantha Red Dragon

An extraordinary sight when in flower with tubular red flowers Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Red Dragon’

from February to April.  The plants we have on site are on flower a little early but we won’t tell them off as they are just to stunning to see. 

This stunner forms an open shrub that produces these amazing flowers on bare stems before the long lance-shaped leaves appear.  The flowers are fragrant and as they gradually open the form an almost ball shaped cluster of tubular flowers.

Edgeworthia are best in a sunny to slightly shaded position in a well drained loamy soil.  Once they are settled they will reach a size of 1.5m height by 1.5m spread.  A truly lovely plant and if you prefer a sunny yellow flower then look out for Edgeworthia chrysantha ‘Grandiflora’.    

Edgeworthia were originally cultivated in Japan for the manufacture of thin yet strong paper, in fact the stems can almost be tied in knots adding to its novelty value – a great party trick. 

   

Red Dragon                               Grandiflora