New Dan Hinkley introduction…
Mine is still in its pot because I can’t decide where to plant it. What it likes best so far, though, is partial shade tucked under a drippy hose pipe. Dan Hinkley brought Chinese Fairy Bells back from the Sichuan Province and now it is available wherever Monrovia plants are sold.
Love, love, love the bamboo-ish leaves in summer- shrub-like, but Monrovia calls it a perennial. The new burgundy growth is other-wordly and weird, topped with creamy flowers in spring. Can’t wait.
I know! Plant it under the hose pipe. Duh!
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