Diosma hirsuta ‘Pink Fountain’

Common Name : diosma 'pink fountain'Type : ShrubHabit : BushyFoliage : EvergreenHeight : 0.1-0.5 metresSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : PinkFlowering from : Marchto JuneFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H3
Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK -5° to 1°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterFragrant

This small, heather-like shrub comes from South Africa. Fragrant, evergreen foliage provides a pleasing backdrop for the small, whitish-pink blossoms that appear from March to June.


2019 – Average flowering this winter. Quite a nice look in February. Very beautiful flowering mid-March. Begins to turn pinkish/purple in mid-March. Superb pink-mauve bloom in mid-April. Nice development this season.

2018 – Well flourished in January. Sheltered under winter protective fleece this winter. Removed the fleece outside of freezing periods. Foliage was frost-burnt at the end of February. Not very vigorous then. Seems to be 3/4 dead. Well regrown on the top of the outer stems during May-June. Small regrowth in the centre at the end of July. A few flowers in mid-September. Half flowered in October-December.

2017 – Planted in the western border on March 19, 2017 (all in bloom). Clearly pinkish-mauve blossoms in mid-April. Abundant and very long flowering time. Beautiful development of the foliage then.

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