Diosma hirsuta ‘Pink Fountain’

Common Name : diosma 'pink fountain'Family : RutaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushySpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : PinkFlowering from : Marchto JuneFoliage : EvergreenFoliage 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.

2020 – Timid flowering at the beginning of February. Superb development afterwards. But a little “stuck” next to the phormium which has grown a lot. On 20 July, relocated in place of the dead daphne in B21. A few flowers on August 17th!

2019 – Average flowering this winter. Quite a nice set in February. Very beautiful flowering in mid-March. Begins to take on a pink/purple hue in mid-March. Superb pink/purple blooms mid-April. Good development this season.

2018 – Nicely flowered in January. Sheltered under a winter canopy this winter. Removed the veil outside of frosty periods. Foliage tip damaged at the end of February. Not very vigorous afterwards. Seems to be 3/4 dead. Greenish on the outer stems during May-June. Small regrowth in the centre at the end of July. A few flowers in mid-September. Half flowering in October-December.

2017 – Planted in the western border on March 19th 2017 (full bloom). Clearly mauve-pink blooms in mid-April. Very long and abundant flowering. Good foliage development afterwards.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: B21