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Blue Diamond Impatiens
photo: Egil J. Skarning via wikipedia.org
From a genus comprised of hundreds of species, the following
easily grown shade lovers offer both foliar and floral
interest. Impatiens omeiana is surprisingly hardy, while
the other selections are quite tender; all look compelling
in either a pot or a garden bed.
Hailing from the world’s deepest canyon in the remote
Himalayan shadows of Mt. Namcha-Barwa, this wondrous
2003 discovery introduces perhaps the bluest
flowering perennial Impatiens to date. Hallmarked by
yellow-etched white throats and bright ultramarine or
vivid blue-violet flared petals, whose colors vacillate
with exposure, the extraordinary bountiful blooms
appear nearly year round, conjuring images of exotic
flying birds amid shiny serrated green leaves. Highly
coveted, hard-to-find and perfect for containers, inside
or out, Blue Diamond is a frost sensitive temptress that
can be grown as a self-sowing annual in cold climates
and as a perennial in milder areas, where it adores cool
summers, even moisture and filtered light, and abhors
hot sun and frosty nights.
Size: 18" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 10.
Impatiens namchabarwensis (P-1807)
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I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
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Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
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