Something different for red winter blooms

bahia(SF Bay Area)February 6, 2012

Southwestern Australian has a wealth of less well known flowering shrubs in the Pea Family, and this Brachysema lanceolatum is one of them. I'm using an older name for this, it has recently been completely renamed. Very useful for being deer tolerant, winter blooming and relatively low water using, and cheery red blooms. Brachysema praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly' is a summer blooming cousin with dark bronze foliage, that is probably the more common of the two. If anyone is interested in tracking down B. lanceolatum for their garden, Annie's Annuals grows it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Brachysema lanceolatum in bloom

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Fire engine red Antirrhinum bloomed all winter last year and lasted until hot weather in May. Not a rare plant, but a beautiful one, and certainly red. Al

    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 8:36AM
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Very cool! Do hummingbirds like it? Acid test in my garden-not only must it be attractive, it needs to feed something.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2012 at 8:45AM
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