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Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Axminster Gold’

Symphytum

<i>Symphytum</i> x <i>uplandicum</i> ‘Axminster Gold’

With its large and artfully variegated textural leaves, this robust perennial becomes a bold centerpiece anywhere it’s planted. Vibrant lemon-yellows paint broad margins on grayish green arching foliage, a welcome sight especially in the quiet days of early spring. Gradually the distinctive basal mound grows taller, sending up flower stalks with elongated leaves and dainty small clusters of nodding blue blossoms.

Moist soil where it’s sunny, afternoon shade in drier sites, and a good shearing of the lanky stems will keep ‘Axminster Gold’ looking resplendent.

Blooms June – July.

Size: 18" high x 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 5.

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Racy red blooms…
You may be considering ushering some plants with red flowers into your garden bed. If so, we encourage you to be brave and take the plunge! But why, you may ask? For starters, red flowers cast bold accents. Their hot colors add pizazz and passion, while arousing your senses. You can combine red blooms with yellow, magenta or orange-colored flowers to make a spicy statement. If that seems too daring, the addition of green, bronze or silver foliage, as well as lavender, purple or blue-violet blossoms tends to tone them down a bit. However you choose to display them, they are sure to draw attention!

Flowers to fall in love with…
Our Valentine’s Day newsletter includes plants whose blooms range from dreamy pastel pink and lilac to crimson, blue violet and purple. These diverse, easily grown gems have stolen our hearts, and we hope they will charm you as well!

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