• A Blue Beauty

    13th June 2012In The GardenStephanie Donaldson

    The abutilon x suntense is a marvel at this time of year, especially in the evening when the colour of the flowers intensifies in the low light. It is planted in a west-facing sheltered corner in very dry poor soil at the foot of the mimosa tree, but it blooms its socks off every year. After flowering I cut the stems back by about two thirds to keep it from getting too straggly.