involucrata Sieb

 

Bed G: Plant 03

The name means surrounded with bracts and refers to the flowers.

A small deciduous shrub with spherical flower buds enclosed in downy bracts.  The flowers consist of numerous lilac blue small fertile flowers and a few white to pale pink sterile flowers.  The leaves are dull green and covered with rough bristles.  The cultivar ‘Hortensis’ has double pink flowers and is much more attractive.

UK Plant Finder: 2012 = 10 nurseries

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