End­less-colour for con­tain­ers

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

An­nual bed­ding plants are of­ten the first port of call for long-flow­er­ing con­tain­ers and they do a grand job. But what about some plants that are as flower-rich as the bed­ding species and bloom nearly year-round in a shel­tered spot? Two species will do this. One is the ubiq­ui­tous erysi­mum ‘Bowles’s Mauve’, whose pur­ple bras­sica blooms ap­pear nearly all year un­til it burns it­self out. The other is, to my mind, an even be er plant. It can bloom as heav­ily as the erysi­mum but has the added bonus of fra­grance. The plant I’m talk­ing about is. Drum roll…… Neme­sia den­tic­u­lata ‘Confe i’. It has pale pink and white flow­ers with a sweet, musky scent held over a bushy, del­i­cate-leaved plant. Main­tain­ing it takes li le more than oc­ca­sional feeds and the removal of dead stems – not a lot to ask for year-round colour and scent!

Neme­sia ‘Confe i’ is a real ‘doer’ plant

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