The variety I have is Hibiscus syriacus ‘Oiseau Bleu’ which has amazing large deep purple/blue coloured flowers with a bright magenta centre. It is a deciduous shrub but has lovely dark green foliage during late spring and summer.
If, like me, you love mistletoe and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without it, you’ll love this website too. It has lots of facts about mistletoe including the fact that the mistletoe we are all familiar with is just one of hundres of species worldwide. All are plant parasites, meaning that they grow as parasites on the branches of trees and shrubs. In Britain, most mistletoe grows on apple trees but it can also be found on poplars and willows.
Aquilegia live full sun but do well in partial shade too. They are fully hardy and flower during May and June, self seeding around the garden.
It is an award-winning bush rose and does well in full sun with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. It is disease resistant and the blooms make excellent cut-flowers.