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Magic double plant ~ not a bouquet!


Magic double plant ~ not a bouquet!

This is Skimmia Japonica Magic Two Colour, I bought it from a lovely little plant stall, where the owner is a real 'old gardener' type and is really interested in new varieties and what he can find to sell. He found these in Cornwall recently and doesnt think they are available elsewhere ~ there are two different colours of bud/flower on the one bush, one will open to lime green and the other to white, in the spring and will have a scent ~ possibly two different scents ~ I have to wait to find out.
The stall owner was interested to know if anyone else knew anything about this plant ~ I promised to put it on here and ask.



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Never seen anyhtng like it..its beautiful:)

10 Oct, 2011

 

Splendid shoot from a beautiful plant..Bravo !

10 Oct, 2011

 

that's jolly nice Sticki. Is it hardy comiing from cornwall? I do hope so, it will make a stunning larger shrub.

10 Oct, 2011

 

have to admit - haven't seen it before... Really interesting. On the small picture it looked like a flower arrangement in a vase, lol.
How did they do it??? lol

10 Oct, 2011

 

i suggested to the plant seller he should wrap it like a bouquet ~ cos thats what it looks like ~ i quite agree kasy!!
i dont know if its hardy ~ i will have to let you know!!
thanks ray and pixi

10 Oct, 2011

 

No, never seen a "bi-colour" Skimmia Sticki. But my Mum had a Spiraea in her garden that had cream flowers and pink flowers on the same bush. Nice one.

10 Oct, 2011

 

Mmm, I reckon you could in for some plant envy there Sticki, especially as it appears to be so rare. It's a really lovely find.

10 Oct, 2011

 

I though it was a bouquet at first too,Sticki..how lovely! and so unusual..aren't you the lucky one? ..are you going to have it in a sheltered place for the coming winter ..just in case ?

10 Oct, 2011

 

no idea???!!
i could easily leave it in its pot tho then i have the option, the alternative is to have a nice little fleece cape for it!!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

Its lovely Sticki....

10 Oct, 2011

 

thanks motinot, I have put it on the question section as well to see what I can find out.

10 Oct, 2011

 

Brilliant Sticki - looks so pretty

10 Oct, 2011

 

That is fantastic so unusual and I agree does lok like a boquet;0)

10 Oct, 2011

 

im lucky to have a lovely little plant stall nearby where the owners are friendly and chatty, he was so excited about the plant himself!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

I really like this Sticki. :o)

10 Oct, 2011

 

thanks paul, pansy and labdancer, i shall have to let you all know how it gets on!!

spritz has looked it up and it is hardy!!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

Well - remember them from work - they weren't that hardy. So I would suggest fleecing them over when the temperatures will drop below 0 C. We lost quite few of them:( They seem to like sheltered position.

10 Oct, 2011

 

That's really different - never seen it before but it's lovely.

10 Oct, 2011

 

:)))))))))))

10 Oct, 2011

 

it's very nice sticki not seen anything like that before..

10 Oct, 2011

 

thank you everyone ~ i shall give it some tlc!!! my garden is relatively sheltered but i havent decided exactly where to put it yet ~ just didnt want to leave it at the garden shop ~ had to have it!!!!

10 Oct, 2011

 

I too thought it was a bouquet.Its really lovely .

11 Oct, 2011

 

thanks Rose, it will be interesting to see how it grows ~ i have changed its title!!

11 Oct, 2011

 

This is a first for me, two different scents sounds very interesting, please keep us posted.

11 Oct, 2011

 

i will do DD, not sure it will have the different scents ~ would be good if it did tho.

11 Oct, 2011

 

Looks lovely Sticki....I haven't seen one like this either. Walked past a section of the GC yesterday with Skimmia and didn't see any like this. Lucky you :)

11 Oct, 2011

 

the man who sold it likes to find something new i think scottish!!

11 Oct, 2011

 

How unusual is that, Sticki? ... I think it's a beauty ... :o)

11 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley, I thought it was too good to miss!!

11 Oct, 2011

 

: o )))

11 Oct, 2011

 

It's nice when you get a personal touch like this Sticki, with useful advice and tips.
I hate those Garden Centres when staff don't know a thing but talk a good game!

11 Oct, 2011

 

It's a tiny little stall almost like a big shed at a nearby craft centre. Just nice to call in sometimes.

12 Oct, 2011

 

Very interesting plant, I can honestly say this is one I know almost nothing about. It's very pretty, keep us posted on how it does :)

13 Oct, 2011

 

i will do Rk ~ its still in its pot at the moment ~ will be in the ground by the weekend though.

13 Oct, 2011

 

Its lovely Sticki. There seems to be a bit of a fashion for putting two vars on the same rootstock..they do it with fruit trees as well...they are clever these horticulturists aren't they! This is lovely! If your garden is sheltered I'm pretty sure it will be fine in the ground. I have all my Skimmia in the ground here, to no ill effect. The little variegated ones however...they are much more tender...I can't keep them at all! I look forward to seeing how it does in the spring...the scent from mine was just heaven this spring....a bonus I hadn't expected as I didn't know they were scented!

16 Oct, 2011

 

No I hadnt realised that either ~ Im looking forward to that.

16 Oct, 2011

 

Oooh, it's really lovely and very powerful!

16 Oct, 2011

 

oh thank you, thats great news

16 Oct, 2011

 

Lovely!

17 Oct, 2011

 

I too was about to compliment you on your flower arranging lol! Unusual!! (the plant - not you doing flower arranging)

27 Oct, 2011

 

its got one or two flowers open now! makes flower arranging easy when they come ready in a pot!!!

27 Oct, 2011

 

Im all for that considering Im totally hopeless at doing it myself!

27 Oct, 2011



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