Chinese Fringe Flower

9 Mar

Chinese Fringe Flower (Loropetalum), 4-8 ft., horizontal tiered growth habit, foliage in shades of green to deep burgundy, white or hot pink fringe flowers are heaviest in spring, some throughout the year, plant in sun or shade, needs regular moisture, good in raised beds, will drape over walls.

The white-flowering type, Loropetalum chinense, has been around for years and is truly a good dependable shrub, but it has never been widely grown. A pink-flowering version, Loropetalum c. rubrum, a relative newcomer to garden centers, has really popularized the plant. Some of the pink bloomers can be found under names such as ‘Blush,’ ‘Burgundy,’ ‘Sizzlin’ Pink,’ ‘Razzleberri,’ and ‘Rubrum.’ Their airy ribbonlike blooms are striking, and some selections sport showy purple-green to burgundy foliage.

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One Response to “Chinese Fringe Flower”

  1. mariacorinna December 17, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    misterious………i BOUGHT IT RED became green,flowers were pink and became white…….mc

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