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jacaranda

Our creative adventure began in 1999, a new house and a bare plot. We were part of the NGS family for 10 years. Now we’re sitting back and relaxing!

Calycanthus Raulstonii syn. Sinocalycalycanthus raulstonii

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jacaranda

According to an item from the Hampton Court Garden Festival this gorgeous shrub is under threat. I am so happy to be doing my bit, albeit inadvertently, by growing both the claret coloured one and the white one. Although the flowers look very exotic the shrub is easy to grow and trouble free. Every garden should have one!!! #calycanthus #deciduous #underthreat #mygardentoday 💚

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justin

This is one of my spirits shrubs 👌🏼 I didn’t know it was under threat and got one from Hilliers after seeing it at Chelsea a few years ago. It’s beautiful

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joanboston

I got one last year. It’s doing very well

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hebelover

Never heard of it 🤔

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jacaranda

A chap called Barry Clarke from Hilliers holds the national collection. He was interviewed on Thursday evening’s Hampton Court programme. It was only a small piece but it was very interesting. @justin

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jacaranda

You’re doing your bit as well, Joan 👍😂😘 @joanboston

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jacaranda

I’ve posted quite a few photos of mine, Jason. It’s a great shrub and the flowers are beautiful 😍 @hebelover

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I think I said they were in our gc after seeing yours the first time, maybe I should have got one and done my bit….😀

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jacaranda

Definitely, Elaine! Worth every penny 👍😂😘

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jacaranda

Not all the #calycanthus flowers open up enough so that you can see the pretty centres, but this one was very obliging! #upclose #mygardentoday 💚

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joanboston

Gorgeous

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juliesgarden

Wow 🤩

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jacaranda

Not the best photo but it gives some idea of the size of my #calycanthus It’s probably about 8ft high and 4ft wide! I’ll try to get a better photo later 🤞 ❤️💚 #mygardentoday

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joanboston

Mines just a baby!

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italydiva

Gosh! Impressive Barbara 😀

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

They had them in the gc yesterday it’s the first time I’ve seen them.....in white too...👌🏼

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jacaranda

I bought a white one last autumn, Elaine. It’s very small but it has buds so I can’t wait to see what the flowers look like 🤞😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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crabby58

They look like tiny roses😘😘

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I had a bit of a pang of desire but I just haven’t the room....😪

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gwenniemom

@jacaranda thank you Barbara wouldent it 🤞

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jacaranda

One of my favourites! It looks exotic but it’s such an easy shrub to grow. #colourpop #calycanthus #mygardentoday 💚

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emch

#midwesternnative #fragrant

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

It looks lovely especially the colour....

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joanboston

I got one last year, so first flowers for me this year. Will post tomorrow Barbara

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jacaranda

In this photo the colour looks almost mauve but real life the colour is more burgundy, Elaine. It really is a beauty 😍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jacaranda

I look forward to seeing your photo tomorrow, Joan 👍😘 @joanboston

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I’m intrigued as to what the middle will look like when it fully opens.....

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jacaranda

I’ll try to remember to take a photo, Elaine 🤞😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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jamesdep

@jacaranda I love this I had one in my last house, will post a picture and tag you, would like one in my new home but not come across one yet, I’ll see if my plant sale lady can get me one again. Lovely 🌺🌺🌺

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laketitlow

Pretty 😍

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jacaranda

The first flower 😍 #sinocalycanthus #calycanthus #maroonflowers #deciduousshrub #mygardentoday

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justin

This is one of my favourite plants 👌🏼

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jacaranda

Mine too, Justin. It looks so exotic ❤️ @justin

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jacaranda

The promise of things to come! #calycanthus #hartlagewine #flowerbuds #deciduous #deciduousshrub #mygardentoday 28/04/2019

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justin

This is one of my favourite plants in my garden 👌🏼❤️

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jacaranda

Mine too, Justin. It looks so exotic yet it’s as tough as old boots and never fails to deliver 💗 @justin

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jadojado29

Gorgeous Barbara @jacaranda ❤️

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jacaranda

#newgrowth and new #flowerbuds on the #calycanthus in #mygardentoday 14/04/2019

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jacaranda

This is such an amazing plant! Three weeks ago it was moved to a more open position yet it hasn’t flagged and still continues to flower! #calycanthus #choisya #astrantia #happyplant

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jacaranda

The flowers on this gorgeous #shrub are my all time #tuesdaytreasures #hartlagewine #mygardentoday #exoticlooking

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columbiariver

I keep telling my husband that I can't have any more plants. I have enough to play with forever. Then you post this one. I had this at our first home...ages ago, Barbara. Just loved it. I guess I do have room for one more. Xo

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jacaranda

There’s always room for one more, Laura, and this one is so perfect 👍😂😘 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

I think so...

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jacaranda

Here you are, Justin. Not a great shot as it’s too big and doesn’t really stand out in the photo against the green background, but you can get a rough idea. Although large it’s a very open shrub so I can grown things underneath and see through it to the plants behind. @justin #calycanthus #hartlagewine #deciduousshrub #mygardentoday 10/05/2018

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jacaranda

I am always so excited when I discover the first flower on this shrub. It looks too exotic to grow in a British garden but it thrives in mine! #calycanthus #hartlagewine #maroonflowers #mygardentoday 08/05/2018

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carolgs

So pretty 💕

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pauline33

Oh that looks lovely 😊💕💕

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columbiariver

So beautiful...

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justin

Just love them, they’re wonderful

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jacaranda

This shrub just keeps getting better and better! 💕💕💕

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rachelbrooks

That's pretty Barbara 🌸💕

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jacaranda

The first flower! Research tells me that this shrub should flower from June through to August but mine are well on the way to flowering now! #summerinspring #calycanthusallspice #mygardentoday

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jacq1075

A Lovely deep shade of pink 💕

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shelleyB

@jacaranda lovely colour 😊

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icedance

Stunning Barbara 😍😍

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jacaranda

A slightly better photo of the flower Laura @columbiariver I hope this helps 😘

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columbiariver

It's so pretty Barbara. Reminds me very much of a shrub my mom had. She called it a 'pomegranate'. I can't find it anywhere. This may be it. I love the randomness and color of the blooms. Thanks for the close look. I'm going to be looking for one now.

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jacaranda

This is such an unusual #shrub with beautiful wine-coloured flowers, hence the name "Hartlage Wine". It has a sprawling habit but it's not so dense that it overpowers its neighbours. One of my all-time favourites! #mygarden #ngsgarden

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nessas

It is very pretty Barbara 😍

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columbiariver

Is the bloom a very dry flower? I've been looking for something very similar.

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clipperty

That's is really lovely Barbara...I'm thinking....cuttings?! Xxx

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jacaranda

I've never tried cuttings Claudia @clipperty but I might have a go. The flowers aren't dry Laura @columbiariver I'll try to find an up close photo to post 😘😘

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