Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
(Burning Bush). Plants are 2 years old. Mature plants are up to 90 cms in height. Purple-mauve flowers with darker veins early summer, highly fragrant lemon scented leaves. A beautiful plant when in flower and a favourite of mine. Lovely as specimen plant where you can brush past it. Usually take 4 years to flower. Winter dormant.
Rare, beautiful plant. Height To 1.2 metres. Upright clump forming and somewhat bushy. Masses of slender 5-petalled star-like white flowers held in loose corymbs on wiry, branching, distinctively red stems in late spring to early summer. Moist, humus rich soil - quite drought tolerant once established. Lovely as a background plant for part shade. Foliage is an attractive red colour in autumn. A lovey rare, specimen plant. Winter dormant.
To 20 cms. Pretty rosy-pink flower spikes. Dwarf low growing habit. suits rockery, front of border. Sun, well drained soil. Drought resistant once established. Attracts butterflies and bees. Winter dormant.