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If you like unusual and beautiful plants in your garden, you will love the deciduous Rostrinucula Dependens Happy Cascade. This rare woody perennial from China might be best compared to buddleia, but its striking blooms might even surpass the beauty of the treasured butterfly bush. Rostrinucula Dependens is a member of the salvia family, but it is not often found outside the Yunnan province from where it originates.
The arching stems of this deciduous shrub bear narrow, oblong grey-green leaves that have a lovely minty scent. In September through to October, this showy cultivar is enveloped in pink or lavender weeping flower racemes. The profusion of the cascading blossoms late in the summer makes this rare perennial a striking addition to mixed shrub borders. Even in the winter, the graceful pendulous form of this perennial and the flaky brown bark will offer visual interest.
Height and Spread of Rostrinucula Dependens Happy Cascade
Rostrinucula Happy Cascade is a compact shrub that will suit both large gardens and those with limited space. When fully mature, this perennial will be around 1.8 metres high and across.
How Hardy is Rostrinucula Dependens Happy Cascade
Although Rostrinucula Dependens originally comes from southwestern China, this shrub feels at home here in the United Kingdom. Fully hardy, Rostrinucula Happy Cascade will survive in areas where winter temperatures do not drop below -10 degrees Celsius.
How To Use Rostrinucula Dependens Happy Cascade
However you decide to use Rostrinucula Happy Cascade, one thing is for sure: it will not go unnoticed! This perennial is quite showy during the flowering season. Late summer to early autumn, it will transform into a truly captivating pinkish-lilac waterfall of blossoms.
Ideally, Rostrinucula Dependens would be used as a late-season addition to a mixed shrub border, where it would add interest once the early bloomers fade. Pair it with spring flowering cultivars such as Camellias or Azaleas. Alternatively, you could decide to complement this rare beauty with one of the gorgeous blooming perennials, such as Agapanthus varieties.
How To Care for Rostrinucula Dependens Happy Cascade
Rostrinucula Happy Cascade offers a lot but requires little in return. This woody perennial will thrive in full sun or partial shade. Any reasonably good soil will do, but plant this cultivar in medium-fertile, moist, but well-drained soil for best results.
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