Haberlea ferdinandii-cobourgii

Photo by Ron Myhr
Grown at Wisley Gardens, UK

Near the end of its flowering display in mid-May, 2002, this specimen was nonetheless spectacular.  It was growing on a vertical north-facing wall, rooted in soil jammed into a seam between rocks.  A closeup of flowers on another plant can be seen here

Haberleas are relatively hardy alpine gesneriads, from the mountains of south-eastern Europe.  Wisley is the large display garden of the Royal Horticultural Society in Surrey, south-west of London. 

 

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