Spring intoxication: a couple of impulse purchases.
Looking very sweet pea like:
Chorizema 'Bush Flame' is a hybrid of Chorizema cordatum x C. varium. All but one of the eighteen species of Chorizema are endemic to Western Australia. My initial impulse was to plant Chorizema 'Bush Flame' out front, where the pink of the flower would go nicely with the pink of Calandrinia grandiflora. Reading about Chorizema cordatum, however, I kept seeing "light shade", "delicately surface rooted", and "C. cordatum could
have a prominent position in a shadier corner". Okay, not out front in an arid, pitiless all-day blaze.
What is "light shade", anyway?
Light shade is a permanent shade cast by the shadow of a building,
wall, hedge, or tree on a site otherwise exposed to the sky and open to
light. It offers the most opportunity for blooming plants that otherwise
like the sun. Hmm, I define that as "bright shade"...
Light shade occurs along edges of woodlands and in savannas where trees
provide up to 25 percent canopy closure and plants receive 5 to 10
hours direct sun. Okay, in other words, some shade in the afternoon or during the hottest part of the day. I think I get it.
Light + Shade is a two-disc album by English musician Mike Oldfield. It
is the first album to be released by Oldfield following his... Never mind! Scratch 3. I'll go with Definition 2. I've got an empty spot on the back side of 'Belinda's Dream', a tricky spot in some shade and some sun but with rich, fluffy soil. I'll try it there.
Ceanothus x 'Lemon Ice' has the classic blue Ceanothus flowers combined with a yellow variegated foliage. I...just...couldn't...resist.
The Ceanothus will go near the 'Golden Buddha' Duranta.
If you have empty spots in the ground for impulse buys, then they are no longer impulse buys. :)