Wordless Wednesday – Persian Ironwood in flower

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Cherry red Parrotia persica flowers are brightening up the Pleasure Grounds at Wimpole

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The flower clusters are pushing out from the furry husks, like feeding sea anemones

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Ready to dance in the wind

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Or maybe they are related to red legged hermit crabs!

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Persian Ironwood in flower

  1. Lovely little clusters of color.

  2. susurrus says:

    … or a flock of pink flamingo seedlings?

  3. Chloris says:

    Gorgeous and great photos. I tried this but lost it, I think it needs an acid soil.

    • From what I’ve read it can tolerate alkaline soils if they are moist, but well-drained. I am pretty certain that a PH test at Wimpole would show it to be fairly alkaline given its proximity to a chalk ridge. Maybe your got too dry? That’s how I’ve killed my witch hazel 😦

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, my, it does look like a red hermit crab! Love it!

  5. Tina says:

    That’s a gorgeous color. And in that one shot, there’s definitely a crab resemblance.

  6. What a stunning plant. It sure boosts the spirits.

  7. Christina says:

    I’d forgotten that it is winter flowering. I like the idea of hermit crabs!!

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