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Fine stands of bleeding hearts are putting on a spectacular show in the Woodland Garden
Fine stands of bleeding hearts are putting on a spectacular show in the Woodland Garden
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Canarina canariensis

This scandent climber from the Canary Islands seems a mismatch of succulent fleshy tuberous roots with recognizably delicate Campanulaceae flowers. Not found growing wild anywhere else but this important archipelago for the study of speciation, the Canary bellflower is clearly a niche, specialized plant.
The stunning flowers in a burnished orange are bell shaped with six flared and pointed lobes, the petal tissue taut like young skin but clearly veined in puce. The flower bell is set off beautifully by a star-shaped ruff of six long tapering light green sepals.

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