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The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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Clerodendrum ugandense

This leggy shrub native to Uganda in the eastern corridor is producing profuse panicles of these beautiful China blue flowers against pear-shaped mid green simple leaves.
The four upper lobes are broadly symmetrical and in a paler blue giving rise to the common moniker of butterfly bush - the curving anthers also looking rather like antennae. But the lower, fifth keeled petal in a deeper inky blue anchors these butterflies beautifully.

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